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ENJOYING HILLWALKING CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING SINCE 1980

A club dedicated to Hillwalking Climbing & Mountaineering in the UK and beyond and with a great social scene too: http://www.hinckleymc.org

HMC is an active and friendly club with a love of the mountains and the great outdoors. We currently have around 70 members of all ages and abilities, based at The Plough Inn, Hinckley, Leicestershire. We draw members in particular from the Leicester, Nuneaton and Lutterworth triangle, although increasingly we have members from further afield. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who wants to share in our enthusiasm for climbing, walking and associated activities. We organise both fixed and ad hoc events in nearby areas every month and regularly throughout the year. We also have weekend or longer trips to our favourite destinations such as the Lake District, Wales, Scotland and the Alps to name but a few.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned walker or climber, we can provide the platform you need to get the most out of the great outdoors. From our day-trips to our monthly meets and our range of other activities, there are plenty of ways to start and join in.

There are many walkers in the club, enjoying anything from a gentle stroll to the more challenging long distance footpaths. We’re often in the Peak District with our frequent day walks, and travelling further afield to Snowdonia, the Lake District and Scotland on our meets.

Our climbers meet every week at one of the local climbing walls and when the weather is fine the edges in the Peak District are a favourite destination - as are the monthly meets to some fabulous climbing areas. Climbing walls are great, especially in winter, but its what happens next that’s more interesting!

Once you’ve explored some of Britain's finest landscapes you might want to join us on one of our annual alpine trips - next year (2020) we’re off to both Switzerland and Chamonix.

Members, especially novices, should be aware that other members, regardless of experience, and including those perceived as "in charge" are not qualified, do not need to be qualified, are not regarded by the club nor regarded by themselves as "technical experts", but are amateur climbers/walkers/bikers with some experience who are happy to impart their knowledge.

And - unlike some meetup sites that are a front for businesses - we are a genuine club run by the members, for the members, and not for profit. "We are are not a dating site".
ALL of our walks are free. ALL of our trips are charged at cost only.

Our website is http://www.hinckleymc.org and we're also on Facebook http://facebook.com/groups/hinckleymc

and this where most of our communicating is done.

NOTE: Non of the HMC membership subscribe to this Meetup site, so attendees shown on this Meetup site can never reflect participation in our events which are often oversubscribed

Upcoming events (5)

Club Night Meetup at The Plough, POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

www.hinckleymc.org ENJOYING HILLWALKING CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING SINCE 1980 A Club dedicated to Hillwalking Climbing & Mountaineering in the UK and beyond and with a great social scene too HMC is an active and friendly club with a love of the mountains and the great outdoors. We currently have around 70 members of all ages and abilities, based at The Plough Inn, Hinckley, Leicestershire. We draw members in particular from the Leicester, Nuneaton and Lutterworth triangle, although increasingly we have members from further afield. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who wants to share in our enthusiasm for climbing, walking and associated activities. We organise both fixed and ad hoc events in nearby areas every month and regularly throughout the year. We also have weekend or longer trips to our favourite destinations such as the Lake District, Wales, Scotland and the Alps to name but a few. Why not join us? Your next adventure is just around the corner! NOTE: None of our HMC membership subscribe to this Meetup site, and consequently attendance for the events shown on this site is always incorrect and we are in fact often over-subscribed!

SWISS TREK Tour Des Dents Du Midi – “Hut to Hut Hiking”

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COST: “Sports” package 3 nights; 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 evening meals from £190. Departure from Champéry (where we’ll need to get additional accommodation) includes overnight stays with full board in Susanfe Hut, Auberge de Salanfe Hut and the Sports Center des Jeurs Hut or Auberge de Chindonne. All timings, flights, trains and arrangements to be finalised when we have the exact numbers. STUFF you need to know: Sleeping bag Liner required. Duration 4 days for the trek, then some of us are going on to Chamonix. Distance 47 km – 60km; Ascent 3182; Descent 3182; Highest point 2,478 m; Fly or drive. Open our PDF above for more information Terrain: Difficult. Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months. If this link works – check it out: www.dentsdumidi.ch/fichiers/Detailed_description_sporting_package_2019.pdf HOW TO BOOK: Contact the Meets Booking Sec on [masked] . You could also enter “going” on our Facebook & Meetup sites, but please note that “interested” is not the same as “going”. A reserve list will operate when meets are full and members have priority FURTHER INFO PDF: https://hinckleymc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Hut-Meet-Info-Swiss-Trek-2020.pdf www.hinckleymc.org

Club Night Meetup at The Plough, POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

www.hinckleymc.org ENJOYING HILLWALKING CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING SINCE 1980 A Club dedicated to Hillwalking Climbing & Mountaineering in the UK and beyond and with a great social scene too HMC is an active and friendly club with a love of the mountains and the great outdoors. We currently have around 70 members of all ages and abilities, based at The Plough Inn, Hinckley, Leicestershire. We draw members in particular from the Leicester, Nuneaton and Lutterworth triangle, although increasingly we have members from further afield. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who wants to share in our enthusiasm for climbing, walking and associated activities. We organise both fixed and ad hoc events in nearby areas every month and regularly throughout the year. We also have weekend or longer trips to our favourite destinations such as the Lake District, Wales, Scotland and the Alps to name but a few. Why not join us? Your next adventure is just around the corner! NOTE: None of our HMC membership subscribe to this Meetup site, and consequently attendance for the events shown on this site is always incorrect and we are in fact often over-subscribed!

CHAMONIX French Alps

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BEDS: Two chalets sleeping 16 in 8 bedrooms of 2’s; (twins or doubles) All en suite. Bed linen included, and towels. We came here last year and are very happy to return. STUFF you need to know: Very high standard accommodation for up to three weeks, with open plan lounge/diner and these two well equipped chalets in a quiet spot overlooking Mont Blanc. Cookers, showers, loos, TV Room, WiFi and Saunas. Own car-park and large gardens with two hot tubs to relax in after a hard day in the mountains! PUBS: Excellent bars and restaurants locally in the village and Chamonix centre (2ml – 30 min walk) and we’ll group cater or dine locally, depending how we feel HOW TO BOOK: A deposit will be required once numbers are confirmed. Contact the Meets Booking Sec on [masked] . You could also enter “going” on our Facebook & Meetup sites, but please note that “interested” is not the same as “going”. A reserve list will operate when meets are full. (This meet will probably be oversubscribed the first week, but OK thereafter) FURTHER INFO PDF: https://hinckleymc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Hut-Meet-Info-Chamonix-2020.pdf www.hinckleymc.org

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