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Current Events

December

Tuesday 3rd Mountains on Stage
Film screening @ Vue Cheshire Oakes
Grade: Social/fun
Neil & Sara
Thursday 12th Social
Merry Hell Bell Concert
Grade: Fun
Sarah J
Thursday 19th Pre-Xmas Drinks
TBC
Grade: Fun
Nick
Sunday 22nd Annual Pre-Xmas walk with pub lunch
TBC
Stella
Saturday 28th Walk
Clwydians
Grade: TBC
Bernard

January 2020

Sunday 5th Walk
TBC
Grade: Intermediate
Juliet Thomas
Sunday 19th Walk
TBC
Grade: TBC
Karyn Jackson

February 2020

Sunday 2nd Walk
TBC
Grade: Hard
Clive
Weekend 28th February - 1st March Lakes Weekend
Glenridding
Grade: Intermediate/Hard
Stella

March 2020

Sunday 22nd Walk in the Peak District
Grade: Intermediate
Malcolm Bryce

April 2020

Weekend 3rd - 5th Weekend in Snowdonia
Grade: Intermediate/Fun
Alison M

May 2020

Saturday 2nd - Saturday 9th Scotland Week
Kylesku
Nick W

June 2020

Weekend 12th - 14th Barmouth
Grade: Intermediate/Fun
Catherine

September 2020

Wednesday 23rd - Sunday 27th Hostel - hostel Poland trip
Beskid Slaski
Grade: Hard
Magda

October 2020

Weekend 16th - 18th Weekend
Borrowdale, Lake District
Grade: Intermediate/Hard
Mike S

Participation Statement

Participation in outdoor activities such as hill walking, climbing and cycling (on or off road) is inherently risky. You should only get involved if you are personally prepared to accept these risks and recognise that you may be exposed to potentially life-threatening situations. You are responsible for your own actions and involvement, and must be aware that your actions may affect the health and safety of others, both members and non-members, and act accordingly.

Grading of Walks

Easy:

Straightforward walking.
Short day - 2-3 hours.

Intermediate:

Mixed terrain.
Average distance may be testing for some but within most people's reach.
Longer day - up to 6 hours.

Hard:

Technically and/or physically difficult.
Experience is a must!
Longer, tougher days to push your skills - 5-6 hours and over.

Grading of Biking

Easy:

Straightforward biking.
Short day - 2-3 hours.

Intermediate:

Mixed terrain.
Average distance may be testing for some but within most people's reach.
Longer day - up to 6 hours.

Hard:

Technically and/or physically difficult.
Experience a must.
Longer, tougher days to push your skills - 5-6 hours and over.

"Hard+" Events

Primarily these would be walks (including scrambling) in high mountains and/or in winter conditions, but could also be very challenging cycling events.

They can be one-off day events, or be part of a Club weekend, or a longer trip away.

On such events the risk is inherently greater.

Leaders of these events are expected to give clear instructions to club members before such an event, outlining not just the route and expected conditions, but also the maximum number of people that will be able to join them.

Leaders should ensure that they are comfortable with the ratio of 'experienced' to 'less-experienced' members attending the event. They need to be able to explain to members, in a considered and reasonable manner, why they may not be able to take them on the event, at that particular time.

If you wish to attend these events you need to have the required equipment and have some experience in how to use it. You need to be prepared to discuss your experience and expectations, in a considered and reasonable manner, with the event Leader, and accept any judgement they may make, either before or during the event.

The Club encourages members who wish to participate in such events to attend suitable courses in winter skills.

The Club has no liability for members attending such events and it is imperative that you ensure that not only are you suitably skilled and experienced, but that you have personal insurance to cover you for all activities that you participate in.

Climbing

Beginners are welcome by arrangement with the event organiser, in order to ensure that there is an adequate ration of experienced to new climbers.

Questions and Updates

If you have any questions about events or any event updates, please email the Events Co-ordinator.