COVID-19 Information

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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As promised, some more photos from the "feeding time at Chester (hut) zoo" collection! ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

As promised, some more photos from the feeding time at Chester (hut) zoo collection!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Now THAT was a blast 😊

Remember the weekend of the giant pie up at Stair? And the resultant drunken mayhem????

Nothings changed, well other than you look soooooo young!

As I remember it just kicked off. Any pics of the cling film toasty πŸ˜‚

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1 week ago

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Ruddy hell that's amazing.

Reminds me of you at Witches with the Zimmer frame......

As a club, we currently have a monthly subscription to Zoom video conferencing. We are using this for the committee meetings, organising the hut refurbishment works and to host the winter social events. If any members, or groups of members, would like to make use of this facility to organise any ad-hoc socials events to keep in touch, please let me know and I can schedule a meeting invitation for you. Either send me an email to steve@hexan.co.uk or message/comment on here. (The only restriction is that we can only have one meeting at any one time and therefore need to avoid any pre-existing scheduled events). ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Anyone interested in buying my ice axes 90 quid?and some of Dave's ice screws?. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

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What are they Karen Hicks - I can ask around. Same goes for the screws I guess - what make & model, how long? No more ice for you then - sticking to icy water? 🧜‍♂️ πŸ˜ƒ

DMM flies

I'll give Dave a shout about ice screws

SoLD, except 1 ice screw

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Anyone interested in buying DMM bouldering mat.? before I put it on gear exchange. asking 100 ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Anyone interested in buying DMM bouldering mat.? before I put it on gear exchange.  asking 100Image attachment

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Yes. £100? 🀭

Karen Hicks, you seem to be selling all your gear! Are you giving up? Have you gone over to the dark side, road biking?

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1 week ago

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Classic FMC arsing about!!!

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2 weeks ago

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Troy would have been climbable today, for those without Raynaud's fingers. Nobody there though as we caught it in the afternoon sun on today's lockdown ramble. The moorland magnificence (?) of the Rossendale Way was followed by an industrial wasteland on our inventive return route. πŸ˜• ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Nice to see so many familiar faces. Thanks to Dave and Tony for the presentations! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Nice to see so many familiar faces.  Thanks to Dave and Tony for the presentations!

FMC Evening Social - Tonight!!

Yes folks, it's tonight. Sign in to the Zoom social by clicking on the link in Stephen Clark's post. 7pm for 7:30pm.

DON'T FORGET!!
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2 weeks ago

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How could we forget? There's nothing else in our lives now apart from looking forward to this fmc social. Carol n me haven't got to drive for once so weren't gonna pretend to be Matt Reed and get totally slaughtered. Bet you won't be able to tell the difference

Sunny as! This afto, up Great Hill! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Sunny as! This afto, up Great Hill!Image attachment

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Just a walk oot the front door for us so no unnecessary driving and hardly saw a soul apart from anglers round the lake (and you know how keen THEY are to talk!) so social distancing nae borra. Had a Highland flavour though. Moo.πŸ˜„

No idea why it's called that, last time we went up it was just an uphill bog!

Managed a few days up at Stair last week during half term. Very mixed weather with just one nice day. Still managed to get out on a few walks and even went up to say hello to the Bishop, hard work up but great scree run down. Am very impressed with the big difference the new insulated roof makes to the hut, nice and cosy. Thanks to everyone who got that sorted. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Managed a few days up at Stair last week during half term. Very mixed weather with just one nice day. Still managed to get out on a few walks and even went up to say hello to the Bishop, hard work up but great scree run down. Am very impressed with the big difference the new insulated roof makes to the hut, nice and cosy. Thanks to everyone who got that sorted.Image attachmentImage attachment

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I remember trying to scale the Bishop one afternoon after a few pints! Very slippy!

I ain't never been to the Bishop

Scale Dale? Scale? You've been reading too many climbing articles written by non climbers. Here's a painted rock you can CLIMB (but never, ever, scale!) πŸ˜‰

Having passed it who knows how many times it never occurred to me it might have a name. I'm glad I now know it. Thanks Happy Caver. I looked it up and also learned the name of the hill upon whose flank it lies. πŸ˜‚

Its a well named peak for the likes of Martin Dale who went up there after a few pints..... 'Barf' . But not one of the lakes finest hills.

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Lucky to find the weather window today and stayed dry and blew away the cobwebs on a fab varied walk that's local but new to me with great coffee and cake at The Blossom Bird cafe. Not the right day to view the climbing along there though obvs! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Here's some of my problems from the 90's finally been pinched and getting an airing on LakesBloc! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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The Wrynose Breast stuff actually! I used the Little Langdale hut ladder to clean them up. And I did actually send the details in at the time! Not the first time that this has happened! Chisellers!!

Bentley Beetham did those and Dennis Gray repeated them in the 50s. πŸ˜‰

I thought most of your problems in the lakes in the 90s involved pubs and beer and girls who wouldn't say "yes" πŸ˜‰

Are battery powered fans now a must if you want to do these problems?

FMC Evening Climbing

No official meet tonight due to us being in a tier 3 high risk area.

However, this doesn't stop individual members visiting the bouldering walls! Blackpool Sports Centre and Boulder UK are both open for bouldering!
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4 weeks ago

Finally watched The Dawn Wall
Good film βœ”οΈ
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1 month ago

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Have you got it on DVD?

A better overall film than Free Solo in my view.

Pendle Hill gallop, yesterday with "fat lip" Hal and Woody. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Pendle Hill gallop, yesterday with fat lip Hal and Woody.Image attachment

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Gallop ?!

Nobby did you go to the pub in Sabden (think it is The White Hart)???

FMC Evening Climbing - Tonight!

Blackpool Sports Centre.

If you intend going, you will need a leisure card. You then need to book a slot (the best one is 7:30pm) on line or via an app on your phone. They do not allow walk ins. Please arrange with others on here if you are intending to go, so that folks know there will be someone there to climb with.

Nobody attended last week?
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1 month ago

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You can’t go! Due to the Tier 3 restrictions only one family can go! I went yesterday with my boys and because I was there no one else was allowed in! Check it out first but I think that’s the current situation. Bouldering though is okay (ridiculous I know) because you can stay 2m apart!!

Came across a huge film crew and riggers at Hodge Close today. Massive lighting rigs slung across the pool. Seemingly it's a Netflix production and they had been filming for 4 days. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Came across a huge film crew and riggers at Hodge Close today. Massive lighting rigs slung across the pool. Seemingly its a Netflix production and they had been filming for 4 days.

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Saw them setting up the zipline at the weekend. See photo

Did you climb?

We were walking but I don't think you could climb. Security guys said they had 'rented' the quarry for four days. The big lines across were not zip wires but for big lighting rigs as they were found night filming

Did they not approach the club ages ago about using Little Langdale as a unit base ?

I think my man Dan Robinson was helping out on the crew!

Bejasus! Not only do we have to contend with the influx of extra holidayers leaving crap everywhere and gumming up the roads & car parks, we've now got feckin' fillum crews! With a certain irony I arrived at Pelter Bridge car park last week to find it closed and full of big vehicles and Hi-Viz clad armband waving jobsworths telling me to turn round and go away. "What's the event" I asked. "They're making a film about fell walking". D'you see: to make a film about fell walking they'd made it more difficult to go fell walking! ☹️

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Level 3 lockdown hike! No Covid up here! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Level 3 lockdown hike! No Covid up here!Image attachment

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Parlick ?

Good call πŸ™‚

That's a grand hike - starting up bleasdale? And visiting the henge?

Good hat btw!

That hat looks like it’s got Covid to me 🦠

Even less chance in the House of Lords??

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