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 […]

Ski Touring in the Cairngorms

At the weekend while the club descended on the Lake District, Nick Russell and I decided to head up to Scotland to make the most of a good weather weekend up North. Our initial plans were to head out climbing, but last week the snow didn’t stop falling all week with constantly cold weather and […]

The Devil’s Slide – Lundy

A short HD film about a trip to the magical mystery island of Lundy in September 2014 featuring sika deer, barrel jellyfish, grey seals and a whole menagerie of wildlife finishing with an ascent of the island’s classic climb “The Devil’s Slide”. The enchanted Puffin Isle requires a bit of advance planning and commitment to […]

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. […]