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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 […]

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 […]