SOLIHULL MOUNTAINEERING CLUB MEETS SCHEDULE 2019-2020
Every month, the club organises a weekend meet, which form the core of the club’s activities.
The 2019-2020 programme has plenty to offer for climbing, walking and mountain biking.
Summer meets are often camping, in the colder months we are generally based in a climbing club hut.
Dates given are the evenings for which accommodation is booked – so Friday and Saturday evening, with daytime activities continuing on the Sunday, with an extra night or 2 for Bank Holidays.
In addition to this list, club members organise many more informal climbing and walking outings, from day trips in the Peak District to ski touring and alpine trips in Europe. Bookings are open to members (who have priority) and prospective members, as well as friends of members. Costs are generally around £10 per person per night for a Mountaineering Club hut.
For more information about our meets programme, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th February (2 nights)
Nant Peris, North Wales
Staying at the Ty’n Lon Hut, Nant Peris.
Nant Peris is situated in the heart of Snowdonia. This is a great locaton for Winter Mountaineering and hopefully we will have some snow.
Sunday 17th March
Walking and Bouldering Day Meet, Peak District
A combined bouldering and walking event based around Burbage in the Peaks.
Bouldering venue will be Burbage North, whilst the Burbage Valley and surrounding moorland provides some excellent walking.
Note, if the weather forecast is poor for the Sunday, this meet will move to Saturday 16th March.
Saturday 20th April to Saturday 27th April (7 nights)
Annual bolt clipping trip to Siurana in Northern Spain
Our hot rock trip is to Siurana, a tiny village situated above a beautiful canyon with stunning limestone crags in all directions.
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May (3 nights)
There is great climbing on the various granite tors and crags, whilst the moor itself provides adventurous and wild walking.
Sunday 19th May
Get out on rock day
New to rock climbing or just need to dust off your rock shoes? The Roaches is the perfect place, from beginners to the more experienced…
Note, if the weather forecast is poor for the Sunday, this meet will move to Saturday 18th.
Friday 24th to Monday 27th May (3 nights)
Laggan in the Western Cairngorms, staying at the Raeburn Hut
Our Scottish Mountaineering meet for the chance to bag some more Munros or multi-pitch climbing on the mountains.
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June (2 nights)
Silly Buggers, Wye Valley
Our traditional fun weekend camping near Symonds Yat. Boating on the river Wye, BBQ and friendly climbing at Symonds Yat.
Wednesday 26th June
Mid-Summer evening walk
Making the most of the long summer days with an evening walk in the West Midlands.
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th July (2 nights)
Capel Curig, North Wales, Camping
Snowdonia in the summer provides plenty of light to climb, scramble and walk in the beautiful Welsh Mountains.
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th August (2 nights)
Coniston, Lake District
Staying at the MAM hut in Coniston.
Coniston is an excellent location for mountain climbing and walking.
Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August (3 nights)
Camping by the coast.
Stunning sea cliff climbing and great walking along the Pembrokeshire coastal path.
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September (2 nights)
Tremadog, North Wales
Staying at the bunkhouse for some classic Welsh climbing.
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October
Clapham, Yorkshire Dales
Staying at the Lowstern Hut for some late season climbing and walking.
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November (2 nights)
Ogwen Valley, North Wales, staying at the Glen Dena Hut
Staying at the Glen Dena MAM hut in the Ogwen Valley.
Located in the heart of Snowdonia there is walking, scrambling, climbing and mountaineering on the doorstep.
Sunday 8th December
This will be a fun day out either mountain biking, walking or climbing.
Note, if the weather forecast is poor for the Sunday, this meet will move to Saturday 7th.
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February 2020 (2 nights)
Nant Peris, North Wales
12 places booked at Ty’n Lon Hut, Nant Peris – £12 per person per night
Nant Peris is situated in the heart of Snowdonia. This is a great location for winter mountaineering and walking, plus hopefully we will have some snow.
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March (2 nights)
Orpheus Caving Club Hut, Tissington, Peak District
A joint meet with the Orpheus Club – SMC members free of charge!
An opportunity to go caving in the heart of the Peak District along with Orpheus Club members. If the dark frightens you then there is plenty of walking and climbing to be done above ground.
Saturday 11th to Saturday 19th April (7 nights)
Annual bolt clipping trip to Europe
Watch out for further details!
Thursday 7th May to Sunday 10th May (3 nights)
Coniston, Lake District
The First May Bank holiday meet will be in the Lakes (note the bank holiday is on the Friday). Staying at Barrow Mountaineering & Ski Club Hut, Coniston – £10 per person per night
Friday 22nd to Monday 25th May (3 nights)
Annual visit to Scotland
This will be in the Fort William area, more details to follow