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Thank you for joining City Mountaineering - Reading's most exciting mountain hiking group - and the only group specialising in mountain adventures!

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COVID-19 UPDATE

You have joined at the perfect time for mountain adventures. The latest Covid-19 guidance suggests that we are able to return to the mountains very soon!

Check out our diary to find out what trips are taking place over the summer (it's a packed schedule!). There is an added bonus that our small groups of just 8 people has got even smaller, to just 5 people (plus guide) to ensure social distance when travelling.

LATEST INFORMATION

I just wanted to give you an update on where we are with all things City Mountaineering…

Firstly, we have built a new website!! - check it out here: https://www.citymountaineering.com/

Secondly, I have provided an update to the situation on the website, with an explanation of what steps we are taking to keep people as safe as possible from coronavirus. You can see my letter here: https://www.citymountaineering.com/covidupdate

Thirdly, If you want to be kept informed of the most up-to-date information and find out about future trips before the masses, subscribe to our weekly newsletter here: https://citymountaineering.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=51435eb6b4f75b107fac89864&id=1748a772e9

And Finally, If you have 5 minutes and want something to take your mind off to the UK mountains, check out our latest YouTube movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZF85xZfZys&t=19s

One more thing… Are you following us on Facebook? Are you able to answer the daily quiz question as we post photos from every trip we’ve ever organised: https://www.facebook.com/CityMountaineering

That’s it for now.

The mountains will be waiting for us soon

Stuart

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ABOUT CITY MOUNTAINEERING

Reading's best and most exciting mountaineering group.

This is a group for anyone interested in walking, hiking, rock climbing, camping and anyone with a sense of adventure to experience the wonders of the British mountain environment in a relaxed, fun and safe manner.

Our purpose is simple: To provide access to the British mountain environment for all. Irrelevant of social, economic and cultural background and irrelevant of your mountain/hiking experience: All skill levels are welcome.

This group was started to offer more adventurous trips, with small groups, from Reading to all areas of the UK.

Summary of what to expect on City Mountaineering trips:

• All trips are lead by passionate, qualified and highly experienced mountaineers (Qualified Mountain Leaders and Climbing Instructors)

• All trips, unless otherwise stated, are fully inclusive of return travel, food, accommodation and guided hiking (all you have to do is turn up at Maidenhead station and enjoy!)

• Small group sizes (maximum 8 people per trip), this enables:

• Best quality support

• Trip flexibility (to provide a true wilderness experience)

• Get to know your fellow mountaineers better than in larger groups

• Allow you to realise potential that you may never have thought possible

• Reduce the human impact on the natural environment

I have taken drastic steps in my personal living arrangements to ensure the price of trips as affordable as possible and a proportion of all money received for every trip is donated to (a) Wilderness conservation groups and (b) Mountain rescue teams. Formed almost entirely with volunteers, both groups rely on public donations to maintain their service, allowing us to enjoy this wonderful environment*

We look forward to exploring and sharing the Great British mountain environment with you!

* Money from each trip will be set aside until 31st December each year. The cash will then be distributed to the various groups as a lump sum cheque. The allocation will be based on the time spent in each managed area (e.g. If we have 10% of our mountain days in Glen Coe, Scotland; Glen Coe Mountain Rescue Team will receive 10% of the mountain rescue donation pot)

Upcoming events (5)

Hike Helvellyn, via Striding Edge!

Euston Railway Station

£295.00

*** Note: due to Social Distancing requirements, all overnight City Mountaineering summer trips this year will be staying on a campsite with washing facilities/hot showers and toilets. Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping mats can be provided for free *** 2-days hiking in The Lake District National Park, including the ascent of Helvellyn, via the classic ridge: Striding Edge! The main event may be ascending Helvellyn but, as with all City Mountaineering trips, one the other day we’ll get you off the busy tourist trails and head instead to the quieter parts of the National Park, drawing on our local knowledge and years of experience to provide a truly unique adventure you’ll never forget. You don't need to have any prior experience of scrambling or remote hiking and the small group size will enable us to give you our full attention throughout the weekend, ensuring your safety and enjoyment is our number one priority. As always, we’ll sort out the travel, accommodation and most of the food (the pubs can do the rest!) so just meet in London and leave the rest to us. From London to the Lake District and back in a 2-day/2-night adventure! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Itinerary Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time. Friday (from 6pm) - Board the train in London and enjoy the relaxing journey to The Lake District National Park, where you will be met at the train station and transferred to your campsite accommodation. Saturday - A day of hiking the lesser-trodden areas of the Western Fells followed by dinner in a traditional local pub in the evening Sunday - An ascent of Helvellyn, via Striding Edge, before being transferred to the train station for a return back to London (for 9pm) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's Included? - Return travel from London - 2-nights campsite accommodation (1-person tents will be provided. warm sleeping bag and sleeping mat provided on request) - 2-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader - Breakfasts and Lunches - All travel and logistical support in The Lake District ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cost: £295 for this all inclusive adventure Included in the price: - Return travel from London - 2-nights campsite accommodation - 2-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader - Breakfasts and Lunches - All travel and logistical support in The Lake District Not included in the price: - Personal Snacks - Personal kit (I do have some spare kit for hire if you did not want to buy it) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Midweek: Scrambling/Hiking weekend in The Lake District

Euston Railway Station

£295.00

** Due to Covid social distancing requirements, this trip is restricted to just 5 people plus guide - click the following link to see all measures put in place to keep our groups as safe as possible: https://www.citymountaineering.com/covidupdate ** The trip will involve hiking the lesser travelled areas of The Lake District. The specific location will be communicated when you have signed up, but we will be taking grade 1 scrambling routes up some very well known peaks in the region. Small group!! (Maximum 6-people) Travel, Food, Accommodation and Guided hiking all included in the cost - Just turn up at the pre-determined point in London and enjoy! This trip is suitable for everyone and no prior experience is necessary and the small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer. --------------------------------------------------------- Itinerary Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time Tuesday - Meet outside Euston train station at 6pm for a relaxing train journey north. Upon arrival, we will check in to our accommodation for the evening and enjoy a last orders pint and trip briefing in a remote local pub Day 1 – Wednesday We will head out in to the mountains for a day of scrambling fun :) Specific routes and area to be communicated after joining the trip. We will then return to the campsite to relax with a barbecue dinner as the sun sets. Day 2 – Thursday A hike & scramble ascent of another local peak before heading back to the train station for a departure back to London. --------------------------------------------------------- Accommodation: Campsite accommodation - Due to social distancing requirements, we will be staying on a campsite with shower and toilet facilities. You will be provided with your own tent, warm sleeping bag and sleeping mat to use. Sharing tents will only be allowed with people from the same household and/or couples in a relationship Your minimum kit list should be: - Small rucksack, suitable for day hikes - Hiking boots - Thick socks - Hiking trousers (ideally waterproof) Non-cotton T-shirt - Fleece - Warm jacket - Waterproof jacket - Headtorch (and batteries) - Warm hat - Thick Gloves - Sun glasses - Water bottle - Personal medication --------------------------------------------------------- Cost: £295 for the entire weekend Included in the price: - Return train travel from London - All transport in The Lake District - 2-nights Campsite accommodation - Breakfasts and Lunches - Barbecue dinner on Saturday night - 2-days guided hiking/Scrambling by experienced and qualified Mountain Leader Not included in the price: - Personal Snacks - Alcohol - Personal kit (I do have some spare kit if you did not want to buy it) --------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Easy Hiking in Western Lake District

Euston Railway Station

£295.00

*** Note: due to Social Distancing requirements, all overnight City Mountaineering summer trips this year will be staying on a campsite with washing facilities/hot showers and toilets. Tents, warm sleeping bags and sleeping mats can be provided for free *** A weekend of easy hiking in The Lake District National Park. Perfect for anyone wanting a relaxing weekend spent in good company exploring the forests, valleys and peaks of this unique and beautiful landscape. As with all City Mountaineering trips, we’ll get you off the busy tourist trails and head instead to the quieter parts of the National Park, drawing on our local knowledge and years of experience to provide a truly unique adventure you’ll never forget. Relaxation is the name of the game on this weekend and, whilst we’ll still be hiking up to summits, the aim of this trip is to enjoy, not endure! And, of course, we’ll make sure there’s a pub at the end of the hike too! This is an ideal weekend for a beginner hiker who wants their first taste of the hills or for the seasoned mountaineer just wanting to enjoy being in the moment in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. As always, we’ll sort out the travel, accommodation and most of the food (the pubs can do the rest!) so just meet in London and leave the rest to us. From London to the Lake District and back in a weekend! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Weekend Itinerary Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time. Friday (from 6pm) - Board the train in London and enjoy the relaxing journey to The Lake District National Park, where you will be met at the train station and transferred to your campsite accommodation. Saturday - A day of hiking the lesser-trodden areas of the Western Fells followed by dinner in a traditional local pub in the evening Sunday - A second day of hiking, before being transferred to the train station for a return back to London (for 9pm) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What's Included? - Return travel from London - 2-nights campsite accommodation (1-person tents will be provided. warm sleeping bag and sleeping mat provided on request) - 2-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader - Breakfasts and Lunches - All travel and logistical support in The Lake District ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cost: £295 for the entire weekend Included in the price: - Return travel from London - 2-nights campsite accommodation - Use of 1-person tents, warm sleeping bags and mats - 2-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader - Breakfasts and Lunches - All travel and logistical support in The Lake District Not included in the price: - Personal Snacks - Personal kit (I do have some spare kit for hire if you did not want to buy it) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Scrambling/Hiking weekend in The Lake District

Euston Railway Station

£295.00

** Due to Covid social distancing requirements, this trip is restricted to just 5 people plus guide - click the following link to see all measures put in place to keep our groups as safe as possible: https://www.citymountaineering.com/covidupdate ** The trip will involve hiking the lesser travelled areas of The Lake District. The specific location will be communicated when you have signed up, but we will be taking grade 1 scrambling routes up some very well known peaks in the region. Small group!! (Maximum 6-people) Travel, Food, Accommodation and Guided hiking all included in the cost - Just turn up at the pre-determined point in London and enjoy! This trip is suitable for everyone and no prior experience is necessary and the small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer. --------------------------------------------------------- Itinerary Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time Friday - Meet outside Euston train station at 6pm for a relaxing train journey north. Upon arrival, we will check in to our accommodation for the evening and enjoy a last orders pint and trip briefing in a remote local pub Day 1 – Saturday We will head out in to the mountains for a day of scrambling fun :) Specific routes and area to be communicated after joining the trip. We will then return to the campsite to relax with a barbecue dinner as the sun sets. Day 2 – Sunday A hike & scramble ascent of another local peak before heading back to the train station for a departure back to London. --------------------------------------------------------- Accommodation: Campsite accommodation - Due to social distancing requirements, we will be staying on a campsite with shower and toilet facilities. You will be provided with your own tent, warm sleeping bag and sleeping mat to use. Sharing tents will only be allowed with people from the same household and/or couples in a relationship Your minimum kit list should be: - Small rucksack, suitable for day hikes - Hiking boots - Thick socks - Hiking trousers (ideally waterproof) Non-cotton T-shirt - Fleece - Warm jacket - Waterproof jacket - Headtorch (and batteries) - Warm hat - Thick Gloves - Sun glasses - Water bottle - Personal medication --------------------------------------------------------- Cost: £295 for the entire weekend Included in the price: - Return train travel from London - All transport in The Lake District - 2-nights Campsite accommodation - Breakfasts and Lunches - Barbecue dinner on Saturday night - 2-days guided hiking/Scrambling by experienced and qualified Mountain Leader Not included in the price: - Personal Snacks - Alcohol - Personal kit (I do have some spare kit if you did not want to buy it) --------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Past events (140)

Scrambling/Hiking weekend in Snowdonia

Maidenhead Train Station

£295.00

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