What we're about

Welcome to Sheffield Mountaineering. We are a long established and very friendly group for people who enjoy exploring mountains and hills in the UK without being solely focused on rock climbing (although we do plenty of that too). Being based in Sheffield we take full advantage of the Peak District as well as making regular trips away to Snowdonia, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands

Our main activities include scrambling, rock climbing, winter climbing, hiking and indoor climbing. We cater for all levels of ability and experience so whether you’re a seasoned Alpinist, just a hill walker looking to move on to something a bit more adventurous or anything in between, you have come to the right place. All our outings take place under the guidance of an experienced mountain leader.

Membership of our group is absolutely free but at each of our outings we do accept voluntary donations of £1.00 per person towards our Meet Up web hosting fees. We do not wish to make any profit from our mission of facilitating mountain outings for like minded people under professional level guidance but if those benefiting from our activities can help out with our operating costs in some small way it is always very much appreciated.

Please see the notes below and hope to hear from you soon....

Important Notes:

This Meet Up group provides an informal means of meeting fellow mountain enthusiasts and enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer. Although there is always an element of knowledge sharing, it is not a Club or Training/Coaching group and therefore members of the group should not expect to receive any special training or instruction. While mountain safety is always our number one priority, at the end of the day as with any other voluntary activities, you remain responsible for your own Health, Safety and Well Being. For any of the Meet Up activities, please ensure you are comfortable with what you are doing and that you are fully informed of the risks. Any doubts at all then please ask. The group does not have any insurance and cannot accept responsibility for the actions of its members.

Please note the following BMC Participation Statement:

"The BMC recognises that climbing, hill walking and mountaineering are
activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these
activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for
their own actions and involvement."

Upcoming events (5+)

Hiking and Bouldering, The Burbage Valley

Burbage Bridge Car Park

Route: Burbage Edge, Longshaw Estate, Higgar Tor Meet at: Burbage Bridge car park on the Ringinglow Road, overlooking Burbage North crag. Postcode S32 1BR, OS map reference SK264826. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. This pleasant circular hike takes in the contrasting landscapes of wild windswept crags and a lush green wooded valley. As an added bonus there are endless possibilities for bouldering along way so you might want to bring your climbing shoes as well as your walking boots! The full day will include a hike along the entire length of Burbage Edge (North and South) with bouldering opportunities everywhere, then across the A6187 and into the highly picturesque Longshaw Estate, through the woods and meadow to Longshaw Pond and on through Granby Wood then along the banks of Burbage Brook, and back over the A6187 and across Hathersage Moor to the historic Iron Age hill fort at Carl’s Wark and then the spectacular gritstone outcrop of Higgar Tor with plenty more bouldering possibilities before returning to the car park via the Burbage North Boulders. Difficulty: There are no technical difficulties on the hike. If you choose to do some bouldering along the way you can more or less make it as easy or as hard as you want. Experience Required: No previous experience required, all you need is a reasonable level of fitness, sense of adventure and preparation for any weather. Duration: Approx. 9 km with height gain of approx. 300 metres. Estimated time 4 to 5 hours. Ordnance Survey Maps: OS 110 Sheffield and Huddersfield, OS 119 Buxton and Matlock 1:50 000 Scale. As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.

Sheffield Mountaineering Social Night @ Peddler Market

Peddler Market (Near Kelham Island)

We will be meeting at the first Peddler Market of 2019 at 16:00 on Saturday 2 Feb for food, drink, music. Peddlers hosts a community of traders, makers, chefs, DJs, artists, designers, musicians, bakers & brewers at 92 Burton Street, Sheffield. Worth checking out if you've never been https://peddlermarket.co.uk (Wrap up warm as some stalls / entertainment are outside in the courtyard) Hope to see you there :-)

Scrambling and Hiking, Torside and Bleaklow

Torside Reservoir Car Park

Route: Torside Clough Meet at: Torside Reservoir car park on the B6105 just off the A628 Woodhead Pass road. OS map reference SK068983. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. Torside Clough is a long and entertaining scramble leading all the way from the valley floor to the Bleaklow summit plateau. The scrambling is easy enough for the most part but raised water levels and/or winter conditions can certainly add a bit of interest at this time of year. There is also a very pleasant finish up a stepped slab. The full day will include a short walk in along the Longenden Trail, a long pleasant easy Grade 1 scrambling ascent of Torside Clough and a hike to Bleaklow Head before returning via the Pennine Way, Clough Edge the Longenden Trail. Some photos of our previous outing to Torside and Bleaklow can be seen here: https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/29154648/#[masked] Difficulty: Grade 1 Scrambling (suitable for beginners). For more information on scrambling grades see: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/understanding-scrambling-grades Experience Required: Some hiking/hillwalking experience would be beneficial along with a sense of adventure and preparation for any weather. Duration: Approx. 12 km with total height gain (from car park to Bleaklow summit plateau) of approx. 400 metres. Estimated time 5 to 6 hours. Ordnance Survey Map: OS 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield Landranger 1:50 000 Scale. Guidebook: Scrambles in the Dark Peak published by Cicerone Press. As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.

Winter Mountaineering in Snowdonia

Tryfan Car Park

Ogwen Valley ***IMPORTANT***This trip is open to everyone but you must bring an ice axe. Crampons and compatible boots could also be beneficial depending on snow conditions. An axe is essential. You don’t need anything fancy. Something like this would be ideal: https://www.climbers-shop.com/10903305/products/grivel-helix-ice-axe.aspx Meet at: Tryfan car park on the A5 just West of Tryfan and Milestone Buttress and on the same side of the road. OS map reference SH663603. As an environmentally conscious group, we actively encourage car sharing. Further details of car sharing arrangements from Sheffield and elsewhere will appear in the comments section nearer the time. This trip is intended as an introduction to winter climbing for people who have done some scrambling and/or rock climbing and want to experience a new aspect of mountaineering. The focus of the weekend will be on classic easy mountain scrambles in winter conditions. I will be teaching winter skills and we will be looking at doing routes such as Tryfan North Ridge, Y Gribin Ridge, Seniors Ridge and possibly Bristly Ridge. Photos of some of our previous trips to the Ogwen Valley can be seen here: https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/29131994/ https://www.meetup.com/Sheffield-Mountaineering-Rock-Climbing-Meet/photos/28859001/ Difficulty: Mostly Grade I winter climbing (suitable for beginner/novice winter climbers), possibly little bits of Grade II. For more information on winter climbing grades see: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/winter-climbing-grades Experience Required: ***No previous winter climbing experience required however some previous rock climbing/scrambling/mountaineering experience is essential*** Ordnance Survey Map: OS 115 Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa 1:50,000 scale. Guidebooks: Scrambles in Snowdonia published by Cicerone Press, Scrambles & Easy Climbs in Snowdonia published by Grey Stone Books. Accommodation: We will be staying at Gwern Gof Isaf campsite where you will have the option of sleeping in the very comfortable and well equipped bunkhouse or camping: It is best to book in advance for the bunkhouse. More details here: https://gwerngofisaf.co.uk/ ***If you want to come on this trip but don’t fancy the bunkhouse or camping, feel free to arrange your own accommodation in the area*** As always, if any of the participants in this meet want to contribute £1.00 towards our Meet Up web hosting costs that will be great.

Past events (514)

Scrambling and Hiking, Kinder North

Birchin Clough Bridge Car Park

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