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

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Andy D & Dave Cundy planning to be at Little Langdale for 4 days from Monday 13th June. Please contact Andy if you are interested in joining them. ... See MoreSee Less

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More from the Noggarth evening meet last night. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yep, excellent turn out! 17 members and prospective members! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Brilliant night out!

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FMC Evening Climbing
Noggarth
Tuesday evening

This week's meet is to the slabby pleasures of Noggarth over near Barrowford, in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Lots of stuff to do from V. Diffs up to E1. And now also lots of bolts! The weather looks to be a bit showery but Tuesday does seem to be the better evening, rather than Weds or Thurs. All welcome as usual!
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FMC Evening Climbing
Noggarth
Tuesday evening

This weeks meet is to the slabby pleasures of Noggarth over near Barrowford, in the shadow of Pendle Hill. Lots of stuff to do from V. Diffs up to E1. And now also lots of bolts! The weather looks to be a bit showery but Tuesday does seem to be the better evening, rather than Weds or Thurs. All welcome as usual!

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I hope to be there

I'll be there.

I'll be there.

I also hope to be there! We may have to re-think the apres boozer as it does appear Bankers Draft is closed on a Tuesday night. Suggest The Old Bridge Inn, Barrowford.

Dan Ellis?

I'll be there. The Old Bridge Inn is OK - tried it with Nickers the other week. The White Bear, opp The Banker's Draft, also had decent beer when was there with Matt the week after.

I'll be there

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FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Noggarth.

Sporting his new Barnet, the meet Co-ordinator says, could be chilly!
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4 days ago
FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Noggarth.

Sporting his new Barnet, the meet Co-ordinator says, could be chilly!

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Raspberry beret - you closet Prince fan you ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Cragging in Keswick ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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Looks like a beer front has come in!๐Ÿ˜‚

I'd stay where you are Nob, the town will be full of chisellers wearing RAB jackets tarping on!๐Ÿ˜‰

Sorry, that was meant to say "rarping"!

Camping in Mull

We did get a route done. The MIGHTY Quayfoot Buttress !!! Made it harder by being useless and doing the 1st pitch of The Crypt by mistake - wet n dirty ๐Ÿ™„

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No takers for the bike meet so if you were wanting to stay at Langdale please book with the booking secretary.
I may be going up tomorrow to do a bike pack/wild camp to duddon.

There will definitely be a gravel ride on Sunday morning starting at Langdale hut around 11ish, through grizedale, ferry to Windermere and back via Dub Reservoir Troutbeck and Loughrigg, pretty sure there will be a pub stop. let me know if you want to join us so we don't set off without you. Bring a kag!
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Dan Ellis?

Soz Neil, we would have joined in but are away.

Have a great time, we are awayat present, hope the weather holds up too

Having rediscovered my love for caving I need to replace my kit that I let go after that trip down Lancaster Hole years ago when we didnโ€™t make it out for last orders.

Just wondering if anyone has any SRT kit that they want to flog before I splash out on new, shiny kit?

Cheers, Ali ๐Ÿค“
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I’ve got some bits of spare gear that Donnie has been using to make up a set. I don’t particularly want to sell it, but you’re welcome to use it it see if your renewed passion lasts! There some other options now on modern descenders, Petzl omni D link, cowstails crabs & dyneema footloops. Worth having a look/try first before you fork out for anything. My spare stuff consists of stuff I’ve rejected!

Nutter!๐Ÿ˜‚

I have some of Stouts kit

Yer not 'avin' mine - I imminently expect a speliological renaissance such as yours! I've made a start like you with Notts 2 twice but need to suss out a warm dry SRT trip with short pitches! Any way my helmet/lamp is, as SF would put it "ducked".

In my spare stuff - Petzl Super Avanti harness size 2, normal D maillon, Chest tape, petzl basic ascender (no handle), cowstails with snap link krabs, a normal pre-2019 petzl stop. I also have a croll that's in with the club gear.

(For info), I now use : A Petzl Aven harness, Petzl Omni triact as a D, AV Spelshoulder chest harness, handled ascension jammer, 9mm cowstails with am'd twistlock krabs, a petzl SIMPLE for abseiling, a petzl RIG for rigging and a croll L (they come in two sizes now, the S is terrible and wears to a razor edge).

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Cadshaw evening meet was tonight. Great turnout. Has Cadshaw ever seen this many climbers at one time? NB: they're not all ours. ... See MoreSee Less

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Cadshaw evening meet was tonight. Great turnout. Has Cadshaw ever seen this many climbers at one time? NB: theyre not all ours.

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Great turnout! 12 members. The other lot were from Preston MC. A clash of meets!๐Ÿ˜‰

FMC Evening Climbing

Cadshaw Castle Rocks

Thursday night!

This week's climbing venue is specifically aimed at members who want to get some practice in placing gear and leading. It is an ideal beginners crag with lots of low grade trad routes. All are welcome as usual.
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FMC Evening Climbing

Cadshaw Castle Rocks

Thursday night!

This weeks climbing venue is specifically aimed at members who want to get some practice in placing gear and leading. It is an ideal beginners crag with lots of low grade trad routes. All are welcome as usual.

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Midges are horrendous

unfortunately at college tomorrow evening

Weather forecast is blue sky and 15mph breeze, midges shouldn’t be too bad.

I’m aiming to be there.

Me too. What time are you all going down and is there someone to climb with?

Great. I can push my (non) grade

Will try and make it down after work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Fraid canny make it folks... Scotlanding.... Midges hold nae fear for a Scotsman....

I'm planning on going. Probably from Warton . Happy to go early and pick / up lift share en route.

I’ll be there.

Think we're both hoping to come, however it'll be at least 6.30pm before we get there.

I don’t finish work until 7:30๐Ÿ˜•

Great turnout last night at Cadshaw! 12 members, who all also went to the pub!! And yes, there were midges!๐Ÿ˜‰

Well I did say it was 42 years since I last went to Cadshaw and here is the evidence. Even a picture of me on Pagan Wall to compare style and dress sense!

1980

Pagan Wall 1980

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FMC Evening Climbing tonight is on!

Cadshaw!

Meet Co-ordinator says "grand as a bag of carrots"!
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FMC Evening Climbing tonight is on!

Cadshaw!

Meet Co-ordinator says grand as a bag of carrots!

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Is that a Camden Carrot??

It’s a chillum!

Half man, half rabbit....? (Well, it's not a biscuit....)

Happy memories of after school evenings there with Dave Sharples leading the harder stuff whilst Andy and I recover from having been in the washing machine that was the back of Dave Earle's van......

I think I know where you are coming from ...

Wish i had a mallet - I'd whack the end

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Bike meet this weekend at Langdale, let me know if you are planning on attending. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sorry, got another commitment this weekend so my e-bike won't be joining you

Unthanks gig on Saturday night in MCR, so doubtful Neil.

Ooohh. I have today bought a 2nd hand so called gravel bike but has pretty skinny tyres at pres so may not be ready for whatever you propose?

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sorry Neil - don't be offended - family stuff taking over at present. Have a great time

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Verdant!๐Ÿ˜‚

Like a jungle

I’ll bring the chain saw next time!

Missed out on Anglezarke evening meet as we were climbing in the day at Armathwaite, chosen by Wriggers for it's rain shadow position and shelter from the winds that were prevalent in The Lakes. I had been there only once, with Robin Andrews, 39 years ago, and had forgotten what a delightful place it is. Not another climber, and only a few dog walkers in the whole of the Eden Valley it seemed. The apres pub is right there where you park and is a good 'un. ... See MoreSee Less

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It be nice b'ain't it I too went only once aeons ago Must go again

I remember going on an FMC meet some decades ago. The river was in spate and we found a rope swing someone had set up over it. We were very lucky that nobody drowned

Used to go a lot when I was living in Penrith.Great place. The Mighty Carlisle lads of the 70s, Whillance, Botterill, Lamb. Armstrong etc, trained with head torches on the Sandy Bay overhangs in the Winter. Not so many indoor walls in those days.

**EVENING CLIMBING & WALKING - WEDNESDAY 11th MAY**

In Martin Dale's absence, this week's evening climbing meet is at Anglezarke. Best parking is at the viewpoint. We are also running an evening walk at the same venue, lead by John Wiseman. All welcome on either meet. Weather looks ok. Car shares will be possible, please post below or on Whatsapp. Apres at the Red Lion, Wheelton.
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**EVENING CLIMBING & WALKING - WEDNESDAY 11th MAY**

In Martin Dales absence, this weeks evening climbing meet is at Anglezarke. Best parking is at the viewpoint. We are also running an evening walk at the same venue, lead by John Wiseman. All welcome on either meet. Weather looks ok. Car shares will be possible, please post below or on Whatsapp. Apres at the Red Lion, Wheelton.

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Weather doesn’t look good! Or am I looking at the wrong one ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

Nice photo

I will hopefully be going.

What's that lush vegetation growing from above John's head?๐Ÿ˜‚

I’ll be going if weather ok.

Although 70% chance of rain!

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Lucky you - I think Chris is over there just now … and have you met Brenda from Liverpool who lives there …

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Lingmoor Fell ticked off the revival list

Email to all members today from John Wiseman with the latest Whatโ€™s On & Syllabus. Please let me know if you havenโ€™t received it. (Also check spam/junk folders). ... See MoreSee Less

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I’ve not had anything

Troy. Decent turnout including one or two returning to the fold, thus I got to climb for the first time in too many years with Paul Reid. ๐Ÿ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

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Yep, good turnout considering the weather earlier in the day!๐Ÿ˜‰

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3 weeks ago

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Why are you all looking so miserable?

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3 weeks ago

FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Troy Quarry

Meet Co-ordinator says "It'll be reet"!
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FMC Evening Climbing tonight!

Troy Quarry

Meet Co-ordinator says Itll be reet!

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Praise Be! Legumes have returned!

FMC Evening Climbing

Postponed until Wednesday night! More chance of some sun and more members are able to attend then!
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Climbing is on tonight at Troy!๐Ÿ˜‰

FMC Evening Climbing - Troy Quarry

This week's evening climbing is on Tuesday night! Troy Quarry offers excellent opportunities to hone your gear placing skills in its many crack routes! All welcome as usual!

Car parking - The usual car park mentioned in the guide is currently being locked at around 3pm so is not much use. Park in the lane, but DO NOT park in front of people's houses or block the entrance to parking. There are also lay-bys on the main road towards Blackburn.

After climbing, we will be visiting The Dog Inn in Belthorn. A community run pub with good ale, and Martin Bennett's local!

Sorry, I've no photos of Troy!
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Tuesday? Nooo. That's rubbish. Wednesday would have worked out very well

I'll be there if I can get away from work early enough. Weather not brilliant.

weather looks OK at the moment, Graham and myself have arranged for an afternoon session at Nogarth followed by Troy in the evening, post any change of plans on whatsapp

Troy Quarry postponed until Wednesday night! Better weather forecast and more folks can go then!

In the end it turned quite bright as seen fro our front door towards Troy. Cool with a breeze on dog walk just now though.

Same view as yesterday afternoon's, above, looking towards Troy. This time from bedroom window at 9.00AM this morning.โ˜น๏ธ

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Tony Jackson is running a Navigation Course, based in Garstang on Sat 21st & 28th May. One course split over two days. Full details were sent out in an email 12th Apr & the latest Whatโ€™s On. Currently the event is undersubscribed. If you are interested, please get in touch with Tony asap. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gemma Lonsdale Luke Brisco

Date for your diariesโ€ฆ

Langdale Working Weekend
29th/30th July 2022.

All intro and full members welcome.

Lunch and evening meal on Saturday will be provided.

Weโ€™ll post again nearer the time to see who wants to join us๐Ÿ˜€

Drew and Liz xx
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