Oread Mountaineering Club Journals and Books
50th Anniversary Journal
In 1999 the Oread Mountaineering Club proudly published a wonderful Journal marking 50 years of adventures and fun enjoyed by members since the club's foundation in 1949, edited by Harry Pretty
This is in now online here, in pdf form, in reasonably sized sections. Links are provided below.
Amazon marketplace have some secondary market copies of this historic document available, at around £20, but I have located a small secret stash of originals.
The Journal has a significant place in British mountaineering literature, and can only increase in value.
With thanks to Colin Hobday for supplying a journal copy to cut up.
May 2018 Update
We have just added a number of other year journals from the annals of this great club - have a browse through. Watch this space for future additions as they are digitised.
Thanks to Stuart Firth for supplying archived copies
Thanks to David Mason for digitising them
19 May 2018
August 2018 Update
Climb If You Will
This extraordinary book was written and published by Oread Mountaineering Club Members and published in 1974.
It celebrates the life of Geoff Hayes, a popular and inspirational club member, who was killed in a climbing accident on Dow Crag in 1971.
It is now proudly published in digital form on the club website. We hope you find it readable
Thanks to Philip Marsden at digitisemybooks.co.uk for the non-destructive scanning of my copy, and his supply of versions in several data formats as Word and PDF documents. His advice on juggling less readable parts between Adobe Acrobat and Word were invaluable.
It meant lots of proof reading, and re-typing, but has produced what is felt to be a good result.. Links are provided below.
A great deal of club history can be found within its pages, We hope old and new members will enjoy reading it, either again, or for the first time.
26 August 2018
November 2019 Update
More journals have now been added , from 1979, 1981-82, 1984 and 1990-92
Thanks to Mike Wren for finding them in his attic.
Thanks to David Mason for scanning them. All now available on links below.
20 November 2019
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY OTHER ONES HIDING IN THEIR ATTICS ?
- 50th Anniversary Journal Part1
- 50th Anniversary Journal Part2
- 50th Anniversary Journal Part3
- Climb If You Will Cover
- Climb If You Will Cover 1
- Climb If You Will Part 1
- Climb If You Will Part 2
- Climb If You Will Part 3
- Climb If You Will Part 4
- Climb If You Will Part 5
- Climb If You Will Part 6
- Oread 1979 Journal
- Oread 1981-82 Journal
- Oread 1984 Journal
- Oread 1990-92 Journal
- Oread Journal 1978
- Oread Journal 1980
- Oread Journal 1983
- Oread Journal 1986-1987