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Winter Mountaineering trip
16th 18:00 - 18th February 2018 21:00

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25th 18:00 - 28th May 2018 21:00


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  • Calling all T1 Permit holders

    8th September 2017

    Ideal opportunity for permit holders to get some hill time and supervision experience for their log books. Hi all I have some explorers and leaders from Maidstone (2 teams, and 4 leaders) booked for an Explorer Event (preparation for Gold DofE) and they would like to do 1.5 days training and an expedition (3 day / 2 night) during this but currently will need to stay in T0 unless they can find a permit holder (or 2 permit holders) to go with them as they would like to use T1 terrain as well. Dates = Wed 25th Oct to Sun 29th Oct 2017          Location = Hathersage, Peak District Transport to and from Maidstone, bunk house accomodation and all food will be provided if someone (or 2 people) is (are) able to accompany them and help with training the young people If you are able to help, please contact Simon Fisher <fisher2312[at]hotmail.com>  07435 765024 Thanks in advance for the support. Yours in Scouting Pat Duncumb County DofE...

  • Assistance Required

    11th June 2017

    All,  Due to some late leader withdrawals, the Kent Scout Expedition Challenge urgently requires leaders to help with this event between 23rd - 25th June. It is based at Hope Hill and leaders are required to walk with the Scouts and oversee their map reading skills. No authorisations are...

  • Scout Association hills consultation

    29th July 2016

    The Scout Association are consulting proposed changes to their Terrain definitions for mountain activities as well as changes to cycling and snow sports. Please read the full consultation document and respond directly to The Scout Association if you would your opinion to be heard. ...

  • BMC to change it's name

    29th July 2016

    The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) is set to change it's name to "Climb Britain". This decision is, not unexpectedly, causing a lot of controversy. Follow the debate on their Facebook Page ...

  • Hill walking assessment opportunity

    19th February 2016

    Are you interested in doing a Hill walking assessment, either a new one, a renewal or an upgrade?  If so, an offer has come in for you to join an assessment session on Easter Saturday. This is being incorporated into the Gravesham District Scouts Hillcraft weekend and there is an open...

  • Graham White

    6th December 2015

    The IMC is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Graham White on Friday.  Graham was one of the major stalwarts of the IMC and a former vice-chair. An enthusiastic and safe mountain leader who was the soul of the party and a big supporter of many. A truly reliable and inspirational friend...

  • Nepal Earthquake Disaster

    28th April 2015

    For those of us who have been fortunate enough to have trekked or climbed in Africa or the greater ranges, you will know the valuable role played by local guides, porters and cooks etc who contributed so much to the experience. So if you were wondering what might be the best way to contribute to...

  • 50th Anniversary Weekend

    30th March 2015

    The IMC 50th Anniversary weekend closing date has been given a one week extension. If you were thinking of joining us but haven't got round to sending us the form, you'd better get cracking! Application forms must be with us by Saturday 4th April. A few seats left on the minibus too. ...

  • Climbing Technology crampon recall

    19th February 2015

    Climbing Technology crampon recall ...

  • Fake crampon alert

    5th February 2015

    See this story regarding dangerous knock–off crampons being sold on–line. Technical kit for winter and climbing can be a life saver so always buy and only trust a bargain from a reputable source. ...

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