Lanchester Mountaineering Club


The Lanchester mountaineering club (or Lanch) was formed in 1995 by former students of Coventry University. Many Lanch members belonged to  Coventry University Mountaineering Society  (CUMS) whilst at university and wanted to continue to meet up regularly to take part in outdoor activities.   

The Club is involved in every aspect of mountain sports including rock climbing, hill walking, ice climbing, winter mountaineering and ski mountaineering. The Lanch is now far more than a mountain sports club. Many members are also involved in other activities such as canoeing, surfing, kite buggying, skiing, caving, and even some Arctic Exploration.



Our club website serves as an initial point of contact for potential club members, providing committee contact details, a full meets list and links to other useful sites.

Please see our  Facebook Group  for more info.

Joining Lanch

Joining the club has never been easier, our membership is annually based with a flexible fee structure, Allowing for certain discounts to reflect the nature of the individual members needs. Upon joining members receive a welcome pack containing:

  • Club information letter
  • Detailed meets list
  • Committee list
  • A Membership card

The Lanch Loudhailer

The Loudhailer is the Lanchester Club  news letter and includes many articles from trip reports and reviews, general mountaineering news, jokes, competitions and camping recipes.

       BMC Membership   


The club is affiliated with the British Mountaineering Council (No H910392) This entitles you to discounts  at a wide range of outdoor stores. And special rates for personal BMC membership, and BMC travel insurance.  

Find a list of Useful Documents here