Socials

UPDATE: We're back at The Devereux as our permanant Socials home from July 2019 

Social evenings are held on the third Thursday of each month except in December, which is on the second Thursday. We meet in the upstairs room of a pub called The Devereux at 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ (map).

Socialising starts in the pub from 7pm and the main event kicks off at about 8pm in the upstairs room.

Sometimes we have a purely social evening or a quiz night, but socials are talks and slide or movie presentations by outside speakers or talented club members on climbing and mountaineering related topics.

In November, we have an ever popular annual dinner-dance at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis, Snowdonia. See the meets programme for more info!

Walking with ghosts
Thu 17 Jan 2019

Join us for the first social of 2019 where Tony Hamza tells us about his recent journey to the Forbidden Kingdom of Tibet. Destinations include Lhasa, the North Side of Everest and a 3-day trek around the sacred Mount Kailash. The holy path climbs to 5600 metres and is still travelled by prostrating pilgrims.
See all the sights on Tony's 30-minute video presentation.

Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Tony Hamza

Venue Details

The Chapel, 48 Chapel Street, NW1 5DP

Overland - Ethiopia to South Africa
Thu 21 Feb 2019

Join us for this exciting social where Jeremy will be telling us of his adventures from a recent trip to Africa where he travelled with his wife overland from Ethiopia to South Africa over nine months using public transport.

Jeremy will be telling us about his experiences in this beautiful continent - incredible nature, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery from some of the least well known national parks in the world ... mountains, active volcanoes and coastal walks. He will also be sharing stories and giving tips and practical advice about travelling in Africa.

Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Jeremy Bortz

Venue Details

The Chapel, 48 Chapel Street, NW1 5DP

AGM
Thu 14 Mar 2019

*****Join us for our AGM on Thursday March 14th*****

The AGM is an important process in determining the future direction of the club so it's important to have as many club members there as we can to ensure everyones voices are heard. From ensuring you get the right candidates for the appropriate committee positions to ensuring everyone can provide feedback and vote, a well run AGM will ensure that preparations for the rest of the year are on track.

Please make every effort to attend the AGM this year. 7pm start.

***Free drink for the first 20 people to arrive***

Please note change in venue for this event:

Ye Old Cock Tavern Pub (Upstairs function room)
22 Fleet Street,
EC4Y 1AA


Speaker

Hosted by Zaheer Durrani

Venue Details

Ye Old Cock Tavern 22 Fleet Street EC4Y 1AA

No Social in April
Thu 18 Apr 2019

*****We have decided not to hold a social in April this year as it falls on Thursday April 18th which is the beginning of The Easter weekend*****


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

N/A

BMC Alpine Skills Lectures
Fri 10 May 2019

The Alpine Lectures are brilliant for anybody new to alpine climbing who want to further develop their skills.

So what skills will you learn about?
Everything the new alpine adventurer could possibly need, including:

Acclimatisation
Fitness Preparation
Alpine Areas
Effective movement/glacial travel
Alpine Hazards
Risk Management
Ski Mountaineering
Next Steps

Lecture runs from 7-9pm on May 10th 2019. Tickets can be purchased online, see ticket link below. Buy up until 2pm on the day of the lecture.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/montane-bmc-alpine-lecture-2019-london-tickets-57099781985


Speaker

Steve Long and Calum Muskett

Venue Details

University College London Christopher Ingold Building, XLG2 Auditorium 20 Gordon Street WC1H 0AJ

Trekking and Climbing in Karakoram
Thu 23 May 2019

K2 Concordia Gondogoro La trek is considered to be one of the top 10 treks in the world. Concordia is the confluence of mighty Baltoro Glacier and Godwin-Austin Glacier and home to four of the fourteen 8000m peaks, hence it is often referred to as 'The Throne room of the Mountain Gods'. The idea was to combine this trek with an ascent of a 6000m peak. A small team lead by Zaheer set off in the summer of 2018 to achieve this goal... were they successful?

The journey took the team through stunning scenery and a strenuous walk on the longest glacier outside polar zones. An extension of the trip lead Zaheer to explore climbing opportunities in nearby areas.

Join us for drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Zaheer Durrani

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

Aconcagua
Thu 20 Jun 2019

In December 2018 a team of three current and former LMC members attempted to climb the highest mountain in the Andes, Aconcagua by the normal route. Come along to hear Guy, Ian and Zander regale you with tales of derring-do, expedition life and providing handy tips for pooing in a bag at 5000m.

****Please note a change of venue for June social only****

Ye Old Cock Tavern Pub (round the corner from the Dev)
22 Fleet Street,
EC4Y 1AA


Speaker

Guy Molyneux, Ian Rickerby and Zander Rewse-Davis

Venue Details

Ye Old Cock Tavern Pub (Upstairs function room) 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

Members Multimedia Night
Thu 18 Jul 2019

Annual showcase of members activities:

Alex Langfield: 'The Saw'- Hiking in the Italian Prealps
Chris Watt:' In the shadow of Tantric Tigers'- Hiking and trekking in Bhutan
Noyan Konnolu: Tales of trekking to K2
Nick Irons: Club Alps meet 2019 review

Usual drinks from 7pm and talks from 8pm upstairs


Speaker

Alex Langfield, Chris Watt, Noyan Konnolu & Nick Irons

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

'Where the mountains meet the Sky'
Thu 15 Aug 2019

Eoin and Kat will share tales of long distance mountain routes in the UK that include running, scrambling, hiking and the odd tumble. They will talk about the history of the club's classic Champagne Challenge, with stories of it's most recent successes. They will also provide a report from the 'Mountain Running and Scrambling' club meet hosted by Eoin earlier this year, and finally, you will hear a little about the experience of some recent fell races and sky races from UK and Ireland.

7pm drinks downstairs and talk from 8pm upstairs


Speaker

Eoin Brady and Kat Sizer

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

LMC Annual Quiz
Thu 19 Sep 2019

Join us for our annual mountaineering quiz with the opportunity to win lots of great prizes and see which team has the best mountaineering knowledge in the club!

Drinks from 7pm and quiz starts at 8pm upstairs


Speaker

Quizmaster: Alex Langfield

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

October Social
Thu 17 Oct 2019

Details to follow...


Speaker

TBC

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

November Social
Thu 21 Nov 2019

Details to follow...


Speaker

TBC

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, Temple, London WC2R 3JJ

Mountain Escapes - accounts of rescue from the brink of death
Thu 21 Nov 2019

An evening of epic tales of mountain survival in Africa, Asia and South America in aid of Community Action Nepal (www.canepal.org.uk).

Tickets: £25.

More details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-mountain-escapes-accounts-of-rescue-from-the-brink-of-death-tickets-59573271258


Speaker

Oswald Oetz, Clive Rowland, Doug Scott CBE, Paul Braithwaite and Simon Yates

Venue Details

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

Christmas Curry
Thu 12 Dec 2019

Details to follow...


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

TBC