Still going strong after 70 years
Welcome to the website of the Oread Mountaineering Club, the friendliest and the most active outdoor club in the Derby area!
Based in the Peak District, the OMC is one of the longest established clubs in Derbyshire and its history of success can be put down to its buoyant culture of enthusiasm and activity.
Today we have around 180 members who participate at all levels in mountaineering, climbing and walking as well as loads of social events. All new members are welcome. Find out how to join here.
There’s a climbing meet every Wednesday – on grit or limestone in summer and on a climbing wall in winter. We have groups at Wirksworth, Nottingham, Derby and a Sheffield climbing wall most Wednesdays. These generally end up in the pub for a well-deserved beer afterwards.
Every Monday evening a group attend the Climbing Unit in Derby, and usually end up in the pub afterwards.
During the winter on a Tuesday, there are monthly lecture nights (at the Royal Oak, Ockbrook, where you get the chance to meet up with club members (and perhaps make arrangements for a trip to Scotland at the weekend if the conditions are in).
Members also frequently text or email around spontaneously at any time of year to get together on other evenings or at weekends - offering great opportunities to get out climbing regularly . As a member you will be enrolled in our exclusive internal email group, where such up to the minute spontaneous arrangements are made.
Why not apply to become an Oread member, and join in the fun?
Have a look at our Facebook group too, which you can apply to join straight away. This has details of upcoming events.
Of course there are also numerous meets at weekends in locations all over the UK, both summer and winter, and an Alpine meet every year during the summer. As well as the mountain areas in North Wales, The Lake District and Scotland, we often have coastal meets to take in the delights of sea cliffs in such places as Cornwall and Pembrokeshire.
The Oread Mountaineering Club hastwo huts as well. Fancy a weekend climbing in Wales? Our climbing hut is in the back garden of Snowdon, and offers very comfortable accommodation for a few pounds a night to all members. The other recently upgraded hut is right in the heart of the Peak District on the Chatsworth Estate, walking distance from Gardom’s, Birchen and Chatsworth Edges.
And, as if that weren’t enough, there are also many opportunities to get together with other members for a ‘hot rock’ week in Spain, Kalymnos, Croatia, France.
Join the Oread Mountaineering Club, meet new friends, find new partners, get active regularly and have fun! You will find details of forthcoming meets on the Meets Calendar. Details in the monthly Newsletter. Come and meet us on one of the local meets.
We look forward to meeting you!
For further information check out the Contacts page