FMC Revival 2022

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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LUMC/FMC @ Little Langdale

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LUMC/FMC @ Little Langdale

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Is Kevin stood up?

Top trip with classic crew way back when !

Surprised I'm out of bed!😂

Peter Wimbush, whose birthday it is today, on the left there!

Afternoon walk and social with Martin

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Afternoon walk and social with Martin

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Is that a left-handed pint Mr B?

FMC Evening Climbing

Preston Wall

Thursday night!

Yes, it's that time of year again! The first "official" climbing wall meet of the winter season!

Members are usually there from around 7pm, however some may be there earlier. Best to check the FMC cragging WhatsApp group. Anyone not on the WhatsApp group can request to be added to it by commenting here. The club policy with evening climbing meets is that if you turn up, you will get to climb. That's if of course there are other members there! There is also extensive bouldering available.

Members often go to the pub afterwards. Currently this is the Vinyl Tap in Preston. It is open til 11 and there is parking available.

Hope to see lots of you there!

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Have you seen the main wall is being worked on: l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Flakelandclimbingcentres.co.uk%2Fprestonwall-main-wall-rebuil...[0]=AT0zmJUGEXxCqvhIbxQ0UAJY8SC2QPyFp-gKF-8p_jSZnchEtb0XTGvjn3o1TaKBnDiH5qXhahMibQ3mo7Y7dbeBTMgyyXQn0K7ZmYzeF399p6OF8zEHsJECyLlb7RqoHfhyar2FP2PvxbFsGV0Or-dspA

Probably won’t make it tomorrow night, but please add me to the WhatsApp group🙂

I shall be there tonight around 7:30.

Poor attendance last night! Only 3 members present. Must have been something good on TV?

Selling if anyone is interested.......

Scarpa Vapour V women's climbing shoes size 41 (UK 7)

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At the Ambleside beer festival Amblefest

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At the Ambleside beer festival Amblefest

Tough ont moors today!

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Tough ont moors today!

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flippin cold winds today

Lancaster Hole - County Pot through trip yesterday.

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Lancaster Hole - County Pot through trip yesterday.Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Nutters!😂

Madness...

Great trip. Not done it for many years though ☹️

It's a true classic!!

Rather you than me!!

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More Lakeland bolted quarry routes today with Paul Reid at Bram Crag Quarry

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More Lakeland bolted quarry routes today with Paul Reid at  Bram Crag QuarryImage attachmentImage attachment

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Ive yet to visit Bram Crag Quarry, is it any good?

OMG

The road down to the hut has been resurfaced

C-razy!!

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OMG 
The road down to the hut has been resurfaced 
C-razy!!

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And the ford too?

🎉 woohoo 🎉

Amazing, looks like good skate board run now 🏂or ski run!

Perhaps the new owner of the meadow has had it done in preparation for the caravan traffic?

Better than the roads Olin Lancashire!!!

Next thing you'll have is traffic lights..!😳

That was some working weekend 🤣

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Runestone, Friday with Simon Fenna and John Hickman.

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Runestone, Friday with Simon Fenna and John Hickman.Image attachment

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I’d have gone lol 😂 What’s it like?

A few climbing holds! Serious offers please.

www.kongholds.com/holds/climbing-holds/kong-large-slopers-climbing-hold-set86

Most of these are from Beacon…

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A few climbing holds! Serious offers please. 

https://www.kongholds.com/holds/climbing-holds/kong-large-slopers-climbing-hold-set__86

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Do they come with bolts?

I haven’t heard anything from anyone. Listing them on eBay so if you want any specific ones let me know.

Paul Taylor & Chris T on Battery Rib

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Paul Taylor & Chris T on Battery Rib

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Truly atmospheric photos Steven. Excellent!!

They don't appear to be on the rib! More like grovelling about in the Battery Chimney!😂

Another swim meet over and great fun was had by all. Thanks to our swim instructor, Karen Hicks, and master barbecuer, David Hicks (thank goodness we found that waterproof charcoal that burns underwater though).

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Another swim meet over and great fun was had by all. Thanks to our swim instructor, Karen Hicks, and master barbecuer, David Hicks (thank goodness we found that waterproof charcoal that burns underwater though).Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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And with an appropriate intro theme tune.....

Yes, he really did barbecue outside in the rain...what a hero 👏

Great photos, thanks Caroline ,

We did call at the hut this afternoon, but you’d all gone home!

Yes great photos Caroline! Didn't know you had made a video!

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Lundy 2022

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Awesome pics. Looks like a good trip 😉

Fantastic pics. Looks like you’re all having a great time.

Brilliant, looks like you made the most of it 🙂despite the weather,🙂

Great photos guys!

Cannon fodder!

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Cannon fodder!

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My word....that's a big one

Big guns

Great photo posted on here today by club legend, Richard Reeve. Showing himself, Fred Snalam and John Hargreaves (Basil Brush) on top of The Old Man of Hoy in 1973!

Fred and John were never to my knowledge club members but they were always around and climbed with many of our members past and present. Fred was from Preston and was sadly killed in an avalanche at La Grave in France. John was from Blackpool and is still with us, currently residing next door to the Eagle and Child in Staveley! He has mild dementia but is still knocking about!

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Great photo posted on here today by club legend,  Richard Reeve. Showing himself, Fred Snalam and John Hargreaves (Basil Brush) on top of The Old Man of Hoy in 1973!

Fred and John were never to my knowledge club members but they were always around and climbed with many of our members past and present. Fred was from Preston and was sadly killed in an avalanche at La Grave in France. John was from Blackpool and is still with us, currently residing next door to the Eagle and Child in Staveley! He has mild dementia but is still knocking about!

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That's a great pic Martin. Hardly ever climbed with Basil but spent many tough hours underground with the Jolly Crew (and various pubs afterwards). There's a picture of him on the wall of the Golden Rule I think?

Freddy Snalam was an absolute legend. I’ll never forget how he coolly swung into Glacier Sport when I worked there when he was on a trip back from the states. His story is huge. I have nothing but respect for the burger man….!!

Looked Freddie up and had dinner and a few pints with him and friends in Boulder when there with Phil Lee. That'd be 1999 or 2000 I think. Good company that's for sure.

Freddie's band "The Front Range Feetwarmers" on Boulder Mall, 1984.

BASILLLL! So remember him from my eary days in the Rule!

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Lundy is nearly here!

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Lundy is nearly here!
Take a good book!

FMC Evening Climbing

Round Barn

Wednesday night.

This week's climbing is at Round Barn quarry in East Lancs. It has a sunny aspect and has some very pleasant routes! Beer afterwards in No 39, Darwen.

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Can't see me going! Too busy pre-Lundy!

I’m packing for Lundy and got the Blackpool run tonight.

Gorgeous day up in Scotland

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Gorgeous day up in Scotland

Nick Hepburn on Eagle's Nest Ridge Direct, Napes, Great Gable

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Nick Hepburn on Eagles Nest Ridge Direct, Napes, Great Gable

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great picture, Graham and myself did this route last month, lovely climbing.

Smashing photo, picks out the Sphinx perfectly too. Anyone would think you'd composed it! I remember doing this in 1966 with FMC members Ray "Wig" Wigglesworth, Colin " The Lad" England and Dave "Fingers" Morris with a bivvy half way up as we prepared for our first Alps trip. It drizzled all night. By 9.00 am we'd completed the (very wet) climb, run down and were warming our feet in steaming socks by the fire in the residents lounge at The Wasdale Head munching tea and toast. I think we'd have an average age of 18 or 19, but feeling a one-ness with the likes of O. G. Jones or W. P. Haskett-Smith. -

As others have said, that really is a nice pic. Needs to be saved for the photo comp.

I won't be able to host the Family Meet at Stair in September on the 10th and 11th. I'm at the hospital the day before. I have emailed but to no avail. Chris + 2 has just booked in for that weekend for the Saturday night. Anyone want to take it over?

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I wont be able to host the Family Meet at Stair in September on the 10th and 11th. Im at the hospital the day before. I have emailed but to no avail. Chris + 2 has just booked in for that weekend for the Saturday night. Anyone want to take it over?

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Hope you get a volunteer Iggi. There are quite a few members away on Lundy 3-10th Sept, so there will be fewer folks around.

We are going to the Napes tomorrow, Great Gable. Car share from Lancaster park & ride - Seathwaite, walk in via Sty Head. Reasonably easy multi-pitch mountain trad. Space in the van if anyone wants to come.

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Photos from Mark Broughton's post

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Martin Dale on Controlled Burning and The Ocean, Vivienne on Satan's Slip and me on The Cullinan.

One IS getting excited

Probably give Controlled Burning a miss this time!

Not many done The Ocean. I keep hearing folk say it's a heap of choss but I loved it. A full on adventure climb. Here's Paul part way up - don't ask me just where - it was 27 years ago. 😁

Warning to this year's Lundy-ites: be careful what you wish for at that big house for it sees strange goings on when e'er the FMC descends upon it.

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Warning to this years Lundy-ites: be careful what you wish for at that big house for it sees strange goings on when eer the FMC descends upon it.

For sale: Red Chilli, size 3.5 / 36

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For sale: Red Chilli, size 3.5 / 36
£10. If interested please contact me directly.

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Flying The Colours, E5, 6a. Second ascent!

I reckon I could prusick up that no bother 😂

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