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.

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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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At the Old Nobs meet I talked a to a number of people about organising a meet at our house in France. Now that France has opened up again. I am planning to go ahead.

I will be there from the 19th of February for 2 weeks maybe 3 depending on work commitments.

I tried to find some pictures but they all seem to be deleted. The location is goo.gl/maps/Ctjn4ggCmfetorJy9. Unfortunately the google street view car did not go up our road but you can look at the roads on the valley to see some idea of the location and see similar houses.

To be clear it is the bottom floor of the farmhouse.The number of beds is 13 but that includes a double bed.

It is a ten minute drive from the nearest ski lift in the Portes du soleil ski area although we tend to drive further up the valley see en.portesdusoleil.com/ In the summer it is a top mountain biking area en.portesdusoleil.com/activities/summer/mtb-area.html

It is similar to the Lakes in character with much lower mountains than the Alps and a mountain such as the Dent D'oche www.infoclimat.fr/photolive-photos-meteo-188409-dent-d-oche.html?auteur=24770 is more like a big Helvellyn.

This website describes the climbing which is mostly trad although there is a bit of sport climbing and the ski touring options www.chablais-grimpe.com/

The trip I had envisaged would be a mixture of lift served skiing, Ski Touring (which the French call Randonnรฉe) snow shoeing and winter hill walking.

Message me if you are interested. I will set up a Whatsapp group. Also if anyone is interested in staying beyond the dates I will be there let me know and I will work something out.
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At the Old Nobs meet I talked a to a number of people about organising a meet at our house in France. Now that France has opened up again. I am planning to go ahead. 

I will be there from the 19th of February for 2 weeks maybe 3 depending on work commitments. 

I tried to find some pictures but they all seem to be deleted. The location is https://goo.gl/maps/Ctjn4ggCmfetorJy9. Unfortunately the google street view car did not go up our road but you can look at the roads on the valley to see some idea of the location and see similar houses. 

To be clear it is the bottom floor of the farmhouse.The number of beds is 13 but that includes a double bed. 

It is a ten minute drive from the nearest ski lift in the Portes du soleil ski area although we tend to drive further up the valley  see https://en.portesdusoleil.com/ In the summer it is a top mountain biking area https://en.portesdusoleil.com/activities/summer/mtb-area.html

It is similar to the Lakes in character with much lower mountains than the Alps and a mountain such as the Dent Doche https://www.infoclimat.fr/photolive-photos-meteo-188409-dent-d-oche.html?auteur=24770 is more like a big Helvellyn.

This website describes the climbing which is mostly trad although there is a bit of sport climbing and the ski touring options http://www.chablais-grimpe.com/

The trip I had envisaged would be a mixture of lift served skiing, Ski Touring (which the French call Randonnรฉe) snow shoeing and winter hill walking. 

Message me if you are interested. I will set up a Whatsapp group. Also if anyone is interested in staying beyond the dates I will be there let me know and I will work something out.

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Found this old photo from when we bought it in 2004. The guys are builders who did a great job on refurbing the interior. Sadly Alan the guy at the front with the mug is no longer with us.

Cat bells today, even managed to find a mine to root about in. ๐Ÿ˜ ... See MoreSee Less

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Cat bells today, even managed to find a mine to root about in. ๐Ÿ˜Image attachmentImage attachment

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

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All welcome! Now closing at 10pm. Masks are required in the centre, but not on the mats.
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3 days ago

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I'm still too ill ๐Ÿ™

Not done anything with the club since pre-covid but will try and make it down tonight ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Maybe next week

Ingleborough today! SRT in Sunset Hole. It was dark when we arrived, dark inside and dark when we got out. Thanks to Steve, Al & Glenn for assistance with the lighting. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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In these photos, is Alan B small or far away?

Oh! please don't start that again๐Ÿ™„

Ace photos! What camera do you dare take underground Stephen?

Good stuff Steve

Nutters!๐Ÿ˜‚

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# **FMC Caving**

We are hoping to arrange some single rope technique (SRT) training for FMC full & intro members in the coming months. We have approached the Council of Northern Caving Clubs (CNCC) and they have indicated that they should hopefully be able to run some instructed workshops for us at one of the indoor training facilities in the Yorkshire Dales.

Finer details will need working out, but itโ€™s likely we will run a basic **โ€˜Intro to SRTโ€™** day, so people new to it can learn to safely go up and down simple rope pitches underground, and a further **โ€˜Riggingโ€™** workshop to cover installation of rope systems underground. Iโ€™m not sure on the exact costs, but similar fully-subscribed CNCC workshops are in the region of ~ยฃ25 per person, per day. There may be some small costs for kit hire if required & travel etc.

At this stage, Iโ€™d like to gauge the level of interest, particularly in the Intro course, so we can start to make a plan. **If you want get involved please let me know below**, or send an email to steve@hexan.co.uk
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# **FMC Caving**

We are hoping to arrange some single rope technique (SRT) training for FMC full & intro members in the coming months. We have approached the Council of Northern Caving Clubs (CNCC) and they have indicated that they should hopefully be able to run some instructed workshops for us at one of the indoor training facilities in the Yorkshire Dales.

Finer details will need working out, but itโ€™s likely we will run a basic **โ€˜Intro to SRTโ€™** day, so people new to it can learn to safely go up and down simple rope pitches underground, and a further **โ€˜Riggingโ€™** workshop to cover installation of rope systems underground. Iโ€™m not sure on the exact costs, but similar fully-subscribed CNCC workshops are in the region of ~ยฃ25 per person, per day. There may be some small costs for kit hire if required & travel etc. 

At this stage, Iโ€™d like to gauge the level of interest, particularly in the Intro course, so we can start to make a plan. **If you want get involved please let me know below**, or send an email to steve@hexan.co.uk

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Sounds good. I'd sign up for that. Cheers.

I'll do that please. Where do I sign? Let me know what contribution is required.

Sounds interesting, I might be interested ๐Ÿ™‚

Guess this would be useful for getting you out from the bottom of a seacliff too!

I'm interested too. Might help get me underground if I know a little bit about how to get back up!

Im interested ๐Ÿ‘

If it’s useful to get up from the bottom of a sea cliff count me in but if it’s for caving only I’ll give it a miss.

Yes I,m interested

I am up for some rigging training would be good to hear about how I have been doing it wrong all these years ๐Ÿ™‚

Yes, I would be interested as well

Might help me upstairs to the Loo??

Added Chris T to the list too.

I'm up for it. One less excuse to get me underground.

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Ingleborough today! Good sunshine when it came out but you couldn't see the Lakeland fells! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here's a boulder that Clarkey missed! ... See MoreSee Less

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Heres a boulder that Clarkey missed!

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Too easy๐Ÿ˜‰

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Good you got out!๐Ÿ˜‰

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

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The first official FMC Evening Climbing meet of 2022! So let's see lots of you down there! The wall is now open until 10pm at night. So, I will say there should be folks there from 7pm, or even earlier. You still have to wear a face covering when in the centre and not actually climbing.
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Should be there 6:30ish ๐Ÿ˜Š

I will be there at some point! Not sure when yet.

I'll be there 6ish

I'll be there 7ish.

Decided against as I'm afraid of exacerbating the recurrence of one's chronic tennis elbow brought about by some aggressive secateur wielding during two afternoons of pruning recently. Bloody dangerous places, gardens are!

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Top day out on real rock! Thorn Crag, not too bad a walk from the parking by the river just short of the village of Tarnbrook. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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I was on a school trip! ๐Ÿ™

Proper climbing!

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2 weeks ago

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The lesser spotted Hepburn!

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2 weeks ago

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Nutters!๐Ÿ˜‚

Stuck and drowned come to mind- happy New Year!

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2 weeks ago

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And to you also Christine. x x

Happy New Year Christine

Happy new year to you Christine

Happy new year to you too, Christine Fry. May 2022 be better for everybody.

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3 weeks ago

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Staying home this year, have a full house. Hope you have a great New Year x ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜Š

Ok Karen thanks for the reply and the same to you!๐ŸŽ‰ Oh well it's looking like home stay then. What's happened to the times when there were quite a few of us up there bringing in the New Year at the Coledale? I guess Covid has put paid to that for now then. Anyway, have a great New Year everyone!๐ŸŽŠxx

County Pot - Razor Passage to Platypus Junction. Wander into Dismal Bypass, then Spout Hall, Poetic Justice climb, bedding & ladder pitch into Pierces Passage to Eureka Junction. Wet way upstream to Stop Pot. Back out via Poetic Justice & Shower-bath. Apres in the Snooty Fox. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

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May be a stupid question Steven, but what do you use to take these photos? Camera or phone?

Martin Dale hasn't had time to comment yet so I'll do it for him ... "Nutters" ... Nice one boys, Happy Christmas.

Wow great photos!

Wow! Even I have plumbed those depths!!

spout hall is a favourite of mine, sorry I missed it

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The Ingleton to Ribblehead road through Chapel-le-Dale is to be closed for 5 weeks from 4th Jan 22. Laying electric cables in carriageway apparently. Long diversion via Settle (or the narrow Austwick-Helwith Bridge road) for access to the 3 peaks area. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Ingleton to Ribblehead road through Chapel-le-Dale is to be closed for 5 weeks from 4th Jan 22. Laying electric cables in carriageway apparently. Long diversion via Settle (or the narrow Austwick-Helwith Bridge road) for access to the 3 peaks area.

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Ugh

This appears to have been cancelled. Council have rejected it.

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Bit claggy today but a nice wander about on the langdale pikes.Image attachment

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

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For those of us not lucky enough to be sunning ourselves on hot Spanish rock!
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3 weeks ago

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Cask n Tap, Bpool, so not much chance of participation tonight!

Same chance here Martin Dale but a different libation. ๐Ÿ˜€

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4 weeks ago
Hope some are up on the hills today, great temperature inversion still

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We were. Pen y ghent

Missed it! No good today!

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A few from yesterday what a fantastic day ๐Ÿ˜Image attachmentImage attachment

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

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Don't forget to mention that you're going on here, or on the WhatsApp so folks know there will be someone to climb with. Face masks are now compulsory in the wall at all times except when you're actually climbing! And don't forget it closes at 9pm, so get there early!
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1 month ago

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I'll be there with my boys ๐Ÿ™‚

If you get a message from David Hicks don't click on the link, looks like he's been hacked! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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He has indeed been hacked

And Andrew Cronshaw !

Yeah I've had both too.

Got one but luckily read this first, thanks for heads up on that

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1 month ago

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Looks like a Nativity scene! Where's the Myrrh?

Nutters!๐Ÿคฃ

Ah. The regular "we're not lost; we're on top of this" subterranean misgivings session. ๐Ÿคฃ

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