Is there more information about safet...

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.  

Individual responsibility

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.’

How do I join SMC?

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.

How many members are in SMC?

About 100 but not all are ‘active’.

How far do you walk on a Tuesday?

Usually 4-6 miles, up to 2 hours in duration. We start at 7.30pm and go to a pub afterwards.

Do I need insurance?

Not for activities in the UK. If you went on a climbing trip abroad you would need insurance.

Can I join the climbing evening if I ...

It depends on the venue as some are more suitable for beginners than others.

Do I need to be able to read a map?

No. You may be encouraged to practise!

Is there an age limit for joining?

Yes. Anyone 18 years or over is welcome.

How fit do I need to be?

Reasonably fit but meets often subdivide according to ability and speed.

Upcoming meets

  1. Criggion public car park

    Tue 22nd Oct 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  2. Llangollen area

    Sun 27th Oct 2019
  3. The Lawley car park area

    Tue 29th Oct 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  4. Forest Glen

    Tue 5th Nov 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm