Rjukan – Norway

Rjukan – Norway by Lucy Hodgins and James Pomeroy   After a spontaneous idea at the annual Meets meet, James and I decided to organise a climbing trip to Norway, the most recent by the club in a couple of years. There was great interest for the trip, and 12 of us signed up and […]

Dave Smith

Dave Smith 1951-2015   Professor David Smith was killed in a tragic accident on Tryfan on 13th November 2015. This is in memory of him. I first met David a few years ago where I started climbing with him locally plus further afield and David always brightened up the day with his enthusiasm, warmth and […]

That’s Me That Is

That’s Me That Is by Nick Eaton   It’s the Rockhopper Mountaineering Club’s 60th Anniversary weekend and, after a train ride down from the Snowdon summit photo, I am in Llanberis High Street browsing in Joe Brown’s. I find a copy of a guide book I’ve been looking for and flick through. And lo and […]

The Green Bridge of Wales!

The Green Bridge of Wales! by Dave Linnett   A visit to peerless Pembroke to climb on probably the most spectacular natural sea arch in the United Kingdom called the Green Bridge of Wales. Formed from carboniferous limestone over the centuries and a popular visitor attraction this short HD video features the indigenous flora and […]

A Trip to Thailand

A Trip to Thailand by Rob Morgan   With darkness and cold setting in, I’ve been reminiscing about warmer times.. Back in August, Win and I went on holiday to Thailand, where we sampled the popular climbing destination of Krabi. We’d never climbed abroad before, so it seemed a fairly exotic location for our first […]

It’s Grim up North

It’s Grim up North A moderately successful trip to Arctic Norway by Dave Beynon   The Fort William of the North “You have taken me to Fort William!” accused J.P.  I checked the map.  We were about 5km from Tromsø, several hundred km north of the Arctic circle and heading roughly south on the E8.  […]

Lundy 2015

Since joining the club the annual trip to Lundy has become a bit of an obsession of mine, there is just something about the isolation, commitment and fantastic rock that I just can’t get enough of. Somehow an entire year has passed since last years fantastic trip where we were blessed with wall to wall […]

Salbitschijen – South Ridge

A visit to the premier alpine rock destination of the Salbitschijen 2981m, near Göschenen in Central Switzerland to climb the super-classic 16 pitch 550M South Ridge. The Sudgrat is often described as one of the best and most beautiful climbs of its type and grade in the whole of the Alps so here is a […]