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, where the Xmas calendar will dictate the socials. 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!

Footsteps in Dolpo – charmed or cursed?
Wed 20 Jan 2016

In October 2014 five members of the LMC went on an expedition to the magical land of Dolpo in Nepal's wild west. This evening Tony Hamza shows a video and tells of the challenges of visiting such a remote area. Was the expedition charmed or cursed? Come along to find out!

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Tony Hamza

Venue Details

The Prince of Wales, 150-151 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5TD

LMC Members' Multimedia Night – Wild Scotland
Wed 17 Feb 2016

Club members Mark Harratt and Zaheer Durrani will share tales of their explorations in remote areas of Scotland. Get inspired for some wild and wonderful adventures!

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Mark Harratt & Zaheer Durrani

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Wed 16 Mar 2016

Come and support your club at this year's AGM. This is your opportunity to discuss the running of the club with the committee as well as to ask questions.

Drinks from 7pm, meeting starts at 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Pakistan Mountain Adventures
Wed 20 Apr 2016

Murilo will join us to share his tales of exploring unclimbed peaks in Pakistan from an expedition with former LMC member, Lee Harrison.

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Muirlo Lessa

Venue Details

The Prince of Wales, 150-151 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5TD

Mountain Photography Top Tips
Wed 18 May 2016

Professional photographer Elliot Hook will be joining us to share some top tips for taking photographs in the mountains.

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Elliot Hook

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Getting started in the Alps
Wed 15 Jun 2016

LMC members with years of experience will join to share their tips on how to get started in the Alps and where to go for your first adventures.

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Various LMC Members

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Rerun
Wed 20 Jul 2016

RE-RUN DUE TO NOT REACHING QUORUM IN MARCH

Come and support your club at this year's AGM. This is your opportunity to discuss the running of the club with the committee as well as to ask questions.

Drinks from 7pm, meeting starts at 8pm in the upstairs Function Room

Check the agenda in advance


Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Social Social
Wed 17 Aug 2016

Note: we have a booking for a couple of downstairs tables only and not the usual function room.

Drinks from 7pm


Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

BMC Area Meeting: London and South East
Thu 01 Sep 2016

This is your opportunity (as club members) to put your views to BMC vice-president Nick Kurth and CEO Dave Turnbull regarding the recently announced re-branding of the BMC to Climb Britain.

There will also be a guest speaker.

Read more on the BMC's website:
https://community.thebmc.co.uk/Event.aspx?id=3712


Speaker

TJ Halbertsma

Venue Details

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

LMC Quiz Night 2016
Wed 21 Sep 2016

Form a team with a silly name and answer mountaineering-related questions to win some great prizes!

Drinks from 7pm, quiz starts at 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Hosted by Mark Harratt and Alison Byrne

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

The truth and a couple of lies about Canadian ski traverses
Wed 19 Oct 2016

Owen is a lead guide in Canada for Northern Escape Heliskiing and runs his own company called Summit Ski Tours specialising in bespoke trips for skiers and snowboarders with a sense of adventure and a love of the mountains.

Owen is no stranger to the mountains and has spent many years training as ACMG ski guide. During this process he spent a significant time completing(and failing) several ski traverses each spring in order to be accepted into the exam process. His presentation will focus on his experiences while on these trips throughout the mountain ranges of British Columbia and Alberta.

Please see links below for more information on Owen

http://www.neheliski.com/
http://www.summitskitours.com

Drinks from 7pm, presentation from 8pm in the upstairs Function Room


Speaker

Owen Day

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

LMC Multi-media night
Wed 16 Nov 2016

An exciting evening of short talks from our club members telling mountaineering tales from their trips over the past 12months from The old man of Hoy to The Himalayas and beyond...........

Drinks from 7pm and talks start at 8pm upstairs in The Devereux


Speaker

Club members

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Court, London WC2R 3JJ

Christmas Party
Wed 14 Dec 2016

This years LMC Christmas party will be at Dishoom (Carnaby Street branch) at 7pm

As we have a large group there is a set menu of sharing dishes and dessert is included (vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes available). Price is £27.50pp

http://www.dishoom.com/food-drink/

We have a limited number of spaces so places will be offered on a first come first serve basis - if you would like to reserve a place please drop me an e-mail at alibyrnie@gmail.com


Venue Details

Dishoom, 22 Kingly Street, W1B 5PW

Unfinished Business
Wed 18 Jan 2017

What should you do when you fail on a 6,000 metre peak or a high pass in the Himalayas? Should you walk on or turn back?
This evening Tony shares a video of when he walked back to the Annapurna range in Nepal to deal with some unfinished business.

Look forward to seeing you all there. Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Tony Hamza

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ

Unchartered territory on a student budget
Wed 15 Feb 2017

Oli is a 21-year-old explorer, photographer, writer, and aspiring filmmaker.

Oli recently got back from an expedition to survey an area of unexplored Sumatran jungle, make a first ascent of the 3080m Mount Kurik, and cross the island on foot (https://maptia.com/olibhead/stories/sumatran-megatransect-mount-kurik).

In 2015 Oli spent 2 months walking across South India from the Bay of Bengal (East Coast) to the Arabian Sea (West Coast). Key events include a 450km detour to avoid a mountain pass which had just witnessed two consecutive leopard attacks, sleeping rough in fields frequented by tigers, facing torrential monsoon rain with no tent, and trekking in the cloud forests of the Western Ghats (http://www.sidetracked.com/big-cats-and-bus-shelters/).

Oli will be giving a presentation on his adventures to date

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Oli Broadhead

Venue Details

The Devereux, 20 Devereux Ct, London WC2R 3JJ

AGM
Wed 15 Mar 2017

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.

***THERE IS A FREE DRINK FOR THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE TO ARRIVE***

Please note change in venue:

Ye Old Cock Tavern, EC4Y 1AA


Speaker

Hosted by Guy Molyneux

Venue Details

Ye Old Cock Tavern 22 Fleet Street, Holborn, London, EC4Y 1AA

Outside social - BMC London & SE Area Meeting
Wed 12 Apr 2017

Come along to our next gathering of climbers and walkers in the London and South East area and get involved in the work of the BMC.

Date: Wednesday 12 April 2017, starting at 7.00pm

Area meetings are run by volunteers and are your chance to join in with debate and influence decisions about what happens in your area as well as the rest of the country.

A major talking point of the meeting will no doubt be the motion of ‘no confidence’ in the BMC Executive Committee, which will be voted on at the BMC AGM on 22 April – members can also vote by proxy if they won’t be attending the AGM. Simon Lee, our commercial partnerships manager will be at the meeting to talk about and discuss affinity partnerships, and hill walking development officer Carey Davies will also attend, to hear feedback from the last Mend Our Mountains campaign, and talk about plans for a follow-up initiative this year.

James McHaffie talk
Guest speaker for the evening is the super-talented rock climber James McHaffie, whose talk will roam far and high from new routing and UK trad to the big walls of Yosemite. James is also a BMC ambassador, and the BMC youth & partnerships officer.

All are welcome; food will be provided by the BMC.

Raffle prize kindly donated by Cold Mountain Kit

See the BMC Local Areas site for more details of the meeting


Speaker

Hosted by volunteers

Venue Details

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, Holborn, London EC4Y 1AA

The wonderful world of natural navigation
Wed 19 Apr 2017

Tristan Gooley is an author and natural navigator.

Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning and bestselling books, The Natural Navigator (2010), The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014) and How to Read Water (2016), three of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.

Tristan has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the BBC and many magazines.

Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the most remote regions on Earth.

He is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehandedly across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK's largest independent travel company, Trailfinders.

Tristan has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally, including The Today Programme, Night Waves, Countryfile, BBC Stargazing Live, Country Tracks, Ramblings, Open Country, Shipwrecks, The One Show and All Roads Lead Home.

Tristan will be giving a presentation on "The wonderful world of natural navigation"

Tristan blends natural science, myth, folklore and the history of travel to introduce you to the rare and ancient art of finding your way using nature’s own sign-posts, from the feel of a rock to a glance at the moon.

With Tristan’s help, you’ll learn why some trees grow the way they do and how they can help you find your way in the countryside. You’ll discover how it’s possible to find North simply by looking at a puddle and how natural signs can be used to navigate on the open ocean and in the heart of the city.

http://naturalnavigator.com/books-and-library/the-natural-navigator

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Tristan Gooley

Venue Details

Prince of Wales 150-151 Drury Lane Covent Garden WC2B 5TD

Old Man of Hoy
Wed 17 May 2017

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the famous LMC 'Viking' ascent of the East Face route spearheaded by Ralph Hale back in 2006, a small hit-squad of three LMC-ers set off in May 2016 to re-create this classic ascent complete with horned viking helmet.

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Guy Molyneux & Susan Vittery

Venue Details

Prince of Wales, 150 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5TD

Survey Monkey
Thu 15 Jun 2017

Thanks to those who have already completed the survey regarding club socials, for those who have not yet completed it please take 2mins to fill it in as ideas generated will shape club socials going forward, the more club contributions we have the better

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MQYP9DK


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details


Of Mountains and Men
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Titled ‘Of Mountains and Men’, and with a foreword by legendary British mountaineer Stephen Venables, this book is a real life, detective-like quest to explore why climbing mountains for some is a search for their soul.

Author Mateo Cabello joins us to share his experiences whilst writing this book which tells the story of three Oxford students (William Bell, Ian McKean and James Ogilvie), killed together on the Matterhorn in 1948. Mateo was inspired to find out more about their lives, hopes and dreams. In doing so, he unearthed a story about passion and zest for life, which is what this book is really about, with post-war Britain as a background; a story that will resonate not only with climbers and mountaineers but in general with any person passionate about the great outdoors.

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Mateo Cabello

Venue Details

Ye Old Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AA

Adventures of a novice mountaineer
Thu 20 Jul 2017

Bored of the normal London life, Gemma revisited her childhood love of the mountains in 2015 with a life changing trip to Nepal - kick starting her life as a novice mountaineer.

With 2017 bringing a dual Alpine adventure in the Matterhorn and the Eiger, Gemma will be sharing more about her adventures to date along with how she's been preparing for her 2017 challenges.

She'll also provide insight into how she builds the mental resilience required for climbing at altitude and the physical requirements to tackle some of the Alps most well known peaks.

https://gemlaurensmith.com/home/

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Gemma Smith

Venue Details

Ye old Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

Mountaineering in Iran
Thu 17 Aug 2017

London based, Iranian born mum of two, Shirin Shabestari explores the pivoting role climbing with her dad played in her life as a young girl growing up in Iran. Shirin will be showing a short film on Damavand and will be talking about how she started leading expeditions in Iran. Shirin will also be discussing Iran as a destination for mountaineering looking at its potential for outdoor pursuits and adventure travel. She will also touch on travel practicalities and the challenges of travelling to Iran for outdoor enthusiasts.

Drinks from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Shirin Shabestari

Venue Details

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

From 9-5 to the top of Everest and beyond
Thu 21 Sep 2017

Jo is an Outdoor Instructor and Expedition Leader, travelling all over the UK for DofE and all over the world for big mountain challenges but life hasn't always been that way. She started off her working life training horses then moved into business management, and being a risk averse, no saying, height fearing comfort living girl, adventure was never on the radar. Saying yes once gradually changed all that and last year she stood on top of Everest, having survived the tragic earthquake in Nepal in 2015. To say life has changed is an understatement! Jo will walk you through her former self, how she challenged her fears and why her work, the 7 summits and children's mental health charity Place2Be are so important to her #onelife #findyoureverest


Speaker

Jo Bradshaw

Venue Details

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Cancelled as venue being refurbished


Venue Details

Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

Thu 16 Nov 2017

CANCELLED


Speaker

TBC

Venue Details


LMC Christmas party
Wed 13 Dec 2017

This years LMC Christmas party will be at Dishoom (Kings Cross branch) on Wednesday Dec 13th

As we have a large group there is a set menu of sharing dishes (vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes available). The cost is £30pp.

We have a limited number of spaces for the Christmas dinner so drop me an e-mail at alibyrnie@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a space

Dinner is booked for 8pm but theres space for a drink or two at the bar for those who arrive early :)

https://dishoom.zendesk.com/attachments/token/uf3MMJlF9pXW3HoOQfMa1yhqz/?name=Christmas_Feast_London_2017_WEB.pdf

***Fully Booked***


Venue Details

Dishoom Kings Cross, 5 Stable Street, N1C 4AB

The Milk Lake March
Thu 18 Jan 2018

THE MILK LAKE MARCH

Do you want all your dreams to come true? Hindus believe this is possible with a swim in the Milk Lake.

This evening Tony Hamza shows the video of his journey to the holy lake at 4,500 metres in the Everest region.

He travels with a gap year student through the foothills of Nepal to the base of the great Himalayan peaks.

Of course things don't go quite to plan!

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


Speaker

Tony Hamza

Venue Details

The Royal Oak, 74 - 76 York Street, W1H 1QN

Members multimedia night
Thu 15 Feb 2018

Join us for an exciting night of mountaineering adventures hosted by our club members

Zaheer Durrani - Mountaineering in Pakistan
Kat Sizer - Trad climbing adventures
Tony Hamza - Volcano erruption
Patrick Hutchison - Climbing in Corsica
Stuart Holroyd - Winter in Antarctica


Speaker

LMC Club Members

Venue Details

The Royal Oak, 74 - 76 York Street, W1H 1QN

Mountaineering charity film night
Wed 28 Feb 2018

Join us for an evening of alpine themed films hosted by The North London Mountaineering Club to raise money for the charity Climbers Against Cancer. There will be a selection of mountaineering films on the night and the main feature film will be:

"Riso Patron: Hasta Las Webas"

Evening runs from 7-10pm

Suggested donation £5

If you are interested in attending please register using the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nlmc-charity-film-night-tickets-43161985661


Venue Details

The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate Street, E1 6BX

AGM
Wed 14 Mar 2018

*****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.

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 Pub 22 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

LMC AGM
Thu 15 Mar 2018

***AGM***

Come and support your club at this year's Annual General Meeting. This is your opportunity to discuss the running of the club with the committee as well as to ask questions.

Drinks from 7pm, meeting starts at 8pm in the upstairs Function Room

First 20 people in the door get a free drink :)

Members can find the agenda, 2017 accounts, and proposed constitution amendments at forms and documents.


Speaker

Guy Molyneux

Venue Details

The Royal Oak, 74 - 76 York Street, W1H 1QN

LMC Annual Quiz
Thu 19 Apr 2018

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!

Entry to the quiz will cost £2 per person and all proceeds from the quiz will go to the charity Climb your Mountain in memory of Bertie Aung

http://www.climbyourmountain.org

Drinks from 7pm and quiz starts at 8pm


Speaker

Chris Bailey

Venue Details

The Royal Oak, 74 - 76 York Street, W1H 1QN

Unlimited Patagonia
Thu 17 May 2018

Ever thought about hitch-hiking through The Andes living the simple life and exploring the National Parks of Patagonia? Or dreamt of climbing Aconcagua?

Suzie did just that after ditching her 9-5 in London she set off to South America to follow her dreams of living a free life, climbing mountains and exploring all the natural beauty that she could along the way.

Suzie will spend the evening telling tales of her travels and the many adventures she experienced during her time in the mountains, join us for what promises to be an entertaining evening


Speaker

Suzie Iktapras

Venue Details

The Royal Oak 74-76 York Street W1h 1QN

The Road to Manaslu
Thu 21 Jun 2018

Join us for an exciting talk by Guy and Susan who will be telling tales of their recent adventures in The Himalayas.

Meet from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Guy Molyneux and Susan Vittery

Venue Details

The Royal Oak Pub, 74-76 York Street, W1H 1QN

Social Social
Thu 19 Jul 2018

No formal presentation or talk this evening, however please feel free to meet at the pub for a social evening to chat with friends form the club. Function room will not be available on this evening. Meeting from 7pm


Venue Details

The Royal Oak 74-76 York Street W1H 1QN

Social Social
Thu 16 Aug 2018

No formal presentation or talk this evening, however please feel free to meet at the pub for a social evening to chat with friends form the club. Function room will not be available on this evening.
Meeting from 7pm


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

The Royal Oak 74-76 York Street W1H 1QN

Adventures in the Alps and the Arctic Circle
Thu 20 Sep 2018

Join us this evening in our new venue The Chapel pub where Eoin and Dave will be telling us about their adventures in The Alps and In Norway.

Eoins first trip to the Alps with the LMC was in 2015. It did not go as planned for him. A few years on, and hopefully a little wiser, he shares his experiences, including this year’s trip to Chamonix. Dave Wigley will be telling us about his recent trip to Lofoten within The Arctic Circle in Norway.

Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Eoin Brady

Venue Details

The Chapel. 48 Chapel Street. London NW1 5DP

GB para-climbing team
Thu 18 Oct 2018

This evening promises to be an entertaining evening as Ken and Josh from the GB para climbing team talk to us about the importance of not reading too much into the grading system when climbing and Josh will be speaking about risk versus reward in climbing and how his perspective has changed as a result of a life changing event.

Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Ken Ellacott and Josh Senior

Venue Details

The Chapel, 48 Chapel Street, NW1 5DP

A journey of trauma, tragedy and triumph on K2
Tue 30 Oct 2018

British record-breaking adventurer, author, speaker and leadership & team coach Adrian Hayes’s launch event for his new book on his recent tragic failure and ultimate success in summitting the world’s notorious second highest mountain.

Complimentary welcome reception drinks from 6pm, as well as a bar available after the presentation.

Presentation from 7.00pm - 8.00pm, and then a book signing from 8.00pm to 8:30pm.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-mans-climb-book-launch-and-presentation-tickets-50841829280


Speaker

Adrian Hayes

Venue Details

Address Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Trekking all over the world
Thu 15 Nov 2018

From the Uk to Australia, Africa to Asia and everywhere in between Frank and Mo will be showing a slideshow and telling us tales of their adventures together doing long distance walks and treks all over the globe. Frank and Mo have been active LMC members for many years and this promises to be an exciting talk.

Join us from 7pm and talk starts at 8pm


Speaker

Frank and Mo Dunning

Venue Details

The Chapel, 48 Chapel Street, NW1 5DP

Winter mountaineering skills - BMC lectures
Tue 27 Nov 2018

#MakeWinterCount and get tooled up with all the skills at one of our winter lectures this November. Tickets on sale beginning of October via the following link:

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/make-winter-count-with-a-bmc-skills-lecture-2018

Who can go? The Winter Lectures are brilliant for anybody who wants to learn more about winter mountaineering skills. You’ll go from bumbling about to striding with confidence to the summit after you’ve gained all the knowledge from expert Winter Mountaineering Instructors Sam Leary and Mick Jones.

What’s more, there’ll be loads of Lowe Alpine goodies up for grabs in the free prize draw to tool you up!

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

Equipment and clothing
Navigation
Footwork
Route planning
Avalanche awareness
Climbing
And much more!

Tickets can be purchased online, click the relevant link below each venue. Tickets cost £7 for BMC members and £9 for non-members. There’ll be a group discount: £4.75 when purchasing 10 or more tickets.

Tickets CANNOT be purchased on the door on the night.


Speaker

Sam Leary and Mick Jones

Venue Details

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

Christmas Social at The Great Nepalese Restaurant
Thu 13 Dec 2018

***LMC Christmas Party*** Dec 13th at 8pm

This year we are celebrating our Christmas party in a beautiful Nepalese restaurant right by Euston station (NW1 1DA) and we would love if you could join us.

The LMC Christmas party replaces the December social and is open to all club members or tentative club members! It will be held on Dec 13th and the table is booked for 8pm.
We have reserved 18 spaces - places will be given on a first come first served basis so email me at alibyrnie@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a space. Also please let me know if you are vegan, vegetarian or have any dietary requirements.

Food will cost £20pp and will include a selection of starters and main courses (for sharing) with rice and naan. There will be a mix of veg and non-veg options available. Drinks will be charged separately.

https://www.great-nepalese.com/


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

Great Nepalese Restaurant, 48 Eversholt Street, NW1 1DA

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

Psycho Vertical- Documentary Film Night
Thu 17 Oct 2019

'It was no longer about the joy of climbing, but simply the struggle of it' Andy Kirkpatrick

Join the LMC for film and pizza night. We will be showing a special screening of the fantastic documentary film by Jen Randall, based on the auto-biography of Andy Kirkpatrick. The film did the rounds at several festivals in 2017 and 2018, but we now have it available to rent for viewing together at the social.

Drinks from 7pm downstairs in the bar. Pizza and film upstairs from 8pm. The documentary is 1 hour 5 minutes long so plenty of time for post film beers to continue.

The pub has a simple food menu of bar snacks only, but we have permission to bring our own food. I am going to order some pizza, so if you want in then please email me on kathryn.sizer@googlemail.com with your dietary requirements, estimated max £10 per person for the pizza. If that doesn't interest you then there are a number of quick eateries nearby and the Devereux crew are more than happy to bring that in.


Speaker

Andy Kirkpatrick (on screen that is)

Venue Details

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

LMC SOCIAL: Women's Trad Festival Talk
Thu 21 Nov 2019

WTF: Join us for a talk from one of the founders of the Women's Trad Festival that has been running for the last 4 years in the Peak District. Prepare to be inspired by a growing network of female climbers.

Usual drinks from 7pm and the talk upstairs at 8pm

This is not a women exclusive event, all welcome. Just so happens that women feature as the topic !


Speaker

Ellie Fuller

Venue Details

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

Christmas Curry at the Great Nepalese Restuarant
Thu 12 Dec 2019

We are returning to the Great Nepalese restaurant by Euston station (NW1 1DA) and we would love if you could join us.

The LMC Curry is open to all club members or tentative club members! It will be held on Dec 12th and the downstairs room is booked from 7:45pm. Pre-dinner drinks for those who are early will be in the Euston Tap from 6:30pm

We have reserved 18 spaces - places will be given on a first come first served basis so email me at kathryn.sizer@googlemail.com if you would like to reserve a space. Also please let me know if you are vegan, vegetarian or have any dietary requirements.

Food will cost £20pp for a set menu and will include a selection of starters and main courses (for sharing) with rice and naan. There will be a mix of veg and non-veg options available. Drinks will be charged separately.

https://www.great-nepalese.com/


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

The Great Nepalese 48 Eversholt St London NW1 1DA

Christmas Music, Drinks and Mince Pies
Wed 18 Dec 2019

Join us for some Festive cheer at our favourite venue, The Dev!

We have special guests, the East Side Jazz band performing a few tunes. Including 2 of our very own LMC club members, Dai Richards and Duncan James.

Drinks available from the bar downstairs, with mince pies and music in the upstairs function room.

Drinks from 7 and music from 8


Speaker

Live music from The East Side Jazz Band

Venue Details

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

A BUMPY RIDE IN THE KARAKORAM
Thu 16 Jan 2020

Tony Hamza tells the story of early expeditions to the world's second highest mountain K2.
He will then show a video of an expedition trekking towards K2 in the summer of 2019.
Travelling in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan proved to be a very bumpy ride.

Usual drinks from 7pm and the talk upstairs at 8pm


Speaker

Tony Hamza

Venue Details

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

Avalanche! Avoiding Heuristic Traps
Thu 20 Feb 2020

Nick returns after his Alpine meet run down at the multimedia night to discuss the principles of Heuristic Traps in climbing.

Usual drinks from 7pm and the talk upstairs at 8pm


Speaker

Nick Irons

Venue Details

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

AGM
Thu 19 Mar 2020

*****Join us for our AGM on Thursday 19th March 2019*****

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***


Speaker

N/A

Venue Details

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

April Social
Thu 16 Apr 2020

Talk to be announced shortly

Usual drinks from 7pm and the talk upstairs at 8pm


Speaker

TBC

Venue Details

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