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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2018 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 2018-19


Tuesday 9th October 2018 - BEYOND THE EDGE - In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of earth’s great challenges. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s incredible achievement remains one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. Based on extraordinary real life events this stunning film, including some original footage, documents their conquest.


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

Non-members £5 - tickets on the door on the night

Watch this film trailer

Proceeds to Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team


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Tuesday 13th November 2018 - 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 £5 - tickets on the door on the night

Download programme here

Proceeds to Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team

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Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - tba


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

Non-members £5 - tickets on the door on the night

Proceeds to Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team


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Tuesday 13th February 2018- tba

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

Non-members £5 - tickets on the door on the night

Download programme here


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Needle Sports are please to invite KMC members to a special discount evening on Tuesday 28th November 2017 6.30 - 8.00pm.

20% discount on all items except sale items and media - Free Mulled Wine and Mince pies whilst you shop!!

Followed by Curry Night at The Star of Siam


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KMC 2018 Annual Dinner - Saturday 20th January 2018 - 7.30pm

Join us for our Annual Dinner at Aspava Turkish Restaurant, Cockermouth


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