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Ecrins 2014 Meet Report

by John Davies On the summer solstice Rob Johnston, Bea Villata, Tomasz & Seb Zareba, Pete Murphy, Alex Spurling and I converged at Ailefroide campsite (1500m). About 100 miles south of Geneva, it is set in a beautiful alpine valley with streams, pine trees, wild flowers, and birdsong, surrounded on […]

North Wales Meet January 2014

The MMC headed to Capel Curig in January and stayed in the Glan Dwr Mountain Lodge which is next door to the Pinnacle Stores and Café, and despite the adverse weather conditions at the time enjoyed a rain free weekend. On Saturday there were three groups, Andy F, Rob and […]

Lakes Meet Report

Snow, icicles and frozen waterfalls greeted those that made it to Striding Edge Hostel in the Ullswater Valley for the January meet. Particularly challenging conditions beset the first car to leave London when Andrew F spent 1.5 hours crawling through Slough to pick up Chuck. Drivers toughed out the rough […]

Font Meet Report

The car was scarcely out of Wimbledon when Mike piped up “I don’t have my passport”, Alex then chimed in “actually I don’t have my passport either”. Simon and Bea looked at one another and shrugged their shoulders, not falling for that one. Without slowing they pressed on towards Folkestone […]

Dolomites Meet Report

The much depleted “Silvia Bello” club of Margaret Sarah Ian and Lisa returned to camping de la Rochetta in early September 2012. A pleasant return to the home comforts of the Bog blox DJ, 5* deli/bar on site, pizza over the road and enough toilets showers for 3 mountaineering clubs. […]

New Year Lakes Meet Report

After a pre-meet scare over, let’s say, a “missing” hut key Andrew, Sarah G, Jules, Jason and Sarah W spent the day leisurely driving up to Low Hall Garth from London. Robin had arrived a day earlier and had just collected Caroline from the train station. All in all, day […]