Glan Dwr – North Wales Trip

Last weekend the Avon Mountaineering Club descended on Capel Curig for its annual trip to Snowdonia. “Glan Dwr” (the name of the lodge in which we stay) has been on the Club’s Itinerary now for eight years. It is not so much a lodge as a house which sits conveniently next door to the Pinnacle […]

Church Rock Sea Stack – Pembroke

An esoteric but most excellent adventure to the alluring Church Rock sea stack near Bosherston in Pembroke using an incongruous armada of sea vessels. Much to our suprise the stack was duly reached and no-one drowned, drifted half-way to America or required rescuing by a Sea King taxi. Consequently the photogenic “crag classic” VS called […]

The Golden Ice Axe Project

Introduction Around the start of September I spotted a wooden axe for sale on ukclimbing. It appeared to be in reasonable condition, and I had wanted one for my wall for a while so I sent off an email. A few days later a slightly rusty but serviceable “interalp camp” turned up at my office. […]

Alps trip 2014

The first 2 weeks of August saw the AMC return to the lovely Saas Valley in Switzerland. Unusually, this year there was no mass entry to the campsite, but people dropping in and out throughout the time there. All told 15 people joined the happy throng over there, making for a very enjoyable little community. […]

Aiguille Dibona

A long held ambition to climb the classic “Face Sud Classique” aka “Voie Berthet/Boell/Stofer” on the mighty Aiguille Dibona 3131m. First climbed by Angelo Dibona in 1913 and although of modest height, the Dibona has inspired generations of climbers and is surely one of the most beautiful and spectacular mountains in Europe!

The Staffordshire Nose

A blood sacrifice at the altar of Brown and Whillans Every climber has heard of The Nose. Perhaps the most iconic route there is, often dreamt of, much aspired-to, but unfortunately also a bloody long way from Bristol. So we devise our own challenges, closer to home. Girdle traverses are a favourite, maintaining the feeling […]

South Pembrokeshire Trip

The trip went very well and the Met Office forecast of rain was completely wrong, the only problem we had was dealing with sunburn. Any a great hit on Church Rock through the use of Kayaks was claimed along with various parties climbing at St Govans head, Flimson and Bow shaped slabs, a lot of […]