Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club


We are an active and friendly club for all ages and abilities. Our activities include walking, scrambling, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, and alpine mountaineering


From 8.30pm on last Tuesday of each month we meet at the Three Horseshoes Pub, Smallford, Hatfield. Please see the events for the next dates we will meet on.

British Mountaineering Council

The club is affiliated to the BMC and all members are covered by their third party liability insurance and entitled to BMC member benefits.

The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.

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.



CRUX is the official magazine of the Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club. It is usually published 2 to 3 times a year and contains various articles about previous meets, people and other events. Some of the articles are slightly serious, others have been written light heartedly. They give a flavour of the club over the past years.

Please visit the magazine page to download and read a selection of copies in PDF format.


A selection of photos from club trips can be found on the photos page, they give a flavour of what to expect.


We have a selection of videos that members have chosen to share with us. We hope you enjoy them on the videos page.


The club now has a selection of books, DVDs and other items available for club members to borrow. There are climbing and scrambling guides, educational books and DVDs, and a selection of entertaining books to choose from, all on a mountaineering theme.

Please visit the library page to see what’s on offer and reserve an item

Member of the Year

The “Member of the the Year (MOTY)” is awarded on an annual basis, by the Chairman of the club. It is granted to the member, whom in the judgement of the Chairman, has made the greatest contribution in furthering the club interests, in the previous 12 months. It is usually presented at the annual dinner, and includes the handing over of the tankard. The tankard is engraved with the names of all winners. It is very much an honour to win this award.

Please visit the moty page to see the member of the year tankard and list of winners.

Club Poster

You can get a copy of the club poster. Please put it up in a prominent place and let the Secretary know the location.