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 aroundย the UKย and at the Club’s two huts, both of which are situated in the English Lake District.

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FMC Trail Bike meet this weekend 24th & 25th at stair.

Bring your gravel and cyclo cross bikes! Routes around North lakes, we will probably decide on the day where to go but likely start and finish at stair. Also possiblity of a bike packing wild camp.

Likely to be room for climbers and walkers.

Please get in touch this week and let me know if you would like to attend.
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FMC Trail Bike meet this weekend 24th & 25th at stair.

Bring your gravel and cyclo cross bikes! Routes around North lakes, we will probably decide on the day where to go but likely start and finish at stair. Also possiblity of a bike packing wild camp.

Likely to be room for climbers and walkers.

Please get in touch this week and let me know if you would like to attend.

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Myself and Joanne are interested! If Jo is allowed to hire an ebike?

We're hoping to come up for the Sunday, what sort of route were you thinking of?

Did somebody mention cake?

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2 days ago

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OMG Twis' VS's ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Stephen & Graham - just must reiterate: I had a GREAT afternoon out at the crag. Thanks mateys. Plus, that Black Sheep bitter was bloody fantastic too.

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2 days ago

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Wow! That looks E6!๐Ÿ˜‚

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4 days ago

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"That's me!" (I just realised I made an inadvertent climbing joke)

Chasin' the light!

mental misfits?๐Ÿ˜…

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4 days ago

No photos, but we had a pleasant "final evening meet of the year" at Denham last night.
Wrigley dragged Neil up 3 routes and me n Dale did 2 - despite having to blag some QDs from Steve.
Great beer n food a la Red Lion
Thank to Martin Dale for organising all the evening meets - look forward to next year's!!!
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4 days ago

Judith has now officially retired ... and is getting into climbing again! So, it was Attermire for a bit more practice ... ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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Me n Nick Hepburn were there yesterday!๐Ÿ˜‰

Beautiful spot. Been a favourite since 1965 (even if it did collapse on me 0one day!) and it was hardly mentioned till the bolts went in. No bad thing - I've enjoyed 2 afternoons on those bolts already. The flattering grades help!

When are you in Kalymnos? and are you staying at Pegasus???๐Ÿ™‚

ps. Glad to hear of retirement lucky you ๐Ÿ˜„

Five Ten pink Anasazi lace-ups available in TK Max, Squires Gate! Size 9.5/44. ยฃ49.99. if anyone's interested? They fit me snugly, and I take 42 in La Sportiva and Scarpa. I take size 44 in trainers. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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Nice. I thought the days of 'real' bargains in TK's were long gone. I've stopped going in in recent years since anything outdoorsy seemed to be nowt but Trespass and Regatta. If I was nearer I'd try 'em on. Who knows what size?? My LS Katana are 42.5 and good; my LS Miura are 43.5 and too tight really! I would add here "go figure" except it's a nasty American term which I hate.

FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight!

Denham/Curry/Social

Our last official outdoor evening climbing meet of the season is tonight at Denham. Come on down and do a route or two, then it's beers (and food, if you want) down The Red Lion, Wheelton. They serve food until 8pm. Sun sets at around 7:30pm. No curry though last time I checked โ˜น๏ธ.
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5 days ago

Managed to complete the Helvellyn Triathalon on Sunday, quicker than last year so quite pleased. Who wants a go next year? Mile swim, 38 mile bike ride and 9 mile run with a few hills thrown in ๐Ÿ™‚ ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
Managed to complete the Helvellyn Triathalon on Sunday, quicker than last year so quite pleased. Who wants a go next year? Mile swim, 38 mile bike ride and 9 mile run with a few hills thrown in :)Image attachmentImage attachment

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Brilliant going Steve

Awesome work, would love a go but no it the strongest swimmer...

Well done Steve! ๐Ÿ’ช

Not me lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

Great effort Steve! Not me either! I'd struggle with the hills๐Ÿ˜‚

Every credit Steve.

Fantastic....no skinnie tyres for you....

Great effort mate, been thinking of attempting one myself but this looks a bit much for a novice!

Nice one Steve, in answer to your question, eerrrr......we'll see๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Awesome effort well done......

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FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight!

Denham/Curry

I am moving the final outdoor evening climbing meet of the season to Thursday night due to the likelihood of poor weather today. Don't worry, curry lovers! You ain't missing the Red Lion's curry night cos they've stopped doing it! Last time I checked curry wasn't even on the menu. However, food is being served until 8pm, so if anyone fancies eating on Thursday night they can do. Sun sets at around 7:30pm so an early start would be best! All welcome!
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6 days ago

Shiny new bolts and lower offs on a roadside crag in the Lakes, 18 routes from 4a to 6c. Beck Wythop. Full of deceptively sloping massive jugs apparently! ๐Ÿ˜… ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago
Shiny new bolts and lower offs on a roadside crag in the Lakes, 18 routes from 4a to 6c. Beck Wythop. Full of deceptively sloping massive jugs apparently! ๐Ÿ˜…

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Looks as if you'd be able to reach the top while standing on the ground Dave Ball!

And if it rains (like๐Ÿ˜…) you have a new cafe just round the corner bassenthwaitelakestation.com/

Many thanks to the small but mighty team that laboured at Little Langdale hut this weekend...even Howard Barrowbreaker ๐Ÿคช
A lot got done though some seemed to be sitting down on the job...
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1 week ago

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Avoid the use of plastic wheel barrows, it’s not a sustainable material,contributes to global warming,interferes with the eco system, pollutes and damaging to health,creates a waste disposal problem and is not up to the job when subjected to the moderate impact of big rocks.

Good work everyone, thank you all ๐Ÿค—

Thank you everyone for your efforts, so sorry we couldn’t make it.

Thank you everyone. Xx

Get well soon folks

Yeah thank you all - apologies - couldn't do this weekend

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Anybody tell me in which guide book Pen-y-ghent resides?
Might be looking at a re-ascent of Red Pencil tomoz.. and wondered what else is there - Gladiator for instance?
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1 week ago

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Recent ascent : "Felt like a rocky version of Russian Roulette" www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/pen-y-ghent-1322/red_pencil_direct-33106

It's apparently in YMC Yorkshire Gritstone Vol. 2 (2014), although I don't have it

Mountaineering skill required

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2 weeks ago

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Do you like my new "orange theme"? Helmet, rope and our "Team OR" shirt?

You've been tango'd!

Tangerine dream?

Orange and Teal the colours of the time … ๐Ÿ˜€

Tangoed!

Blackpool football club๐Ÿคฃ

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**Northern Limestone Rockfax free for next two weeks**

We're making the entire Northern Limestone guide on Rockfax Digital free for absolutely everyone until 24th September. The guide includes the best limestone sport and trad in Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire,

I have just done it and there aren't any catches, I suppose they want us all to go this way eventually and pay a subscription

Anyway quite a good deal for us Northerners ๐Ÿ™‚
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1 week ago

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Thanks Happy Caver just had a look - at first glance I can't see what to press to get to it - on android phone - any tips?

Happy Caver is there any point when you've got the definitive books and the new route updates?

Second "proper" (in my terms) climbing day in a week this time at Great Gable with Simon Fenna on Engineer's Slabs. Nothing slabby about it by the way! Was reminded that this is your practically perfect VS climb. Plus a view to last Friday's venue, Pillar Rock, and a bloke on another great climb: Jabberwock. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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And, just how good was that pint in the Mary Mount????

Looks fantastic

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2 weeks ago
Engineers Slab - great place to be on a bloody hot dayImage attachmentImage attachment

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Amazing route … ๐Ÿ˜Š

46 years to the week after I last did it! ๐Ÿ˜

Remember our day together there Simon on 'The Tomb' back in 2003. I see it has been upgraded to E3 now! It did feel a bit stiff at the tiime

Simon Fenna I was wondering about that!

Great route and I remember a battle on the last pitch Nick Harrison, I was looking down and thinking and smiling go let's see you struggle now with this one.....

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'Twas a misty moody Pillar Rock me and Matt Reed approached yesterday, looking like the nearest thing we have to The Dolomites (but with a longer approach than most of those!). Forecast had suggested we'd have sunny intervals to enjoy on West Wall Climb. We had one such, which lasted all of 30 seconds, but enjoyed a proper day out anyway. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Martin Bennett , I finally got round to getting my photos off the camera....here's some of you!

I’ve never been to Pillar, maybe next summer

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My middle son Jamie and his partner Sarah hiked the Mamores Route yesterday to celebrate his 29 Birthday. Had me glancing back at my own record of Munro hikes and scrambles - with this from New Years Eve 1985 when a gang of us rented a house on Skye, my own first trip there and it created an impression which probably led me to go and live in NW Scotland. Memories of this winter hike on The Cuillins, Scrambling about The Quirang and The Trotternish. With our 3 dogs Tess, Huggy and Ben, and plenty mischief at pubs in Broadford and Portree and first footing around locals dwellings โ€ฆ wonderful memories ๐Ÿ˜Š ... See MoreSee Less

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My middle son Jamie and his partner Sarah hiked the Mamores Route yesterday to celebrate his 29 Birthday. Had me glancing back at my own record of Munro hikes and scrambles - with this from New Years Eve 1985 when a gang of us rented a house on Skye, my own first trip there and it created an impression which probably led me to go and live in NW Scotland. Memories of this winter hike on The Cuillins, Scrambling about The Quirang and The Trotternish. With our 3 dogs Tess, Huggy and Ben, and plenty mischief at pubs in Broadford and Portree and first footing around locals dwellings โ€ฆ wonderful memories ๐Ÿ˜ŠImage attachmentImage attachment

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3 weeks ago

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Those shorts are totally indecent Happy Caver

Was that the year we were in The Governor's Mansion? Still got the shirt but have no recollection of having had a black sack with a blue lid.

Some very,very bad shorts guys, there may need to be a public inquiry...๐Ÿ˜ฒ

...... and not only the shorts.

Some familiar faces here … ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Nick Hepburn cutting the cake! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Nick Hepburn cutting the cake!Image attachment

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At least he got there on time ๐Ÿคฃ

Are we going to Wilton Festival tomorrow? ... See MoreSee Less

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Are we going to Wilton Festival tomorrow?

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Afraid not amigos... otherwise committed (and Wilton has lost its lustre for me several years ago)

No

Our own Mark Harding in action! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago
Our own Mark Harding in action!

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It was good to see you Martin ... a fun night. Of the eight remaining gigs we are doing this year the one that might interest FMC types is at The Old Town Hall in Poulton on Saturday 13th November ... I think that's the week between the Old Lags and the Annual dinner ๐Ÿ˜‰

I look a bit serious in that pic ... here's a more typical one also from Dead Uns ...

Would love to see you guys

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