A Sheffield Mountaineering Club is marking its 50th anniversary with a celebratory dinner.
Formed in 1967 at the Castle Inn in Bradway, Sheffield’s Castle Mountaineering Club undertake a wide range of activities including rock climbing, walking, trekking, backpacking, ski mountaineering, ski touring and mountain biking.
President Linda McLeish said: “There is much to celebrate with a great history of exploration all over the world.
“What has always united members is their love of the great outdoors, whether it is the countryside on our doorstep or adventures further afield, and sharing those experiences in them.
“Many lifelong friendships have resulted from membership. I even met my husband there.”
Club members will enjoy an extensive programme of activities during its anniversary year, including a celebratory dinner in October for all current and past members.
There will also be a 50th anniversary challenge week between July 22 and 30. Details are yet to be released, but updates can be found on the club’s website. Anniversary polo T-Shirts and sweatshirts are also now available to buy.
Over the years, club members have climbed and mountaineered on every continent, including climbing Mount Everest, skiing to the South Pole and ascending the highest peaks in North and South America. New rock climbs have also been established in Britain, Europe and other parts of the world.
The club is keen to hear from former members who would like to be involved with the celebrations.
Visit www.castlemountaineering.com for further information. You can also call 0114 268 6605.