You don't have to go far to find your nearest climbing, mountaineering or outdoor club, most of which have an active schedule of events which may include pub meets, climbing wall sessions, weekend trips away, overseas trips and coaching sessions. You can do as much or as little as you want and beginners are welcomed and advised on basic kit they'll need in order to get involved.
Two easy ways to find a club:
York Mountaineering Club is a mixed-membership group spanning an age range from early twenties to early sixties. People who are relatively new to outdoor activities can mix easily with more experienced mountaineers.
In this section, our well-known experts explain that you don't need to spend a fortune or embark on an intense training programme to get started and progress to a decent standard.
Winter walking is a big (but worthwhile) step up from summer walking. Here are some tips on all subjects from avalanche awareness to ropework, starting out to winter clothing, emergencies to footwork on snow and ice, and how to use crampons and ice axes.
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