Climbing Clan Membership


for the rest of this year

At the start of Jan, it'll be £34.50 for the whole of 2023

With Clan Membership, you get:
  • Concessionary Discount at Parthian Climbing in Manchester
  • Concessionary Discount at Summit Up Climbing in Oldham
  • Access to Thursday Outdoor Events
  • Discounted Weekend Trips
  • Organised Training Events
  • Access to the Members Facebook Group
  • BMC Membership and Third Party insurance
  • Access to BMC travel insurance
  • Knowledge you're part one of the most welcoming and supportive Climbing groups in the UK

Already a BMC member?

You must get Clan membership to join our events, but you can get a bit of a refund from the BMC. See the Q&A down below.

Founding Member Mugs?

We're offering you the opportunity to order a "founding member"/"founding benefactor" mug along with your membership. You'll pay a little more, support the Clan and have something everyone will envy and only a select few will have.

Joining takes 2 minutes, and is active immediately ⤵️


What's all this about mugs?

Even though the Clan has never lost money, it probably needs more cash to secure the reservations at we need for the weekend trips we have planned.

We want to offer you an opportunity to show your support, get yourself a mug to show that you were here at the start - and raise some money to support the Clan in the process.

Everyone has the same rights and status as a member of the Climbing Clan of whether they choose to support the Clan by getting a special mug.

Do you know what the Mugs will look like?

Yes. Take a look here and here and here

Will I be able to change my mind and get a Founding Members mug later?

We're making a limited number so they won't be on sale later, and they'll be personalised just to you, so probably not.

How will I receive my mug?

It will be delivered by post within 4 weeks.

Give me the low down on the details of these mugs? Help me picture them?

They're 300ml. Completely stainless steel apart from the design finish. Gloss finish. Insulated to protect your hands.

I'm already an Individual BMC member. What do I do?

If you're already an Individual BMC member, to become one of our members and come to our event, you must join the Clan too at full price.

However, then you're likely to be eligible for a refund from the BMC.

You have two options:

1) Cancel your individual membership and just keep your club affiliation membership.
2) Change your individual membership to a "club upgrade" which gives you all the benefits of an individual member.

In both cases, you may be due a refund - though how much depends - as renewal dates for individual membership vary.

To do either of these things, please email [email protected] with your name, the fact you're now a Climbing Clan member, your BMC number and what you wish to happen with your membership.

Some things to be aware of

If you cancel your individual membership and just have club affiliation membership, you get two less benefits.  These are

  • Club members only get 1 hard copy of Summit a year (usually the March edition) instead of 4.
  • Club members get the liability insurance benefit of up to £15 million where as Individual Members additionally get the Personal Accident cover of up to £10,000

If you wish to retain these benefits you can change your membership category to ‘Club Upgrade’.  The cost for this at present is £15.20/year on top of your Climbing Clan annual membership. (It takes into account the amount paid already through the club.)

The best people to ask about this is the BMC - contact the email above and if you're struggling to get hold of someone, contact the Climbing Clan secretary who'll put you in contact with the right people.

I already have BMC membership through another Club. Can I get a refund for duplicate insurance?

If you're already an Individual BMC member, to become one of our members and come to our event, you must join the Clan too at full price.

However, then you're likely to be eligible for a refund from the BMC.

To get your BMC refund, simply fill in the form on the BMC website and return that to the BMC HQ.

You can be a member of as many BMC-Affiliated clubs as you like.

How can I cancel my membership?

You must contact to the Secretary in writing before 23:59 on the 1st of Jan.

The best way to do this is to message The Clan on Facebook, though you can also email secretary at

Can I read the constitution?

Sure. It's here

There's also some other fun policies and documents linked here.

Why do we have Clan membership now?

The Clan has grown, and with that growth has come many good things.

One of the problems of creating good things is that you realise it would be sad if the good things went away.

Clan membership helps protect against the Clan going away.

By gaining a structure, we allow people to take over if key people drift away.

By getting BMC-Affiliated, we reduce liability to volunteers and members substantially.

By getting organised, we are able to support larger numbers of people more easily.

By having an easily defined membership, we can strike deals for discounts with organisations.

Is this money paying someone in the Clan?

No. Our constitution says:

6.14    No member is allowed to personally accept payment for sharing skills or experiences with members within the club. All monetary donations must go to the club.

Is it possible to pay by Cash, BACS, Cheque, Bitcoin or something else?

Unfortunately, it's only possible to join the Clan by paying by credit or debit card.

Can I buy membership for someone else?

At the moment, we'd like everyone to sign up for themselves.

Do you offer a discount of I join halfway through the year?

Yes, after 00:00 on the 1st of July, the cost of membership is reduced for the remaining year til January.

I have another question?

Feel free to message The Committee directly or post in the Facebook Group.

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