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the wrekin mountaineering club

The Wrekin Mountaineering Club is based in Shropshire but includes members from all over the Midlands and other parts of the country. Day meets are held every 2nd Sunday and weekend and longer meets are held throughout the year in all major climbing areas in the UK and abroad. In addition, the club holds social meets, events and training sessions.

group photo in the Cumbria

Members are active in all areas of hill walking, mountaineering, rock climbing and winter mountaineering. We are also very active on Tuesday evenings at the many excellent indoor climbing/ bouldering walls in the region. During the summer months we also meet to climb on many of the local crags.

The club has a large membership. Most members live in Shropshire and the surrounding counties but many members who have moved away to various parts of the UK and even abroad still turn out regularly on club meets. Membership includes rock climbers, walkers and mountaineers of all levels of ability, all willing to pass on their skills and experience to new members so new members will always be looked after.

A meet is held every other Sunday when members go climbing or walking in Wales or the Peak District. The club goes further afield for the regular weekend meets.

These meets are held in Wales, the Lake District, Cornwall, Yorkshire and Scotland. In addition, longer meets are held 3 or 4 times a year in Scotland and Europe.

The Club does not have any formal procedures for proposing new members. We welcome everyone from experienced climbers and mountain walkers to complete novices, providing you are over 18 and wish to enjoy the mountains.

Whilst many members do enjoy mountain biking, skiing, fell running, sailing, paragliding etc, these are not club activities. We are a mountaineering club.

We do not have a mountain hut. We do, however, book and use the many excellent mountain huts available to us for club meets.

The great strength of the Wrekin Mountaineering club is our collective love of the mountains and wild places, and the way in which we look after existing and new members regardless of ability, from E4 climber to complete novice. It's the crack and sense of humour that counts, helping to maintain the sense of camaraderie and a willingness to look after each other in the club.

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