Dog walker to Mountain Leader

In midlife I unexpectedly found myself with time on my hands. Wondering what to do with this unwanted and unappreciated turn of fortune, I considered the options. I looked into getting back into sailing but Bristol’s a bit far from good sailing locations, I thought about horse riding but couldn’t afford it and decided that […]

International Climbers Meet, Yosemite Valley

I was lucky enough to be invited to the International Climbers Meet in Yosemite Valley with the American Alpine club in October 2018. This fantastic opportunity put together 25 international climbers with 25 U.S climbers, and a group of host climbers for a week of climbing, learning, socialising, eating and drinking at the the Yellow […]

Lundy Trip September 2018

On a rainy Saturday in September 12 AMC members travelled through the rain to Ilfracombe to board the MS Oldenburg for our annual Lundy trip. The boat trip was very unpleasant for many, but as the magical isle appeared out of the clouds and the rain cleared it was clear it would all be worth […]

Roaches Trip

Love was in the air on our late October trip to The Roaches. We love that place, and also the unique Whillans Hut where we were staying, complete with the occasional spider and, as Win found out when she left an open bag of packaged food in the kitchen overnight, the odd mouse or two. […]

Isle of Skye Trip – August 2018

August came and went too quickly, but for those who enjoy Highland sunshine, midges, battered pizza and Classic Rock ticks, the AMC’s first summer trip to the Isle of Skye certainly had enough to offer. Four of us made the long drive north to make the most of a week off work in one of […]

South Pembrokeshire Trip June 2018

South Pembrokeshire has some of the best climbing in the country! We were lucky enough to experience it even though the weather forecast was against us. Jake, Robin and Geoff got several routes in on the polish free limestone at Saddle Head. Sea Mist HS 4a was ascended and reascended by Paul & Elaine and […]

North Pembrokeshire Trip

Mid July saw the AMC send a contingent to North Pembrokeshire on a glorious weekend in the middle of a long hot summer. North Pembrokeshire is often overlooked as the attention is focused more on its more famous sibling to the south but there are some excellent delights to be had here. Geoff and Simon […]

Easter Cornwall Trip 2018

Arriving late on Thursday in the darkness and crunching through frozen grass to our reserved empty field, we were in for a cold night. I’d had a slew of drop-out emails and the weather forecast for the coming days wasn’t a favourable one, with a band of low pressure coming in from the west. Only […]