We require a minimum competency in either rock climbing or hillwalking to join the club.  Our meets are organised with this standard in mind.

The minimum competencies are:

A person who can second a sport or trad climb and belay for a lead climber.


A person who can hillwalk in a group of equals without any supervision. 

You should also have an understanding of the BMC participation statement :

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. 

To show that you meet either or both of the minimum competencies please email a brief paragraph to ;  membership(at) outlining your previous experience, a bit about your personal background, any courses or qualifications you hold, notable ascents or trips, favourite areas to climb, hillwalk or mountaineer and your aspirations within the club.

This email can also contain a link to your UKC or MLTA logbook although this is not in any way obligatory.

Can each person joining please email separately, rather than one person emailing for multiple people.

Membership Fees

Annual membership is £31, however if you join after 01 Jul and before 01 Nov (see below) then the price is reduced to £21 . This goes to providing 3rd party insurance cover from the BMC and the running of the club. We send membership lists to the BMC every two months, however you are covered by the BMC’s third party insurance as soon as you have paid your membership to the Avon Mountaineering Club.

Membership Period

Membership runs from 1st Jan to 31st Dec, i.e. it isn’t 12 months from the time you join. However, if you join after 01 Nov then your membership will remain valid for the next calendar year and you will pay the full membership price rather than the reduced price.

Under 18s

We accept under-18s in the AMC, when accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please read the under-18 policy first.

If you are interested in joining the AMC, please email the AMC membership secretary on membership(at) with details of your previous climbing experience.