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The LMC is open to anyone who enjoys the mountains for walking, climbing, running, mountain biking, skiing or whatever other adventurous activities you can think of!

We meet every fortnight somewhere mountainous in the uk (and occasionally abroad) and we meet every Tuesday for a pint and a gossip in a good pub in Leeds and some of us can also be found at Leeds Wall (Tuesday) or CityBloc (Thursday) or The Depot on a regular basis over winter or when it's raining.

We hold a new members evening on the first Tuesday of every month:

Our next new members social will be on Tuesday (2nd Sept) and will be held at The Palace from 9:30pm. So come along and meet the rest of the club!

All other Tuesday socials will be held at The Victoria from 9:30pm.

There are no prerequisites in terms of ability for membership and amongst the members we have a wide range of ability, experience and age. As long as you act responsibly regarding safety you can enjoy your chosen activity at the level you want.

Upcoming Meets
DateMeetMeet LeaderNotes
27th August 2014E Shipley GlenStuart Coupe 
31st AugustD Walking - Kinder John Armitage Mermaid’s Pool is a small pool on Kinder Scout in Derbyshire, England, which, according to legend, is inhabited by a beautiful mermaid who can be seen if you look into the water at midnight on Easter Eve. It is also said that its water is salty due to its being connected by an underground passage to the Atlantic. Henry Kirke White wrote a poem about a young man who drowned in the pool after he had fallen in love with her.[1] Another version describes her rather as a nymph who lives on Kinder Scout, and who bathes in the pool daily. This version describes how a local man to whom she took a liking was led by her to a nearby cavern, and whom she made immortal. This promise of immortality is said to apply to anyone who sees the mermaid on Easter Eve
31st Aug 2014D Climbing: Froggatt  Climbs 454 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 300m a.s.l – Faces W Crag features The main edge is a virtually continuous face of exceptionally clean and quick-drying rock of the highest quality up to 17m high. Both natural and quarried buttress exist, giving a variety of climbing styles, although the edge is home to some of the best slab climbing in the country.Work your way along the grades with Sunset Slab (VS 4b), Three Pebble Slab (E1 5a), Long John's Slab (E3-ish 5c), Downhill Racer (E4 6a) to finish up the superb Hairless Heart (E5 6a). Popular routes are polished and weekends often busy. An excellent sun-trap on winter days. Best routes: Valkyrie (HVS 5a) and Beau Geste (E7 6c).
2nd Sept 2014E The Palace  New Members Social from 9:30pm
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3rd Sept 2014E AlmscliffeStuart Coupe 
September 5th - 6th 2014H(12) Mill Cottage, DinorwicDave ClarkBooking Now Open Dinorwic Mill Cottage is a typical mountaineering club hut. The hut has three main areas: Sleeping quarters with bunk and 'alpine style' beds, A central lounge, a kitchen, wash room and toilets and small connecting passageway. To the east of the building is a small grassed area that has room for tents or a slackline.
10th Sept 2014E Caley Playground BouldersStuart Coupe 
14th SeptemberD Walking - WhitbyJohn Armitage The abbey ruin at the top of the East Cliff is the town's oldest and most prominent landmark. Other significant features include the swing bridge, which crosses the River Esk and the harbour, which is sheltered by the grade II listed East and West piers. The town's maritime heritage is commemorated by statues of Captain Cook and William Scoresby, as well as the whalebone arch that sits at the top of the West Cliff. The town also has a strong literary tradition and has featured in literary works, television and cinema, perhaps most famously in Bram Stoker's novel, Dracula.
September 19th - 20th 2014 H(16) Coppermines CottageJohn ArmitageBooking Now Open The cottage is situated in the Coppermines Valley, north west of Coniston village. It is an ideal base to explore the Coniston Fells and gives easy access to the crags.
7th Oct 2014E The Palace  New Members Social from 9:30pm
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October 18th - 19th 2014H(12) Agnes SpencerSimon Guilfoyle The Agnes Spencer Memorial Hut is located at Grisedale Bridge in Patterdale in the Lake District. Ideally situated for climbing and walking in the Helvellyn range.
26th October 2014D Walking - InglebroughJohn Armitage Ingleborough is one of the famous Three Peaks of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Together with Pen-y-ghent and Whernside, this mountainous area is renowned and protected for its special wildlife, geology and spectacular scenery.
October 3rd -4thH(15) FallcliffeSteve Mead Fallcliffe Cottage is 1 mile south of Hathersage on the west side of the B6001 Grindleford to Hathersage road. Froggat, Stanage, Curbar, Lawrencefield, Millstone, Stoney Middleton and many other crags are all within easy reach.
 D = Day Meet     E = Evening Meet     H = Hut Meet     C = Camping Meet    
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