Welcome to IMC

The IMC is a BMC affiliated mountaineering club based in Stockport, Cheshire.

Our members take part in a range of activities, including rock climbing, scrambling, hill walking, trekking, mountain biking and via ferrata. This can be in the Peak District, North Wales, the Lake District or elsewhere in the UK and abroad. This could be an evening activity, a day, weekend or 10 days away.

We’re a sociable and supportive club with a lot of combined experience – get in touch to find out how you can join in and enjoy the outdoors with us.

There are WhatsApp groups for climbing, walking and scrambling as well as regular emails broadcasting information to the members.

This year members have organised informal trips skiing in France, climbing in Kalymnos, having mountain adventures in the Costa Blanca, “Munro” bagging in Ireland, trekking both in Norway and the Tatras mountains.

Latest News

  • Adventures in Number Two Gully
    Our Scottish Winter meet this year was based in the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel. Conditions were looking a bit thin on Ben Nevis, but after the really strong winds of the previous day, it looked like a good day to get out on a snowy hill. I was with Luke and with Ian, a friend[…]
  • Canyoning in Costa Blanca
    While Henry and Howard were diligently cleaning their cats prior to getting lost on certain climbing routes Bill and I opted for going downhill instead. In other words descending through Barranco de l’Estret de Cardos. Barrancos are dry (if you avoid going down them after heavy rain !) gorges or canyons. We chose this particular[…]
  • Always clean your cats before climbing
    A multi-pitch adventure in Spain This was Google Translate’s over-literal attempt to render advice from a Spanish website into English. “Pies de gato” (cat’s feet) or simply “gatos” is what the Spanish call climbing shoes. It became our catch-phrase for our trip to the Costa Blanca. There we found blue skies, 20 degree temperatures, no[…]
  • The Ascent of the Crib Lem Spur
    The Innominata Mountain Club had organised for its esteemed members to spend the weekend in the rugged Welsh mountains. The setting was a humble mountain hut in a picturesque location, perched high above the Llanberis valley. The grandeur of our surroundings aroused in us a singular determination to conquer one of the great peaks of[…]
  • Pen-y-ghent Walk 15/10/23
    Martin L organised a fantastic walk from Horton in Ribblesdale on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny clear day. Six of us joined Martin and Bruno for the walk. Despite it being a beautiful day and busy in the car park Martin managed to plan a route that avoided most of the crowds[…]
  • Duddon Valley Weekend. 23/23rd September
    We had a big turnout for the Duddon Valley weekend with 13 members staying in High Moss (Rucksack Club Hut) as Bill’s guests. Saturday was a beautiful day. Three of us headed off to walk towards Dow crag via Seathwaite Tarn. When we reached Goat’s Hawse we decided to avoid the stream of walkers heading[…]