Northumbrian Mountaineering Club - Founded 1945
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The Northumbrian Mountaineering Club

We meet Wednesday evenings and weekends throughout the year, indoor and out. Our Club is for young and old, expert and novice and we boast a broad range of interests and experience.

Applying for membership

How to apply

Membership of the NMC is open to anyone who wants to climb. We can't take absolute beginners, but if you've been on a basic course and can tie into a harness and can belay safely then you're welcome to come along. There are great indoor walls locally where you can learn the climbing basics.


Full membership requires that you have attended 3 NMC meets, and that you have a proposer and seconder for your application from current NMC members. You do not need to be a prospective member to apply for full membership if you meet these requirements.


Prospective members can upgrade to full membership at any time, provided they meet the full membership requirements.
The upgrade fee is required if upgrading during the 6 months, or if upgrading after the 6 months has expired.


Our membership application form is available from our Downloads section and should be sent to the Membership Secretary along with payment. You can now pay online via direct debit using Go Cardless which is fast, convenient, efficient and most importantly safe.

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Meet our team

Officers 2015-2016


Ian Birtwistle



Steve Blake

Vice President


Andrew Shanks

General Secretary


Eva Diran



Adrian Wilson

Membership Secretary


John Spencer

Magazine Editor

  • There is no nobler country than that of Northumberland

    — Geoffrey Winthrop Young —
  • "You've got to place it on the lead, County ethics lad"

    — Bob Smith —


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