Monthly Adventurous Training Opportunities
The most regular AT opportunities open to members are the monthly 'meets'.
These are member-led opportunities for to meet up, get outdoors into the hills in summer or winter, and socialise over a weekend - allowing everyone to both develop and enjoy AT.
They are held approximately one weekend a month in alternating regions around the UK.
You will need to sign up for membership prior to attendence, please see the links below!
The Answers You Need
Meets typically run activities in groups based on personal preferences, qualifications and experience to get as many people out to climb, trek or rehearse skills as possible.
Evenings are typically reserved for socialising in or around the local area!
Do I need experience or JSAT quals?
RAFMA meets are for everyone, regardless or experience! Every effort is made to cater to individual preference, however some technical activities such as lead climbing may be dependant on JSAT quals or logbook experience.
What should I bring?
Most meets will be in camping-barn style accomodation. You should bring a sleeping bag, pillow etc, as well as suitable equipment for your activity.
If this is an issue, contact the organiser who may be able to help you out!
How much does it cost?
Meets are priced at £7.50 per person/per night.
Can I come on my own? Or bring a friend?
Any member can attend a meet! However, eligible (usually serving) non-members can sign up on their first meet.
Duty and MT
RAFMA meets are on-duty for serving members, and are eligible for MT.
Further information can be found in JSP 753 Chs 5 & 6
Out & About this winter season!
In 'Winter Conditions' where meet activities are taking place above the snowline, additional measures and equipment are needed for safety and comfort!
What do I Need?
In winter conditions to be safe and comfortable participants will also need to bring; B-rated boots, crampons, full waterproofs, warm down-style jacket, hat/gloves, mountaineering helmet & head torch.
What do RAFMA provide?
RAFMA will provide for participants a Transceiver, Shovel & Probe (TSP). There is additionally a limited number of walking axes
If you are unclear or unable to source equipment through your station, contact anyone on the Meet or Facebook page who will be happy to offer assistance!