Trip reports

Lundy 2019

Lundy 2019

Lundy Calling A sense of unease shakes me from a vague dream into the present. I look at my phone, it’s 2:58 am. Someone’s moving downstairs. Lights are being switched on. There must be a reason for this nonsensical start to Saturday…then, like tea brewing, the plan for the day […]

The Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula

Surfing, climbing, walking, swimming, white sandy beaches, great pubs; welcome to the Gower! The weekend kicked off with all the climbers heading to the crags at Trial Wall near Rhossili Beach. This is one of the Gower’s finest sport crags, with super steep 25m routes straight off the golden sand […]

The Sportland 20

The Sportland 20

Portland is a very popular spot for London-based clubs and with 18 MMC-ers joining us for the full weekend and two for a single day, it was a pretty darned good turn-out. The weekend started off early on Friday with Damien, Marie, and Stef leaving early enough with plenty of […]

Peak district new members

Peak district new members

A Quick Peak Hope springs eternal – but the showers are time limited. Our annual introductory meet for new and prospective members took place over a weekend of mixed weather. Not ‘mixed’ in the ‘a bag of mixed nuts’ sense – sure you may prefer cashews but peanuts are ok, […]

Lakes in May 2019

Lakes in May 2019

The Borrowdale Road tip-toes south from Keswick in an oblique curve that skims the edge of the silver oval of Derwentwater before nestling itself unobtrusively in the foot of the Borrowdale Valley. The gentle sight of lolloping lambs enjoying their rich green pasture is then set against the backdrop of […]

North Wales 2019

North Wales 2019

A meet for all seasons This year the club pitched up at the Snowdon Base Camp near Rhyd Ddu. This is a comfortable, well-appointed site in an attractive location by a mirror-grey lake and burbling stream that runs along the base of Wales’ loftiest peak. The toilet paper was very […]