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

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5 days ago

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Original post stated Stair hut; this was incorrect. Our base will be LANGDALE HUT. The meet leader is an idiot - but you already knew that.

Sunshine at Gig North (ivy buttress area) TT, September Butttress and No Picnic for teddy bears. Donnie, Martin and moi. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunshine at Gig North (ivy buttress area) TT, September Butttress and No Picnic for teddy bears. Donnie, Martin and moi.Image attachmentImage attachment

FMC Evening Climbing
Giggleswick North
Wednesday night.

You can't get climbing much closer to the car than at Gigg North! It's literally seconds to the first sector! Plenty to do too! From 5's right through to big numbers!

Sadly the weather does not look great so check for up to date info on here or on the WhatsApp page. Thursday's forecast is also similarly poor!
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4 days ago
FMC Evening Climbing
Giggleswick North
Wednesday night.

You cant get climbing much closer to the car than at Gigg North! Its literally seconds to the first sector! Plenty to do too! From 5s right through to big numbers!

Sadly the weather does not look great so check for up to date info on here or on the WhatsApp page. Thursdays forecast is also similarly poor!

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Worth wandering along to Ivy Buttress for some of the best routes with steady grades

Meet postponed until Thursday night due to adverse weather conditions in the area tonight/now;πŸ˜‰

Thursday night climbing at Gigg North is ON!πŸ˜‰ Check WhatsApp for times etc.

There's hope for me yet!Bob yesterday after a 6 hour traverse from Lancaster to County Pot, at the age of 80!

He never stopped smiling the whole way, and was still up into the early hours of the morning sharing some of his amazing stories.

What an Eldon legend !

Who has a story to share about Bob Toogood?
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4 days ago
Theres hope for me yet!

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I've heard of Bob Toogood!πŸ˜‰

Hope? We’d struggle to keep up with you! Anyway, let me know when and we’ll get it rigged for a big club trip. Neil Paul Baines loves a trip to county and I’m sure we can work on Matt Reed….

Change of date - Langdale Working Weekend now 16th/17th September. All welcome. Saturday lunch and evening meal provided. Xx ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Hi guys, not been on here for a while so nice to see great photos! I am thinking of going to Pembrokeshire camping and am wondering if anyone knows of a campsite that is within close walking distance to a couple if pubs? Poss very close to a village or town? No I am not going to practice for the lush againπŸ˜‚-just don't want to stay by the tent every night on my own! I am thinking of anywhere from St David's downward. Thanks guys. X ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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There are campsites close to St David's within walking distance of the town and there are numerous pubs there too. Can't vouch for the quality of the pubs. They tend to be a bit touristy and none are in the current beer guide.

Back in The Duddon Valley yet again after a weather induced hesitant "should we stay or should we go" meet up at Lightfoot Lane. Decided we'd go and see and got away with it around a light shower. Did 6 routes and 7 easy solos on Sunny Pike which we had to ourselves - almost had the valley to ourselves. Newfield seemed to have improved a bit and Derby Arms its reliable self.
Here's me on Korp (HS 4a) and Sunny Boy (HVS 5a) and Graham Callander on Glenr (VS 4b), Sol (MVS 4b) and Alsvior (VS 4c).
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7 days ago

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Nice Glad the Newfield has improved - was a bit lacking a coupla months ago

FMC Evening Climbing
Tuesday night!
Widdop

Bit of grit for you! Plenty of easy routes, and some very hard ones if you want! Lots of bouldering too! Good forecast! As usual, all welcome! Good pub after too!
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2 weeks ago

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Can’t make it tomorrow but would be up for something on Thursday night if anyone fancies that. Outside or the wall, happy either way.

Pack Horse Inn Widdop closed Tuesday

FMC Evening Climbing postponed until Thursday night.πŸ˜‰

FMC Evening Climbing is on tonight! Widdop!πŸ˜‰

FMC Revival Meet
Stair Hut, 24/25 June

Your chance to get up to the hut and try and tick off some of the summits or climbs on the revival list! Why not come and saunter up "Sale Fell", hunt for buried treasure on top of "Lank Rigg", sit on top of "Little Mell" or see what all the fuss is about up "Great Cockup"? Unlock the intricacies of "Lock, stock and two smoking barrels", out-stare "The Borrowdale Stare" or float delicately up "The Long Good Friday"!
A no frills weekend trying to tick as many as we can! No food provided, bring your own, eat it then go down the pub!
Book in with me, Martin Dale.
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3 weeks ago

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FMC Revival walking and rock route details here : fyldemountaineeringclub.org/index.php/fmc-revival-2022/

'sadly' will be up in Scotland enjoying the great weather and hills πŸ™‚

I have very fond memories of Stair Hut...usually involving large amounts of alcohol and cow-horn pies!!!

FMC Revival Meet this weekend at Stair! Currently only Andy Dunhill may be going. Any more interest?

Not me I'm afraid

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The external booking at Langdale this weekend has cancelled so it's available if any members want to use. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Pleasant evening in the sun orienteering on Beanon Fell last night, thanks to Kevan, Clive, Claire, Jen Chambers and Stephen Clark & Meg for the excellent company! ... See MoreSee Less

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Pleasant evening in the sun orienteering on Beanon Fell last night, thanks to Kevan, Clive, Claire, Jen Chambers and Stephen Clark & Meg for the excellent company!Image attachmentImage attachment

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A very pleasant way to spend a sunny evening 😎 cheers for organising!

check out sroc.org for more events in your area

Beacon Fell Orienteering this Wednesday evening (22nd). walk, run, bike, the choice is yours. Meet at the visitor center carpark at 7pm. Apres TBC.

All welcome, please let me know if you are coming so I can get enough maps.
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2 weeks ago

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I should hopefully be coming

Sorry Neil, anniversary of my Mother's passing so won't be there.

I'm planning on being there

if you are coming bring a pencil and compass might be handy. I'll provide the maps

Synchronised climbing on Raven Crag, Langdale featuring in pics 2 & 3 Martin Bennett on "Fear and Loafing" (Hard VS) and Martin Dale on Armalite (E4) and in next 2 photos Graham Callander and Wriggers on "Mendes" (VS) and "Prometheus" (Hard VS) respectively. More photos of those routes plus "Revelation" follow. Any with me climbing credit Graham.
Pride of place in any FMC photo gallery of course goes to the one at the pub, in this case, as tradition dictates, the ODG, where late arrival Rich McGuinness features following an ascent of "Revelation" (Hard Severe - really? Doesn't get any easier that one!) - see later pics.
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2 weeks ago

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Good going on Armalite Nobby Dale

Graham Callander - good day doing Mendes and Prometheus - quality climbing!

Looks like a great day for all ... Excellent style from Martin Dale on Armalite. That wall looks tremendous and from what I've been told it's proper, "grown-ups territory".

Your a tart πŸ˜‰ Martin Dale, I was looking forward to seconding an E4 and you've gone and done it with someone else! Seriously though well done Nob. πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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2 weeks ago

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Rich Stevenson ?!?

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2 weeks ago
Me on Jolly Roger.

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Upgraded, but still hard.

Eventually quite a good turnout of 9 straggled its way to Attermire for the evening meet via the new preferred approach which I found to be very pleasant. Poor light (and, some might say, subjects [!]) for photography but a few for the record. ... See MoreSee Less

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Eventually quite a good turnout of 9 straggled its way to Attermire for the evening meet via the new preferred approach which I found to be very pleasant. Poor light (and, some might say, subjects [!]) for photography but a few for the record.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Good to meet new members as well. πŸ‘

FMC Evening Climbing
Attermire
Thursday night

This week's evening climbing is at Attermire Scar, above Settle. It's an extensive crag with climbs of all grades! Lots to do! For most in recent times it's been the sport climbing on The Escarpment that's been the big draw. Again, lots of lower grade routes to do, as well as one or two harder ones. In fact, the Yorkshire new route team were up there yesterday putting up several new ones for your attention! The weather looks like being good! All welcome as usual!
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FMC Evening Climbing
Attermire 
Thursday night

This weeks evening climbing is at Attermire Scar, above Settle. Its an extensive crag with climbs of all grades! Lots to do! For most in recent times its been the sport climbing on The Escarpment thats been the big draw. Again, lots of lower grade routes to do, as well as one or two harder ones. In fact, the Yorkshire new route team were up there yesterday putting up several new ones for your attention! The weather looks like being good! All welcome as usual!Image attachmentImage attachment

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I’m hoping to be there and can probably do lifts from park & ride

Martin Dale, beware fully grown Andean Condors!

Martin Dale do folk know to park above Langcliffe rather than in the lane downhill from the crags as this new arrangement with the farmer avoids there being lots of cars parked on the road and lane. Lots of parking if you drive through Langcliffe village uphill past hairpins and keep going where it starts to level out until reach big grassy parking areas. Walk in below Victoria cave ( Which actually has by far the best climbing but tough). Dave and Bob will be there bolting new ones during the day so you can do them in the evening - watch out for demands to support the YBF.

Thanks to Andy a few of us were at Wrynose yesterday climbing at Black Crag - Me, Andy, Wriggers, Graham, Dave Cundy and Stu Gascoyne. I think Happy Caver has group photos he might share?πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Looks like you had an awful time πŸ˜‰ And The Brit in the sunshine to finish πŸ™‚

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2 weeks ago
Ailefriode πŸ™‚

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Who's yer mates? Look familiar!πŸ˜‚

Points for style? Me and Matt Reed on the same move but not at the the same time! View downward into a very very big hole in the ground will be a clue to the venue to any who've been, which I hadn't until yesterday. It's OK, if short. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Points for style? Me and Matt Reed on the same move but not at the the same time!  View downward into a very very big hole in the ground will be a clue to the venue to any whove been, which I hadnt until yesterday. Its OK, if short.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Moughton Nab!

Beer Pump Buttress. Headband - E1 but not really - goes up the grooves in the middle and would be 3* if longer. Perfect Lakeland rock. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
Beer Pump Buttress. Headband - E1 but not really - goes up the grooves in the middle and would be 3* if longer. Perfect Lakeland rock.

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Is it easier or harder than E1?πŸ€”

I don't know if you should tell him, but I would like to know.

E1 ?!? Good on ya dude You're back on it

Family Weekend Stair
Although it was cool the rain held off. We went climbing at Steel Knotts Bluff, walked up Ard Crag and went Ghyll Scrambling in Stonycrofy Ghyll. Thanks to Donnie for getting a fire going sat night as well
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3 weeks ago

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looks like you had great fun!

Bloody great Well done Steve

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4 weeks ago
Have always liked this pic - came up in a search.

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Fabulous. Some I don't know - they must have come and gone in my "inter FMC" years when I was elsewhere. Most of those I do know seem to be wearing wigs! πŸ˜‰

All stalwarts Martin.

Paul took this photo about 37 years ago (agghh!).

Great picture, we can recreate in September. What year?

Plenty blasts from the past here

Everyone looks SO young πŸ‘ΆπŸ» πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ‘ΆπŸ»

I’d love to get that thin again

Only one striped jumper πŸ˜‚

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FAMILY MEET Stair 10th / 11th June

Any more takers for the family meet next weekend. We have three families booked in so far. Shared meal sat night with hopefully some climbing, scrambling, walking and Ghyll scrambling or whatever games your fancy. Contact Steve 07929167795 or steve.wrigley1@gmail.com
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4 weeks ago

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I think we’re booked in? Aren’t we? Lol πŸ˜‚

Let me know if you need any kids harnesses & helmets.

Going to unfortunately give this one a miss. We're mid house renovation, and I'm lost to know where any needed kit is, let alone my sanity at the minute.

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