The Reading Mountaineering club is a group of people who share an interest in mountain activities, including climbing, walking, and scrambling. The club has a lively atmosphere and is a good way to meet like-minded people.
The meets list covers monthly trips to areas such as the Lakes, North Wales, Peak district, Gower, Pembrokeshire, and Cornwall. We either camp or stay in a hut.
The club provides a perfect forum, through its Facebook site and WhatsApp group, for organising additional trips ‐ keep an eye out for those.
We are a very sociable group and in addition to Wednesday evenings at the Reading Climbing Centre, there are socials every month (detailed in the Meets list). So, if you feel like meeting us first, before a climb, come along to a dinner/pub night.
If you are interested in joining the club or want to find out more then please see the Contact Us page.
President : George Hostford
Chairperson : Alex Ford
Treasurer : Paul
Secretary : Jo Bacon
Meets Secretary : Alex Ford
New Members Secretary : Peter Charles-Jones
Communictaions Secretary: Matt Johnston
Committee Member(s) : John Bonney & Mo Walker
Webmaster : Andy Redhead
RMC Modus Operandi (or how we work)
1. Be aware of the BMC's participation statement:
"The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with the 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 and involvement."
2. The club has no equipment to loan to members. If you climb using someone else’s equipment (e.g. a rope) then the club can take no responsibility for it. You must satisfy yourself of its suitability for purpose.
3. The club provides no form of instruction. If anyone offers to show you how to climb then this will be an informal and private arrangement and you need to assess for yourself whether or not that person is competent.
4. It is the responsibility of club members to assess the suitability of their potential climbing/walking partners and venues/activities. If you are new to the club and don’t have anyone to climb or walk with then a meet organiser will be able to introduce you to members partaking in your chosen activities. This should not be taken as an indication that members are qualified or suitably experienced to undertake that activity, you must take responsibility of yourself.
5. If you bring children on a meet then you are solely responsible for their welfare, behaviour, and supervision at all times. If you give your permission for your children to walk and climb with other people, you are responsible for assessing the suitability of the person to undertake the chosen activity. It should be assumed that club members have not undergone a criminal records bureau check.