Welcome to the Midland Association of Mountaineers
The MAM is one of Britain’s national mountaineering clubs. Founded in 1922 it has over 500 male and female members whose activities include mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking and hill walking in the UK and abroad. The object of the Association is to encourage the pursuit of mountaineering in all its branches.
From Mike Grain, MAM President:
It is my unfortunate duty to pass on the news that Rick Allen died in an avalanche exploring a new route on K2. Rick has climbed and been a close friend to many of us since starting University in Birmingham in 1973 and has been a keen, enthusiastic and good climber with many creditable ascents throughout the world. Rick joined the MAM in 1976 and was later elected an Honorary Member in recognition of his becoming one of the country’s leading Himalayan mountaineers. He is perhaps best known for his ascent of Nanga Parbat by the Mazeno Ridge or his rescue from Broad Peak following a drone search, but Rick mostly avoided the limelight and just got on with the climbing. Those who know Rick will understand his enthusiasm and determination to always 'just have another look'. I am sure we all extend our sympathies to Rick's friends and family.
The MAM exists to help its members be active mountaineers. The MAM holds over 50 meets each year, mostly at its huts, but also elsewhere in the UK and abroad. A typical calendar of meets and some reports may be found at Reports and Meets. Members receive a monthly circular with notices of forthcoming meets, reports of recent meets and of members' mountaineering trips as well as significant news items. The MAM issues a biennial journal with longer articles written by members, some copies of these can be found at Journal.
This website has a members' section which is not visible to the public. Members should log in to see the members' menu and pages. All members are registered on this site. If you had a username and password on the previous site, these will work on this site. If you have never used the MAM website before please read the instructions in the December or January circulars to find out how to login. If you have problems please email Bill Truscott or contact the Web Officer (see Contact the MAM).
The MAM has reciprocal hut use arrangements with its kindred clubs. These are The Climbers' Club, The Fell and Rock Climbing Club, The Rucksack Club, The Wayfarers' Club, The Yorkshire Ramblers' Club, Cairngorm Club, Junior Scottish Mountaineering Club, Scottish Mountaineering Club, Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club, and the Irish Mountaineering Club. Welcome to our newest kindred club, the Oread Mountaineering Club.
Members of the University of Birmingham Mountaineering Club (UBMC) and Aston University Mountaineering Club (AUMC) who are pursuing a course of study at those Universities are automatically Affiliated Members of the MAM. They are able to book into the MAM's huts and pay members' rates for bed night fees. UBMC and AUMC members are excused payment of the entrance fee if they join the MAM within one year of completion of their studies.
The MAM has a special category of membership for young people aged 12 to 18. Junior members, when accompanied by a responsible adult, may use the MAM's huts at members' rates.
Midland Association of Mountaineers Ltd is a Registered Society under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Number 30861R on the register at the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered Office: Blackhams Solicitors, Lancaster House, 67 Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1NR
Pictures by Rosie Henstock and Tom Green: Top - The Roaches, Bottom - Cwm Loer above Glan Dena
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