In praise of mis-spent youth

“You a hustler, boy?”  Dan was showing a suspiciously deep knowledge of the rules of pool, about which he only demurred: “I’ve just worked in a lot of pubs.” But when he finally hit the table, he cleaned up. Omar and I, “The Wind-gatherers,” had been blazing the baize since the first round of our […]

Anti-Atlas – Morocco Rock Climbing

A winter sun rock climbing trip in January 2015 with a few AMCr’s to visit the superlative Anti-Atlas region of Morocco to sample the world class Trad climbing on offer. Featuring the amazing Kasbah Tizourgane which is THE place to stay, climbing on the Tusker Pinnacle (the Anti-Atlas equivalent of the Napes Needle) plus the […]

South Pembroke Trip

  With a good weather forecast for the weekend around 20 AMC members headed to Bosherston in South Pembroke for a weekends climbing, walking and relaxing. A number of people headed up early on Friday to make the most of the good weather. Steve went for a walk along the coast to check out some […]

Sun and Sand at St Buryan. AMC Cornwall Trip 2015

Again the AMC undertook their annual Easter trip to Cornwall. This year Di arranged fantastic weather as promised for all who ventured down south to enjoy. With Becky’s awning finally up we headed out Friday to the rock, even after a spot of rain, which failed to dampen our intentions. Myself, Carol and Susie had […]

Ski Trip February 2015

During the first week of February the club visited the picturesque resort of Canezei in the Dolomites for a week of skiing where 10 members including Rob, Rich, Izzy, Lucy, James, Pete, Louise, Peter, Julian and Anne assembled looking for some on and off piste action! The majority of the club stayed in the Traviata […]

Late Feb Scotland Trip

A friend recently asked me if I had emigrated to Scotland, as I have just been fortunate enough to spend another 10 days up there which finished with the annual club trip which was organised by Chris. By using weekends to my advantage I have now managed to spend 32 days away on winter mountaineering […]

February Snowdonia Trip

The St Valentines weekend saw the club head to Snowdonia for a hopefully fun filled weekend. The mid-February trip can often be unpredictable for weather, and the same was true again this time! With the snow line at around 800m, many hoped to gain some time on the white stuff. We were staying at a […]

Barre des Ecrins

A short HD video on the majestic Barre des Ecrins 4102m in the French Alps featuring butterflies, performing marmots, overhanging seracs plus a rarely seen brocken spectre. Also a classic mountaineering dilemma on whether to carry on in poor conditions and deteriorating weather after being ill? Or to stop because it is probably the sensible […]