Welcome to the YRC
Formed in 1892, the club is unique in being involved not just in one outdoor 'activity' but in exploration in its widest sense. So whether you are a caver, climber, mountaineer, scrambler, walker or sailor the club has plenty to offer you.
We have an active programme of meets throughout the year both in the UK and internationally. The wealth of experience and expertise of members of the Club can be counted on to provide help for those wishing to pursue their activities at home or abroad.
Exploration has always been a key part of the club's ethos both in formal expeditions and through members organising their own trips. In the last few years the club has:
The Annual Dinner is rather more sedentary and has now taken place for over a hundred years. Members of the Club have been entertained by some of the leading climbers and explorers of the day including Geoffrey Winthrop Young, Harold Tilman, Eric Shipton and Professor Noell Odell and the later generations of Peter Boardman, Sir Chris Bonington, Chris Brasher, Simon Yates, Kenton Cool and Alan Hinkes MBE.
If you are interested in joining an active club with a wide scope of activity at all levels of difficulty why not contact our Membership Secretary.
What's on the site
The YRC has a long history of achievements and this is recorded in our Journals where you can read:
We also have an extensive digital image library where you can see images from the dawn of photography through to the modern day.
We also provide resources for like-minded individuals such as Google map showing most of the huts that BMC members can use, as well as TomTom 'poi' files to download and use to avoid that Friday night panic to find the hut before the pub shuts.
|Duddon Valley, Lake District - High Moss (Rucksack Club's Hut) |
Fri Apr 21 @08:00 to Sun Apr 23 @17:00
|Torridon, Northwest Highlands - Gerry's Hostel |
Sat May 13 @08:00 to Sat May 20 @17:00
|Lowstern Maintenance Meet - |
Fri Jun 02 @08:00 to Mon Jun 05 @17:00
|Hathersage, Peak District - Pondside, Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses |
Fri Jun 16 to Sun Jun 18
|Long Walk, Lake District - George Starkey Hut, Patterdale |
Fri Jul 07 to Sun Jul 09
|Wind River Mountains, Wyoming, USA - |
Fri Aug 18 @08:00 to Fri Sep 01 @17:00
|Family Meet, Lowstern, Yorkshire Dales - |
Sat Aug 26 @08:00 to Mon Aug 28 @17:00
|Joint Meet with Wayfarers' Club, Yorkshire Dales - Lowstern |
Fri Sep 08 @08:00 to Sun Sep 10 @17:00
|Low Hall Garth Maintenance Meet - |
Fri Sep 22 @08:00 to Sun Sep 24 @17:00
|Cader Idris, North Wales - Braich Goch Bunkhouse (and Inn!), Corris |
Fri Oct 06 @08:00 to Sun Oct 08 @17:00
|Swaledale, Low Row - West Bunk Barn, Low Row |
Fri Oct 27 @08:00 to Sun Oct 29 @17:00
|AGM and Annual Dinner, Settle - Falcon Manor Hotel, Settle |
Sat Nov 18 @08:00 to Sun Nov 19 @17:00
|Christmas Meet, Sedburgh, Howgills - Longrigg Centre |
Fri Dec 08 @08:00 to Sun Dec 10 @17:00