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Lake District 2018

It’s a long way to Wasdale. Arriving at the campsite, and having been pointed in the direction of the mostly empty MMC pitches, I wondered if it had proved a journey too far for some of the expected attendees.  To my great relief familiar elements were in fact present next morning: […]

Snowden Horseshoe Panorama

North Wales 2018

The night above the dingle starry, Time let me hail and climb Golden in the heydays of his eyes… Dylan Thomas – Fern Hill Having driven several hours along the amazing A5 (it’s not just a paper size, you know!) watching the sun set over Snowdonia, I was eager to […]

Bowles Rocks Intro Meet 2018

After successfully signing up lots of new members following a day out at Bowles Rocks last year, (this author included), the MMC again invited prospective members for a days outdoor climbing. An incredible turn out saw 25 new faces! Also incredibly, somehow, we managed to pick the first warm blue […]

Easter in the Lakes 2018

Prologue Sitting by the absurdly unrealistic electric “flames” of the Fylde Hut fire, misty-eyed members of the MMC tell a legend of the creature named Sebastian.  It is said that he could crack walnuts between his elbows, and open beer bottles under his pecs.  However, the greatest of his Herculean […]

Whitby Meet – Feb 2018

Whitby Meet Report by Lee Mellows A small, select band collected for this most pastoral of meets – Maija Kilmane, Sarah Glover, Katherine Taylor, Lee Mellows, Caroline Lonsdale and Margaret Ingham. Margeret and Lee arrived first, on Friday afternoon, which meant they could explore the Goth-haunted graveyards and backstreets of […]

New Year’s Meet in Morocco

Morocco offers the full range of sport and trad climbing to suit all abilities.  Highly recommended destination for those looking to get away for a short break. Large choice of single pitch roadside crags to long multi pitch adventure days.  Day 1 – Arrival Chris, Joe, Michael and Nick formed the […]