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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.

If you are interested in getting your very own brand new copy, click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to email me. A copy of this elegant and historic 368 page hardback  will cost you £9.99, plus £6.50 P&P.

The Journal has a significant place in British mountaineering literature, and can only increase in value. 



Mike Wren

OMC webmaster

March 2013 

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

Mike Wren

19 May 2018

August 2018 Update

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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.

Mike Wren

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.

 Mike Wren

20 November 2019