Introducing the Club  

Re-formed in 1999, the club aims to bring Lake District climbers together so that, whatever their standard, there should always be someone available to climb with. This could be on a spring weekend, a mid-summer evening or in deepest mid-winter. It also aims to be a focal point for climbing enthusiasts living further afield who visit the Lakes and want good contacts. On top of this is the opportunity to meet socially and share experiences.

In summer there are regular meets every Tuesday evening and selected weekends. In the winter there are ad hoc gatherings (usually Tuesday) at King Kong Climbing Centre, Keswick and afterwards at Wetherspoons, Keswick

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Following a fantastic and much applauded reception at its recent premiere, the KMC film

"A Route for All Seasons" produced by Entilent Media is now available to buy on DVD.

In 2009 the KMC marked its 10th anniversary with a mass ascent of classic Lakeland rock route Corvus in Combe Ghyll. Undeterred by the Cumbrian summer weather, an all-star cast of club members made a beeline for Borrowdale armed with midge repellent, waterproofs and a filmmaker.

The end result is a film that captures and celebrates the camaraderie, tenacity and sheer enjoyment involved in climbing those classic routes so easily taken for granted.

Order your full video copy here or click here to watch a short version

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2017 Meets

Tuesday Evening Meets are at local crags but if weather is unsuitable then will be at one of the local climbing walls. Reminders will be e-mailed to members each week.

Weekend Meets are to Lakeland venues and further afield. For full details, please contact the nominated Meet Leader for details of location, transport, accommodation and logistics.

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WINTER TALKS 2017-18


Tuesday 10th October 2017 - KMC VIDEO EVENING - A selection of skiing, rock climbing and mountaineering videos.

The Kirkgate, Cockermouth - starting 8pm - doors open 7.30pm - bar available

Non-members £4 - tickets on the door on the night


Download full programme here


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Tuesday 14th November 2017 - THE WILDEST DREAM - George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend.

75 years later, climber Conrad Ankerís life became intertwined with Malloryís after finding his frozen body. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit.


Watch this film trailer

The Kirkgate, Cockermouth - starting 8pm - doors open 7.30pm - bar available

Non-members £4 - tickets on the door on the night

Download programme here


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Tuesday 16th January 2018 - NORTH FACE - Based on a true story, North Face is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nation’s Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif - the Eiger - two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.

Watch this film trailer

The Kirkgate, Cockermouth - starting 8pm - doors open 7.30pm - bar available

Non-members £4 - tickets on the door on the night

Download Programme here


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Tuesday 13th February 2018 - TBA


The Kirkgate, Cockermouth - starting 8pm - doors open 7.30pm - bar available

Non-members £4 - tickets on the door on the night


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KMC 2018 Annual Dinner - Saturday 20th January 2018 - 7.30pm for 8pm - details to follow

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