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We are an active and friendly club of around 160 members, based on the Fylde Coast, Lancashire. We offer a warm welcome to walkers, climbers and mountaineers of all abilities, who share our enthusiasm for the outdoors.

If you would like to find out more, please explore the rest of the website, come along to one of our meets, including winter social meets in Poulton-le-Fylde.

You can contact us here or find us on Facebook here.

The club meets regularly most weekends throughout the summer and winter months at venues around the UK and at the Club’s two huts, both of which are situated in the English Lake District.

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I’m not the best speaker in the world but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in me doing a Social Evening based on Training for Climbing? I’m not sure what format it could take. I’d be happy to do a Q&A? Up to Club Members... ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m not the best speaker in the world but I was wondering if anyone would be interested in me doing a Social Evening based on Training for Climbing? I’m not sure what format it could take. I’d be happy to do a Q&A? Up to Club Members...

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Great idea, you will either inspire us all to get training or completely completely crush what little self confidence we are clinging on to when you show us your skills. Go for it

Very good of you to offer Iggi! Tony Hulme has offered to do the next social. I will check with him to see how long his presentation is likely to last, then see if we can fit you in as well. The last social is due in March but is usually the photo comp.

Just let me know folks I’ll do one anytime πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ™

Snow melting fast in the Lakes, taken from Whitbarrow today. The fell with most of the snow is Fairfield. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Snow melting fast in the Lakes, taken from Whitbarrow today.  The fell with most of the snow is Fairfield.

Could be the new rock n roll, at Rossall Point, Fleetwood! A newish slipway has some good edges and pockets, and that arete looks good, both sides! Also, some good slabby problems! Just need the sun at this time of year, which was not around this afternoon! Nice views though! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Desperate times......! πŸ˜ƒ

Satans slip?

You are getting desperate!

First problem should be called Needs Must....

Lundy relic. Is it worth any more now than the 40p that I paid for it all those years ago? ... See MoreSee Less

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Lundy relic. Is it worth any more now than the 40p that I paid for it all those years ago?

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Worth more if you didn't build it of course πŸ˜‰

I was given one of those when my nan took me to Ilfracombe when I was 6

Didja ever build the mofo, Nobby?

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2 weeks ago

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πŸ™‚πŸ™‚Of course. I found the guide on gear exchange 🀣

I could have sold you one of mine for £50

Is it the latest though?

Doubt it very much Nob , just want to get a feel for the place,. I am a virgin you know........

Ah! I've just answered my own question! You could have had mine for less, cos I'm gonna need an up to date one!

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2 weeks ago

Beautiful morning

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From Arnside Knot? Lovely.

Just here perhaps

And from Belthorn Top East to Pendle, for once bathed in sunshine but later in the day - the morning exercise was clearing some of the snow from farm lane.

Hampsfell today πŸ˜€

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3 weeks ago

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Matt Reed. Oh dear...

Great poseπŸ˜‚

The things you boys get up to in private!

Actually, from the look on Martin Bennett 's face, I wonder what Matt Reed is doing with his right hand? A wedgie?

Gosh, what a lovely couple πŸ€” 😁

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Following the lead of a friend on Facebook (thanks Liz) I thought I'd post some happy photos to distract from the news - all of it! So here, to prove that my pal Al Randall is right when he says "there's more to climbing than climbing", is a selection from our ice climbing meets over many many years. No gnarly action pics, just us between climbs and, surprisingly, mainly in the pub, having a good time. I hope some of it rubs off and brings a smile here and there. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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Thanks Martin and all for a great time and some good memories.

Nothing much could have cheered me up this evening except these - well a bit

Brilliant. I bloody love the ice meets. Next year, eh?

Great memories, definitely up to chef I years to comeπŸ˜€

Lace curtains at Briancon..?

Great pictures, looks like you all had a fantastic timeπŸ˜€πŸ˜Š

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3 weeks ago

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Now that was a cold day! Great idea Martin

Now that bloke at the back is far away!

Rich Mcguiness it is... he's not big but has actually described Al B as a "Borrower"

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3 weeks ago

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Ooh! I am on one of these!

Parcel of Rogues?

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3 weeks ago

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Cheers nobs!

Is Alans glass far away?

C'mon lads! Don't start that again😏

Having taken that picture I later fell foul of the same treatment Alan had had.

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3 weeks ago

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Who is this dark haired man???

So what year was this?

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3 weeks ago

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Lost again 😊

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3 weeks ago

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Martin, Robin and Simon have successfully completed todays task, and Big Brother has awarded them a luxury days skiing...

Merry Christmas to all my lovely mountaineering friends! Hope you are having a lovely day! Thanks also for all your good wishes for my 17th Birthday-ha ha ha!xxx ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Thanks Christine Fry. Here's the Christmas robin that was waiting for us to leave the pic-a-nic table to mop up the crumbs of the mince pies that went with the mulled wine on our Christmas day walk along the Bela estuary.

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4 weeks ago

Good connies up the Windy this arvo!Image attachment

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can I have that in English Martin? LOL

I hate that expression. Goes with send. Shame on you. Unless, as I sincerely hope, it was a wind-up. If so you got me.

What's The Windy? Ye cannae see that oot yer windy in Fleetwood surely?

Well It's my big 70 today-well 70 going on 17-ha! Having a nice day despite all i thought I was going to do this year! Hope you guys are well!xx ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Happy Birthday xx

Happy birthday Christine x

Tha's nobbut a lass yet Christine! Compared to some of us, that is. Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday Christine😊

Happy birthday, hope you had a fab dayπŸ˜ƒ

Happy Birthday Christine and hope you had a great day.......xx

Happy birthday Chris! Such a shame we had to cancel the FMC Ladies Great 70th Bash earlier in the year - maybe we can re-arrange for sometime soon!

It’s only a number Christine; wishing you many happy returns sweetheart xx

Happy birthday Christine.70 never

Oh my word you defo don't look anywhere near 70 Chris! Happy birthday xx

Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚

Happy birthday Fryup, have a fantastic day

Aww.. Bless my dear friend.. I was just thinking about you the other day as I went for a walk around the coast at Silverdale where we were earlier this year. I didn't realise that you are 70 years young.. You are looking very youthful for it Mrs Lush of the years.. 😘🀣🀣😘😘... Lots of love and best wishes.. Hopefully I will see you in the not too distant future.. 😊 πŸ€— 😘

πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

Happy Birthday!

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**Lundy 2022!**

*[You should have received an email about this, if not check your Spam/Junk folder]*

It's been a long time since the club visited the wonderful island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel. Well, that is due to change in September 2022!

Lundy is a rock climbers paradise with over 1200 routes of all grades from easy ones right through to the very hardest there is!

The club has now booked accommodation on Lundy from Saturday, 3rd September 2022 for 7days. Millcombe House has been booked. It sleeps 12.

**To secure your place, a non-refundable deposit of Β£50 per person needs to be paid to the club ASAP. **If there are more than 12 applicants, we will book further properties. There are still a number of properties available for the week we are going. Camping is also available.

It's not cheap, but if you wanna go, you gotta pay the price I guess. The full price for the accommodation is Β£260 for the week. The ferry to get there is also not cheap! Β£80 or thereabouts.

Please make payment to the usual club account. Index your payment "Lundy". If you need the details, please send a message to myself, or Martin Dale

Any questions, give me a shout.

Martin Dale
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1 month ago

**Lundy 2022!**

*[You should have received an email about this, if not check your Spam/Junk folder]*

Its been a long time since the club visited the wonderful island of Lundy in the Bristol Channel. Well, that is due to change in September 2022!

Lundy is a rock climbers paradise with over 1200 routes of all grades from easy ones right through to the very hardest there is!

The club has now booked accommodation on Lundy from Saturday, 3rd September 2022 for 7days. Millcombe House has been booked. It sleeps 12.

**To secure your place, a non-refundable deposit of Β£50 per person needs to be paid to the club ASAP. **If there are more than 12 applicants, we will book further properties. There are still a number of properties available for the week we are going. Camping is also available.

Its not cheap, but if you wanna go, you gotta pay the price I guess. The full price for the accommodation is Β£260 for the week. The ferry to get there is also not cheap! Β£80 or thereabouts.

Please make payment to the usual club account. Index your payment Lundy. If you need the details, please send a message to myself, or Martin Dale

Any questions, give me a shout.

Martin Dale

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Been wanting to go to Lundy for years. Deposit sent! Well done to the organisers.

Didn't get the email but I've sent my deposit

Deposit sent!

Deposit also sent! πŸ™‚Thanks for the organisation Martin Dale

Stephen Clark , I noticed you have posted this in the public group. Just for folks to note that club members will get priority over those who are just club FB members.

No email deposit sent

Worrying number of emails not arriving. Please check your spam folders for an email from John Wiseman this morning. I’ll look into it and see what can be done.

Dave has paid deposit

Deposit sent, not even looked for email but never been to Lundy and kids grown up so why not! Is it too early to get excited!!!

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Here's a memory of a great day out... Pool Sink to County.
I remember Dave Ball struggled with his long legs in the entrance wriggle, and Steve Stout n gulik decided they knew best and scared themselves nearly witless thinking they were lost having done The Borehole as a variation πŸ™„
Question: who IS the very filthy person 2nd from left? Hal?
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1 month ago

Heres a memory of a great day out... Pool Sink to County.
I remember Dave Ball struggled with his long legs in the entrance wriggle, and Steve Stout n gulik decided they knew best and scared themselves nearly witless thinking they were lost having done The Borehole as a variation πŸ™„
Question: who IS the very filthy person 2nd from left? Hal?

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A very wellyquipped crew that Simon

Ps Martin Bennett WTF is that on your heed?

Bunch of nutters!

Is that not a cheaky Sissons next to me? Must be due another trip next year, will be over a decade since I went underground me legs could be a bit shorter😜

Don’t ever, ever, ever think of inviting me down a hole. You are crazy, crazy people!

I can echo Stephen Clark's sentiment Richard Duerden. My best buddies Tolley and Fenna took 15 years of persuading to get me down a hole in the ground but I immediately realised what I'd been missing and enjoyed subterranean larks for the next 15 years or so. 'Av a go.

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Doug Scott's last journey this week at Castle Soweby. A dignified cortege preceded by a lone piper and the road lined by about seventy climbers who stood in the rain for an hour ready to raise their ice axes in salute. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Doug Scotts last journey this week at Castle Soweby. A dignified cortege preceded by a lone piper and the road lined by about seventy climbers who stood in the rain for an hour ready to raise their ice axes in salute.Image attachment

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1 month ago

Some sad news folks. Frank Lord has passed away.Image attachment

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Sad news - super guy.

That's very sad Martin.

Happened at the end of November apparently. Dorothy Brown (Dougie's wife) rang the care home to ask how he was, as they did from time to time, and she was told then.

Really enjoyed the Scottish Adventure programme, and watching the rock climbers made me want to get out on the crags again! Also enjoyed watching the Hamish Macinnes documentary. Hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas whatever way you spend it! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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Hi Christine hope you a have good Christmas. Enjoyed the club quiz last week.

Thanks Peter and the same to you. Yes I did too-it was good and nice to see everyone!

Great quiz, favourite question was the 'dinosaur' one πŸ˜ƒ, have a lovely christmas Christine and hope to see you soon ❀🌲🌲🌲❀

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