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



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.


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


we have built a new website!! - check it out here:


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.




London'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 London 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 the London meeting point 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!

Upcoming events (5)

MicroAdventure: Brecon Beacons in a day

Pre-determined tube station


** 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 ** Back by popular demand! A small insight in to the world of mountains and away from the return of normality and the hustle and bustle of everyday life! We will meet in West London and head off to The Brecon Beacons and hike to the highest point in South Wales (reaching the summit to watch the sun set if the weather is good!). before descending back in the dark to the transport for a return back to London! We will hike a 12 mile circuit, taking in three of the major peaks in the area. YES! We can go to the mountains and be back within a day!! This is a relatively easy mountain hike, but an element of fitness and sense of adventure will be required in order to complete the hike in good time. --------------------------------------------------------- The cost of this MicroAdventure is just £95 and includes: • Return travel (from London to Brecon Beacons) • Guided hike by a highly experienced mountain leader The price excludes: • Personal hiking kit • Lunch • Breakfast/Dinner at a service station --------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Rock climbing in The Peak District

Brent Cross Station


** 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 ** Spend a weekend rock climbing in the Peak District National Park. Speak to any seasoned climber in the UK and they will know about the famous gritstone of the Peak District. It really is one of the best places to climb in the UK and the huge variety of routes available there make it one of the best places to get your hands on rock for the first time. It has the added bonus of being an area of true natural beauty too! This weekend in the Peak District is aimed at those who want to give rock climbing a go for the first time and those looking to make the transition from indoor to outdoor climbing. You don’t need to have any prior experience or specialist kit and the small group size will mean you’ll get our full attention on the crag, ensuring your safety and maximising your enjoyment. This is an all-inclusive trip with return travel from London included in the price (the only thing not included in the price is the pub meal on the Saturday), and you’ll be in the safe hands of a qualified climbing instructor with nearly 20 years of personal climbing experience. The trip starts after work on Friday and you'll be back around 9pm on the Sunday evening, so you won't need to take any annual leave from work! If you have any questions at all before signing up to this trip, please don't hesitate to get in touch. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Kit List: Small rucksack for lunch and personal belongings Old trainers (or climbing shoes, if you have them) Clothing that you don’t mind getting scruffy on the rocks Warm jacket Waterproof jacket Sun glasses Sun cream Water bottle Personal medication Wash kit and towel Personal snacks ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change based on the local weather conditions and to ensure we have the best possible conditions for climbing. Weekend Itinerary Friday: Meet outside a North London tube station after work for the drive north to the Peak District where we'll check-in to our accommodation in time for last orders at the pub. Saturday/Sunday: After a safety briefing we will head out to the crags where we'll climb various routes of differing difficulties (dependent upon the individual climbing). One day will be climbing. The second day will be open, with the following choices: • A second day of climbing (if you're not too tired!) • A day of scrambling • A day of hiking Sunday PM: We will then return by minibus to London, feeling refreshed and invigorated for the week ahead (expect to arrive in to Central London at approx. 9pm) What's Included? - Return travel from London - Campsite accommodation (tents, sleeping bags and mats can be provided and pitched prior to your arrival) - 2-days rock climbing and guided hiking with a highly experienced and qualified climbing instructor and Mountain Leader - All safety equipment - Breakfasts and Lunches Cost excludes: - Personal kit - Pub dinner and evening drinks on Saturday

Outdoor Rock Climbing

East Croydon Rail Station


** 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 ** Spend the day climbing in the Great British countryside!!! Fancy trying outdoor rock climbing for the first time, or returning to hone your skills? This is aimed at complete novices of any fitness level, or anyone that may have climbed a few times indoors and wants to try climbing in the fresh air - No prior experience is necessary! We will meet at a south London train station, then drive the short distance to a Sandstone outcrop in Sussex. I will give a full safety briefing and you will be monitored throughout to ensure the utmost safety precautions are observed (hence the small group). We will climb for 4-5 hours before returning back to Central London (via a traditional English country pub for food and refreshment, if the group want to) - Aiming to be back in London for 6pm. I will provide all safety equipment (harness, helmet and ropes), you just need to bring sportswear, old trainers and a sense of adventure... So - Return travel from London, safety equipment, and guidance/tuition from a highly experienced and qualified climbing instructor - All for just £95!

Snowdon and the Welsh Matterhorn

Pre-determined tube station


** 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 ** Two days of relaxed hiking in Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for anyone that wants a relaxing weekend with good company and beautiful scenery. Return travel from London; two nights’ accommodation; breakfast and lunches and two days of hiking led by a qualified Mountain Leader are all included in the cost of this trip so you don’t need to worry about a thing! We will take an easy hike to the summit of Snowdon, on a route that’s well away from the hoards on the tourist tracks, ending the day comparing photos in the warmth of a traditional pub. The next day we’ll ascend to the summit of Cnicht; a mountain known as the Welsh Matterhorn for its profile that resembles its Swiss namesake! ‘Enjoy, not Endure!’ The purpose of this trip is to provide an enjoyable and relaxing experience in the mountains. It won’t be about testing your strength and endurance. This trip has been specifically designed for people with little to no experience of hiking and is the perfect introduction to the mountains. That said, this is also a trip that even the most experienced mountaineers will enjoy! From London to Snowdonia and back in the middle of the week! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Itinerary Tuesday (from 6pm) - Meet at the pre-determined London train station and be driven to the accommodation in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Wednesday - After a day/trip briefing we will head out to the hills - We will ascend Snowdon on a spectacular route away from the crowds and perhaps go for a wild swim in a local lake/waterfall (weather depending, of course :) Thursday - After checking out of the accommodation, we will take an easy hike away from the crowds, through beautiful valleys and to viewpoints on the summit of Cnicht. We will then return to the minibus for the drive back to London (expect to arrive in to London at around 10pm) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cost will be just £295 for the weekend, including transport. What's Included? - Two nights' accommodation. - Two days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified Mountain Leader. - Breakfasts and Lunches. - Return travel from London. Cost excludes: - Personal kit. - Pub dinner and evening drinks on Saturday. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips comply with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations and include Financial protection.

Past events (213)

Winter ascent of Ben Nevis

Euston Railway Station


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