New Member FAQs

We created this Q&A based on common questions from our prospective members. Please have a read as your question has very likely been asked before.

1. Are you a Climbing Club or Mountaineering Club? What ACTIVITIES do members enjoy?

2. Can I TRY OUT the club before committing to membership?

3. How do I get INVOLVED?

4. WHERE do I meet the club for a climb?

5. What EQUIPMENT do I need?

6. Does the club have any equipment I can BORROW?

7. Do I have to climb a certain GRADE? Can I LEARN from other members? Do you run COURSES?

8. I live a fair DISTANCE from Tunbridge Wells, can I still join?

9. How are TRIPS organised, where do we STAY, what do I need to BRING?

10. How do I find a climbing PARTNER in the club?

11. How does the club COMMUNICATE? Where can I CHAT to other members online?

12. Am I INSURED as a BMC Club Member and for which risks? 

13. Is climbing DANGEROUS?

14. I have MEDICAL conditions, can I take part?

15. Will I receive a membership CARD?

16. Is BMC MEMBERSHIP included? I’m already a BMC member, can I just join TWMC?

17. My BMC Club Member card expires on 31st March, why do I need to pay TWMC in January?

18. Which copy of SUMMIT Magazine will I receive and when?

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