Eden Valley Mountaineering Club EVMC.co.uk

Eden Valley Mountaineering Club

Introduction

Based in the Eden Valley, our mountaineering club, founded in 1974, has a history of trad climbing, sport climbing, fell walking, cycling and ski-touring. We are the club for all outdoor activity enthusiasts.

Eden Valley Mountaineering Club (EVMC) is based in Penrith and the Eden Valley. The club is active all year and puts you in touch with a wide range of like-minded individuals.

Join us and enjoy some great days out. Members are active in a wide range of fell and mountain-based pursuits, from ice climbing to sport climbing, fell walking, running, cycling, ski-touring. We organise a comprehensive range of activities which include: a weekly Wednesday evening climbing meet; monthly climbing meets; monthly scrambling / walking meets; weekends away to UK destinations; overseas trips; ad hoc meets; social events.

In the winter we are often found at the Eden Climbing Wall dreaming of the sun. Club members are out on the local crags every Wednesday evening in the summer.

New members are always welcome. To join us, get in touch via the Contact page, or apply for membership below


Latest News and Group Updates

We have a public Facebook Group where members regularly post updates from their latest outings. Join the group to see more!

2 weeks ago

Hello! Just moved back to Penrith and looking to get back into climbing and walking. Was very keen but have been off it with work keeping me busy. Competent in lead and belay, not a lot of experience outside (I was often the resident photographer!) but very comfortable inside. Have my own rope!Is there any monthly meet ups or things like that? Would be nice to meet some outdoorsy people 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Day meets in November can be a problem - but there are climbing walls as a backstop - however for many a day outside is preferred. Autumn is now with us but with floods and storms about the UK what were the chances of climbing outside. The weather forecast looked OK and Warton Quarry, near Carnforth, with its Terrace Wall mentioned. Belinda, Eric, Rob, Ron and John H gathered on Sunday morning and we were soon heading south, on the M6, Lancashire bound. Warton is only about 45 minutes away and we parked in the car park with the quarry looming above. Details are in the Lancashire Rock and Lakes Sport & Slate guides - with the path easily up to the left and around and along to the crag - a most impressive situation, overlooking the quarry with Lancashire and the sea beyond.It is an old quarry and the rock is a bit unstable in places - the bolts could be a bit closer - but give that element of adventure. We worked our way up the routes and enjoyed (generally) the routes - and climbing in teeshirts ! Gradually it became darker - but this was just put down to the a bit of cloud and earlier evening - however whilst on the routes to the right drops of rain appeared and intensified to add to the interest level before a retreat to the car. A "retreat" was made to the Old School Brewery in Warton village - we had heard that there was live music between 4.00 and 6.00pm - and we enjoy their beverage, the music and a huge helping of chips.Definitely worth a visit - and repeat visits - and there are routes in the lower quarry to check out as well ! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Is indoor climbing on tonight (25th October)? ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Anyone would be interested in their whole house Vents Cleaning service we have slot available on Oct 16th? we are offering 50% off ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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We also regularly update our Facebook page with the latest news and pictures of our adventures. Read the latest below, and like and follow us to see even more.

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Eden Valley Mountaineering Club

Eden Valley Mountaineering Club

Eden Valley MC is based in Penrith and its members share interests in a wide variety of outdoor acti

Events Calendar

You can view our 3 next scheduled meets below. View the full events calendar to see what’s coming up. You can filter events by day meets, or evening meets, and search for specific locations.

Note that members attend at their own risk and their safety is not the responsibility of the meet coordinator.

50th Anniversary Slide Show

EVMC held its first ever meeting on December 13th 1973. Exactly 50 years later, we will have a trip down memory lane.

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Fell Bar, Penrith,
Venue to be decided by meet organiser according to weather forecast.,

Evening Climbing Wall meet

Climbing at Eden Climbing Wall at Penrith Leisure Centre followed by a pint in the Fell Bar

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Gallery

View our full Gallery page to see some pictures from recent trips and outings.