Click here to view our ‘Safety information for new members’ leaflet. The BMC website also has loads of information and videos about good practice in the mountains.
When you join, you sign the application form which includes the following statement: ‘I accept that mountaineering is inherently dangerous and take full responsibility for myself.’
Email us to make contact and for further information here SMC. Then come along to a few meets, get to know people and you will be given an application form.
About 100 but not all are ‘active’.
Usually 4-6 miles, up to 2 hours in duration. We start at 7.30pm and go to a pub afterwards.
Not for activities in the UK. If you went on a climbing trip abroad you would need insurance.
It depends on the venue as some are more suitable for beginners than others.
No. You may be encouraged to practise!
Yes. Anyone 18 years or over is welcome.
Reasonably fit but meets often subdivide according to ability and speed.