The HMC is an active and friendly club based in Hertfordshire made up of enthusiastic people of all ages (18 and over) and abilities who share a passion for adventure, mountains and the outdoors. The HMC is affiliated to the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) giving our members access to an excellent range of benefits and support.
The new Spring 2016 edition of the HMC magazine, ‘CRUX’ is now available. Filled with exciting features, trip reports, equipment testing and lots and lots of photos from HMC events. Find out what we have been up to over the last year.
HMC members enjoying the late snowy conditions on the fells around the beautiful Wasdale valley. Simply stunning conditions for early May.
In April, HMC members had a weekend trip to Snowdonia. Climbing and scrambling all over Trevelyan and the Glyders, as well as finding the famous Cantilever. With April being unseasonably cold at times, plenty of snow was still clinging to the upper slopes.
We had an excellent trip to Aviemore this Easter with eight members hitting the Munros in the Cairngorm National Park. The weather, while changeable was generally good and allowed us to get out onto the hills including ascents of snow capped Ben Macdui, Cairngorm, Bynack More.
Climbing the Ficalli Ridge – graded winter mountain climb
HMC Members in the beautiful Glen Avon
HMC members On the way up to Ben Macdui, the UK’s second highest mountain.
HMC members practicing their navigation skills.
Come along and meet fellow club members from 8.30pm on last Tuesday of each month at the Three Horseshoes Pub, Smallford, Hatfield. We’re always willing to chat about the club, what we get up to and how you can be involved. You can also find our members at the local climbing walls in Hatfield and St Albans and there is more information available from Cotswold in St Albans.