Marylebone Mountaineering Club, London

The Marylebone Mountaineering Club in London was founded in 1974 and we have fewer than 100 members who live mostly in and around London, plus a few others dotted around the country.

Our members include active climbers, walkers, mountaineers, mountain bikers, tea-shoppers, kayakers, skiers and even the odd polar explorer. To keep our club active, we are always on the look out for new members – climbers, walkers and mountaineers of all standards are warmly received.

When not battling a pandemic alongside the rest of the world, the activities of the club are centred around monthly meets held throughout the year with additional meets in the summer. The meets take place all over the UK in locations aimed to provide good climbing and walking. Sometimes mountain biking, kayaking and other activities are accessible too. Accommodation for winter meets is arranged in huts or similar premises whereas during the rest of the year we camp.

Transport to the meets is arranged in private cars and the meet organiser will try and arrange lifts for non-drivers who are then expected to contribute to transport costs. Sometimes a group will hire a car if there aren’t enough car spaces. And some locations can be reached by train. Please have a look at the the gallery to see some of the things we get up to.

Informal trips are also organised outside of the meet program and there are often people going away just about every weekend in the summer. People also organise foreign trips, typically to the Alps or sport climbing in Spain and Italy, and anyone expressing an interest can easily get involved in these activities.

The club also has an active social side with social events roughly quarterly in London. Many members also use the various climbing walls in London, join our Facebook page to see details of when these are being organised. Currently, most of you reading this will know the climbing gyms are closed or operating on a bubble/household-only system. As a result, we will not be organising indoor socials for the foreseeable future but we will be hopefully organising weekend day-walks and climbing days out when we are able. 

The club is affiliated to the BMC, therefore MMC members receive the same benefits as individual members of the BMC, such as third party insurance, free Summit magazine, reduced subscription rates to High magazine. Club members are also entitled to contract rate discounts (15%) at Cotswold shops.

In order to join, prospective members are asked to attend two weekend meets so that they can get a feel for the style of the club. Check out the How to Join page.

If you are interested in joining the MMC you are welcome to come along to almost any of the events – or get in touch with our membership secretary:

We look forward to meeting you!



Marylebone Mountaineering Club, London

Page last updated: 16/02/2021