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Peaks 2018 Round 2

Making the best of grit… Trudging up the endless curve of the youth hostel drive, through ceaseless rain and battling a bitter wind I reached what appeared to be the setting of a Victorian Gothic Novel. Disappointingly there was no eerie bell to ring so I stepped straight in out […]

Pembroke 2018

Pembroke fits neatly into the climbing calendar like having cold turkey for lunch on boxing day. The August bank holiday is still warm yet, with the sun setting noticeably earlier and the evening chill heralding the onset of autumn, there is a touch of melancholy in that soon the tents […]

Sport climbing meet – Buxton Derbyshire 3-5 August 2018

It is all about climbing, isn’t it? Before setting up on the trip, We started with a game of musical cars, which I have to say turn out to be wonderful. Everyone won a seat in a car. Regarding the location, to be honest, I don’t think any of us […]

Picos Summer Trip 2018

Putting the “Mountaineering” into MMC We’ve been told there’s a lot more late-season snow than we were expecting…. — Paolo, email before the trip — Now, I don’t want to put you off but, if you fell on there you’d cartwheel all the way to the bottom… — Fellow hiker, […]

Portland Sport Meet 2018

Oh we do like the 3’s beside the seaside Sport-stars:  Chuck (C); Damien (D); Elman (E); Jim; Joana (Jo); Katherine (K); Ollie (O); Paolo (P); Nick (N); Will (W) Hot on the heels of the MMC summer vacation came this mini-break to the south coast.  History will record the summer […]

Peaks District Trip Report 15-17 June 2018

Feeling Peaky David, Marie and Nick R sat in the climbers café in Hathersage with cake, coffee and an enormous sense of satisfaction.  Outside, the sky was dark and the rain was heavy.  We’d all achieved our Stanage Popular Ultimate Classics Ticklist goals, viz: Flying Buttress (Marie); April Crack (Nick […]