Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club

HMC – January Update 2.1

January 18th, 2015 by


Dear HMC members

HMC Pub Social – Tuesday 27 January 2015 – The Three Horseshoes – 8:30pm

Its our usual monthly gathering on Tuesday 27th January at the Three Horseshoes starting at 8.30pm.

Castleton YHA – Hope Valley Peaks – Friday 30 January 2015

Our first event at the end of January is now fully booked up, however the YHA still has some places available. If you have missed out on a place through the HMC, you can contact the Castleton YHA directly and book yourself a place. The link to the YHA website is below


Wasdale Murt Camping Barn – The Lake District – Friday 27 February 2015

Our second event at the Wasdale Murt Camping Barn is also now fully booked. However, there are several accommodation options for any members wishing to go to Wasdale for the weekend. The Wasdale Inn provides accommodation at the head of the valley. There is also the Wasdale YHA at the south western end of Wasdale Lake which may also have accommodation available.

Annual Dinner – Snowdonia Mountain Hut – Friday 20 March 2015 – please book early

Back in 2010, the HMC  had avery successful Annual Dinner at ‘Caffi Gwynant’ Bethania, Nantgwynant, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 4NL a short walk from the Snowdonia Centre at the foot of the Watkin Pat. The plan is to repeat this for 2015. In order to assess the viability of this event and to book the venue in good time, I would encourage all members who wish to go on this event to sign up as soon as possible. Please click here to book your place on the event

Details about the restaurant can be found using the link here: http://www.cafesnowdon.co.uk/

Glen Coe – SYHA Glen Coe – Scotland – Easter Trip – Thursday 2nd April 2015

Glen Coe is perhaps Scotland’s most famous and most scenic glen. Glen Coe has hillwalking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing. It could be a combination of winter and/or spring conditions at this time of year. Staying at the Glen Coe SYHA accommodation only . Also it is a short walk away from the famous climbers pub, the Clachaig Inn which is well worth one, if not several visits!

Booked to arrive Thursday and leave Tuesday; over lapping Easter weekend, so hopefully avoiding Bank Holiday traffic at each end to make a good worthwhile trip. Click here to book on the event


HMC Membership for 2015

The HMC membership fee from the start of 2015 will be £22. If you are renewing your membership for 2015, fees can be made by:

– e-bank transfer to the HMC account – please notify the treasurer (thetreasurer@thehmc.co.uk) and the secretary (thesecretary@thehmc.co.uk) by email
– sending a cheque made payable to the Hertfordshire Mountaineering Club (not HMC) to the treasurer or secretary.
– cash given to committee members at the pub socials.

Please note that if any of your contact or address details have changed over the last 12 months, please complete a HMC membership form providing your new details and send it to the Secretary together with your membership fee. Membership forms can be downloaded from here http://www.thehmc.co.uk/membership/

A window of three months is open to renew your membership until 31 March.

As a demonstration of support for our mountain rescue services in 2015, the HMC is offering the option to make an additional discretionary contribution of £3 as part of the membership renewal which will be given to a nominated mountain rescue charity. The contribution will be entirely optional. If you wish to make a contribution please add £3 to your membership fee.

All the best

Steve Deaville
HMC Secretary