Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

Welcome to the HMC

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.

Our Next Trip is Bangers and Mash in Snowdonia on 4th November –  don’t forget to book your place!

Latest News – Trip Update in pictures – Pembroke August – Bank Holiday Weekend

Latest News – Trip Update in pictures – Lake District August 2016

The HMC had some great weather for the weekend trip to the Lake District’s Wasdale Valley in August.


Latest News – Trip Update in pictures – Hardhurst Farm – Peak District – June 2016

The HMC had a great camping trip to the Peak District, with some great rock climbing sites nearby including Stannage and the Roaches.

Latest News – The Spring 2016 Edition of CRUX has been issued

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.

Crux - Spring 2016

Crux – Spring 2016

Latest News – Trip Update in pictures – Bank Holiday Weekend in Wasdale

HMC members enjoying the late snowy conditions on the fells around the beautiful Wasdale valley. Simply stunning conditions for early May.



Latest HMC Trip News – April 2016 –  Snowdonia

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.


Latest HMC Trip News – Easter 2016 – Aviemore

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.

Want to join an active hill walking and climbing group?

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.