Established in 1972, SMC is a friendly club which caters for mixed abilities in a wide range of outdoor pursuits involving hills/mountains, such as rock climbing, mountaineering, hill walking, mountain biking, adventure racing and skiing.

We currently meet the second Tuesday of the month at the Wheatsheaf Ale House pub in Swindon's Old Town at 21:00.

** STOP PRESS (Jul 2015) - With the recent closure of The Ridge climbing wall at Swindon's Link Leisure Centre we no longer have a convenient local climbing venue until the Rockstar Climbing Centre opens later this year. In the meantime we are travelling further afield. Contact us if you want to join us climbing! **

Club meets are organised most months to various parts of the UK. For more details, see the meets page.

You can also find us on Facebook!

Latest SMC News

  • SMC 'Warriors' Triumphant! On July 12, Celia, Lee, Natalie, Ross, Steve, Theresa took part in the Cotswold Warrior, a 10 km race with a variety of (ahem) obstacles. Held in the grounds of ...
    Posted 22 Jul 2015, 14:00 by Steve King
  • Farewell to The Ridge After 30 years the popular Ridge climbing wall at the Link Leisure Centre in Swindon was closed amid controversy on 30 June 2015. It is to be replaced by a ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2015, 12:25 by Steve King
  • The Chairmans Meet 2015 The last weekend in May saw Andy, Celia, Lee, Natalie, Ross, Sid, and Theresa join Chairman Steve in Yorkshire for this years Chairman's Meet. The challenge: the Three Peaks ...
    Posted 5 Jul 2015, 09:07 by Steve King
  • Baggy, beer, and tapas! It seemed that the Club members had much better offers for Easter, as only a potential five people were up for a weekend in North Devon. As it turned out ...
    Posted 25 Apr 2015, 05:10 by Steve King
  • Scotland! Well, what a start to the year, not one, but two Club trips to Scotland before the start of March!!!The first group to 'ice their axes' this winter were ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2015, 15:11 by Steve King
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