Meets

Participating in meets is what the club is all about. Meets are run by members, for members.

The club thrives by having members take an active interest in the meets that are run. To volunteer to steward a meet, or to suggest a new meet, please contact our meets secretary. The FAQ page offers advice on what to expect on a meet and guidelines for organising meets. Remember that if you have spotted potential for a new meet, the chances are high that others will also be interested!

To subscribe to the meets calendar on your smartphone, please use the URL: https://www.londonmountaineeringclub.com/icalendar/view_all

Kalymnos climbing
15 Oct 2019 to 24 Oct 2019

Spend a holiday climbing the beautiful Greek island that is Kalymnos. The island is superbly equipped for climbing, donned as one of the safest places to climb in the world. Featuring approximately 3000 sport routes, there is a wealth of climbing across all the grades (single and multi-pitch) from easy routes for beginners to the extremely hard ones for experts.

And surrounded by crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean, dotted by beaches, watching the sun slip into the horizon isn’t a bad way to end the day either.

Accommodation to be booked based on numbers. £100 deposit is required on booking to secure your place.

EasyJet flights:

Gatwick - Kos: Tuesday 15th Oct, 15:10
Kos - Gatwick: Tuesday 22nd Oct 22:00

PS. The dates have been extended to the 24th. We'll probably play around the single pitches for the first few days eg Kaslte, Sea Breezes + Elephant, etc and maybe look at some bigger stuff and possibly with a local guide.

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Yomp - Brecon Beacons
18 Oct 2019 to 19 Oct 2019

This years Yomp will be a high traverse of the Brecon Beacons- used to select special forces!

We will be staying in lovely bunkhouse at the foot of pen-y-fan, close to a nice country pub to relax in on Saturday night.

Dates: Friday 18 to Sunday 20 October.

Cost of two nights accommodation is £28.

Any questions email meet steward

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Harrison's Rocks - Sat 19th October.
19 Oct 2019 to 20 Oct 2019

The UKs finest sandstone climbing* is only an hour south of London.
Harrison’s offers a full range of grades with a few East Sussex test pieces thrown in. It’s all top roping, so rope, harness and plenty of slings are all you need.

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Navigation meet
25 Oct 2019 to 27 Oct 2019

Ever got lost on a mountain? Do you end up in groups where the blind lead the blind? Not got the confidence to politely point out someone else’s navigation is flaky? Can you make quick navigation decisions, and act on them, in a biting wind and snow? Use a GPS but have no idea what to do when the batteries run out? Can’t read a map anyway? Is it time to consider coming on our annual navigation practice weekend? 2019 - explores new territory in North Yorkshire.

[Or have you not yet got that perfect shot of confused action on a meet for the LMC annual photo competition. This could be your last chance before the 12 November deadline.]

Staying at Lowstern Hut, Clapham, N Yorkshire (£12 per night). £10 non-refundable deposit secures your place.

Optional evening pub "classroom" session in central London at 7pm on evening of Monday 21 October.

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Catalunya
26 Oct 2019 to 2 Nov 2019

Staying at the wonderful Eco-Refugi in the remote village of Abella della Conca. A ton of amazing climbing nearby - single-pitch sport, plus multi-pitch sport and trad. Great walking options too, plus mountain biking, rafting etc.

https://abellaclimb.com/info/

This is a joint meet with the Rockhoppers Mountaineering Club. 8 spaces available for LMC members.

Cost: £240 per person with £100 deposit payable now and the balance by Sept 30.

Cost includes:
Accomodation
Share of car hire and petrol (drivers will be given a budget)

Not included:
Travel to and from Barcelona
Food and drink

Recommended travel options:
Train (Eurostar to Paris then TGV to Barcelona) or flight to and from Barcelona, arriving after 2pm on Sat 26 Oct and departing after 6pm on Sat 2 Nov (assuming you want a morning's climbing on the last day).

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Epping forest - Sunday 27th October
27 Oct 2019 to 28 Oct 2019

Beat the winter time blues and come along for a nice long walk in the picturesque Epping Forest to enjoy autumn colours.
Right on the doorstep!
One of the great lungs of London covering nearly 9 square miles is easily reachable by Underground.
The walk will take you deep in the forest exploring many of the hidden lakes and hills.

Starting point: Snaresbrook Station (Central Line)
Finishing point: Epping Station
Distance: Approx 18k with an option to end it early at Visitor Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge.

The walk is on Sunday 27th October, please ignore the end date of the meet, it's only a day trip.

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Siurana
2 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

No plans for climbing in autumn yet? Join us on a trip to Siurana, home to a famous “La Rambla” 9a+, but there’s plenty of easier stuff too if you don’t fancy this one! We’re flying out Saturday 2nd November and returning Sunday 10th.

There are hundreds of crags to choice from within a short distance with a variety of styles (Siurana is a crimpy limestone, Montsant a pockety conglomerate) and it should be sunny!

We will be staying in Cornudella de Montsant at La Vileta (€20/night): http://www.en.lavileta.net/

Currently two more spaces available here or alternatively there's a rifugio less than 3 minutes walk away (€15/night): https://www.montsantnatura.cat/en/ and you'd be welcome to join us at La Vileta for evenings meals.

Car hire plus fuel should be around €50-70 per person (depending on people per car).

Currently have 9 people coming including the 3 on the meet page!

RECOMMENDED FLIGHTS FROM LONDON (around £95 plus luggage when we last checked and similar times to the Edinburgh flights):

OUT Saturday 2nd of November

6.55 am Gatwick - 10:00 am Barcelona (EasyJet)

BACK Sunday 10th of November

18:00 Barcelona – 19:20 London Gatwick (Easy Jet)

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LMC Welsh Dinner Meet
8 Nov 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Annual Welsh Dinner Meet at the Royal Victoria Hotel on the Saturday night.
Dinner, dancing to the ceilidh band and lots of fun to be had by all.
Accommodation in Fronwydyr, Tyn y Lon and Vagabonds huts.
Taxi spaces to/from Royal Victoria.
Thanks to all those who have already shown their interest and online booking is now open!
Limited number of 40 spaces. Payment up front please. It's £60 pp if you're in a hut and £45 pp if you're sorting our own own accommodation. Bargain!

Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia
LMC Welsh Dinner Saturday November 9th 2019

Spiced carrot and coriander soup, cumin cream, herb crouton
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Smooth chicken liver pate, onion marmalade, toasted Henllan bloomer
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Seafood rillette, picked vegetables, lemon honey dressing
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Pan roasted Rump of Welsh lamb, lemon & thyme potatoes, buttered mixed greens, red currant jus
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Pan fried Hake, crushed new potatoes, cockle & parsley butter, baby vegetables & crispy kale
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Chicken and bacon salad with Llanberis honey dressing and Henllan bloomer
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Mediterranean vegetable stack, sweet potato rosti, rich tomato sauce, crispy kale
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Maple glaced apple tart, crème anglaise
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Salted caramel profiteroles, Chantilly cream, chocolate sauce
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Lemon meringue, raspberry compote, iced raspberries
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House blended coffee/tea with mints

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
15 Nov 2019 to 17 Nov 2019

12 spaces booked by York Alpine Club.
4 loft spaces available to LMC members.

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Winter Munro meet
28 Nov 2019 to 30 Nov 2019

Annual pilgrimage to climb unpronounceable hills in inclement weather.

You need to own crampons and ice axe and know how to use them for this meet (which will guarantee no snow whatsoever!)

MEET FULL

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Fronwydyr booked by outside group
10 Jan 2020 to 12 Jan 2020

12 spaces booked by Croydon MC.
4 loft spaces remain for LMC members.

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Ice climbing in Ecrins
18 Jan 2020 to 26 Jan 2020

Scotland's nice, but Europe has the ice!

A chance to finally place those ice screws in an area famous for having 300 days of sun each year.

We'll be staying in the village of L'Argentiere-la-Bessee in the Hautes-Alpes. There are many picturesque valleys situated nearby boasting a huge range of ice climbs of all grades, some up to 700m long!

I'll book an airbnb/house for us to stay at. To help facilitate this, grateful if participants could pay a £50 deposit to secure their place on the trip by the 31st October so I know how many people to book accommodation for. It should be no more than £25 per person per night, but hopefully less.

Those signing up after then are welcome to join, but will need to find their own accommodation

Closest airport is Turin, or it's possible to drive in two, or one very long day.

Familiarity with the techniques required for ice climbing is recommend for those intending to come on this meet. I can't guarantee that other participants will be in a position to provide beginner instruction to those without experience of this type of climbing. Local guides are available for hire should people wish to learn the basics when they're out there, or there is an indoor ice wall in Covent Garden.

Scotland is not recommended as a venue for learning to ice climb! :-)

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Burns meet
24 Jan 2020 to 26 Jan 2020

Annual Haggis bashing in the Lake District. Staying at the YMC hut in Coniston (https://theymc.org.uk/the-hut/) . Bookings will open on January 1st, 2020. Advance payment of £25 will be taken on booking, which will cover accommodation and a communal meal on the Saturday night.

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LMC booked by outside club
14 Feb 2020 to 16 Feb 2020

12 spaces booked by Polaris MC.
4 loft spaces available to LMC members.

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CIC hut meet
16 Feb 2020 to 22 Feb 2020

Staying in the CIC hut on Ben Nevis. Winter climbing based in an alpine style hut in a fantastic location on the slopes of Ben Nevis. Sunday 16th to Saturday 22nd February.

Experienced winter climbers only. Please contact the meet secretary if in doubt. A more inclusive climbing and winter walking/mountaineering meet will be going in the calendar soon so watch this space!

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Fronwydyr booked by outside club
11 Sep 2020 to 13 Sep 2020

12 spaces booked by Vibram MC.
4 loft spaces remain available for LMC members.

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