|The Climbers' Club was founded
in 1898 and is a national club whose objectives are to encourage mountaineering and
rock-climbing, and to promote the general interests of mountaineers and the
mountain environment. We welcome applications for membership from committed and
The club owns some of the best hut accommodation in the country and is the biggest publisher of climbing guidebooks in the UK, issuing guides to North Wales, Pembroke, Cornwall, Devon, Lundy and other southern areas. We also publish newsletters, and an annual journal.
Left: Climbers on Diamond Solitaire (VS), Lundy
Benefits of membership:
• Access to a network of potential climbing partners all
over the country
Is it really worth the hassle?
The following is a letter received recently from one of our 'members posted overseas', which describes his feelings about the club. It doesn't really need any further explanation...
It was a pleasure meeting you and Boris at Helyg last week while I was there with my guest Chris. I really enjoy getting to know other CC club members at the huts, as I can guarantee that I'm going to meet an interesting cross section of society, plus everyone seems united in their common love of the hills and their conscientous attitude to the huts and their fellow club members.
I've only been a member since 1999, and in that time have only been able to visit the huts a handful of times (due to my overseas residency), so for me the club is still a great source of potential to tap into when I visit the UK. I wish there was more I could do as an expat member to support the club's goals at representing the tradition of Britsh rock climbing and mountaineering and being a leader in motivating and recruiting young people to foster both an appropriate recreational as well as a conservationist attitude to the outdoors.
Please let me know if there is something I can do on a voluntary basis from North Carolina that might help the club. I wish there was something like the CC over here in the US.
Look forward to seeing you again.
Cost of membership:
The Subscription for 2011 has been fixed by the Committee at £46.00 for ordinary members and £30.00 for members (under 25yrs or over 65yrs by election). These amounts will be collected by Direct Debit on or about the 15th July 2011. The amounts include the BMC subscription of £11.75 - members with multiple club memberships are reminded that they only need pay this once and any overpayment can be recovered direct from the BMC via a refund claim form.