Loughton Mountaineering Club (LMC) actively welcomes outdoor enthusiasts involved in mountaineering, hill walking, rock climbing and socialising!

LMC welcomes new members of all ages, experience and abilities. By joining LMC you will have access to our range of events and an opportunity to meet like minded individuals to share the mountains and hills with.

We encourage prospective new members to come along to a local meet or social to meet us and find out more about us and what we do. Prospective members are welcome to come along on a weekend meet as a guest, before joining the club. Please contact the secretary, so we know to expect you.

Benefits of joining LMC:

  • Weekend Meets
  • Local meets
  • Social events locally
  • A range of mountaineering activities for all ages and abilities
  • Access to huts in Snowdonia and the Lake District
  • Club membership of The BMC, including third party insurance
  • BMC individual upgrade
  • Discounts

Fee

The annual membership subscription is £20 (starting 1st January each year) which includes BMC affiliation fees. Prospective members / guests of members are welcome to attend a couple of meets away as guests before joining, but we ask £5 in addition to the meet fee (if you join this will be deducted from your membership for that year).

How to join

If you would like to join LMC, contact the secretary.

We encourage prospective members to come along to a local meet or social to meet us and find out more about us and what we do. Prospective members are welcome to come along on a weekend as a guest, before joining the club. Please contact the secretary, so we know to expect you.

When you are ready to join, you will need to complete a membership form and pay the annual fee. Contact the secretary for details.

Under 18s

We are currently unable to allow individuals under 18 to come away with us, unless a parent / guardian accompanies you. Members are welcome to bring their children on club meets provided they take full responsibility for the safety and behaviour of their children and maintain close personal supervision both on the hill and in the hut or camp site.

Training

The club welcomes and encourages enthusiastic new members of all interests and abilities. The club does not undertake to train members in any mountain activities and emphasises that members must take full responsibility for their own safety in the mountains. The club does not run a formal training programme, however experienced members of the club may introduce novices to activities on an informal basis and can suggest training courses people may find useful. We expect members to know the BMC participation statement before they join.


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