Why Join

The club welcomes new (and old) members of all abilities who are interested in climbing and walking. Whilst new members can join on line, it can be advantageous, especially in relation to climbing (we want to appeal to hikers too) to come along to a pub meet before signing up for an evening/weekend trip so that you are able to meet others members and for us to explain further how we work, to discuss your interests and to ensure no misapprehension.

One of the great aspects of the AMC is how informally it is run, but because we are a fairly large club we therefore have the necessary rules and regulations in place, our focus and attention is however, very much on having fun and enjoying the great outdoors. We hope that you will join us and find out for yourself!

There are plenty of good reasons to join the AMC:

  • Third party BMC insurance (details)
  • Inexpensive upgrade to full BMC Individual Membership (details)
  • Access to BMC club huts
  • Discounts in outdoor shops with your AMC Membership Card
  • Use of the AMC library
  • Access to an itinerary packed with climbing & walking weekends and invites to ad-hoc climbing and walking trips arranged by AMC members
  • Making new friends who also love the outdoors
  • All of this for only £25 a year!

The AMC is mainly organised using an email list, you can however view the upcoming events on the calendar page here.

Membership runs annually from the 1st January until the 31st December. If you’d like to join and be added to the mailing list then please go to the join page, get in touch with the membership secretary, or just come along to the Pumphouse in Hotwells on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Prospective new members should come along at 9 pm to give the membership secretary time to arrive!

New to climbing, walking and mountaineering?

The BMC Participation Statement say that: The BMC recognises that climbing and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions.

The safety of all individuals is taken very seriously and we have a requirement that you seek formal instruction of the fundamentals before joining as we do not provide training. Please see our belaying guidelines (insert link) to give you an idea of the basics. If you want to make the most of your time on club trips then a more comprehensive course in traditional climbing would be recommended. Please click on this link to find an instructor http://www.ami.org.uk/find-an-instructor.

If you are a new climber, mountaineer or walker and thinking about joining the club then please come along to meet us at the pub to decide if it’s the club for you.