P is for Pembroke

P is for Pembroke, and another AMC meet is not complete without a scurry over to Pembrokeshire for some adventurous-trad filled climbing extravaganza. I think the 14 of us who went were all slightly optimistic with the weather considering even on Saturday morning at even 9am it was still raining. But! And as we found […]

An Easter weekend on Tryfan

The Gwern Gof Isaf and Gwern Gof Uchaf campsites are nestled in the Ogwen valley and make a well located base from which to explore Tryfan. There was a slightly questionable forecast upon departing bristol but a few dedicated members decided to brave the bank holiday traffic and were rewarded by a surprisingly rain free […]

Swanage a Reflection

Finally, an AMC meet I’m available for, and it’s my old stomping ground, Swanage, the place where I learned to climb as a schoolboy 44 years ago! I always seem to come away from here with a bigger tick list than when I arrive, and I arrived with quite a big list! Swanage is not […]

Swanage Trip 6th April

Swanage is best know for its tidal trad, which due to Storm Kathleen causing large swells it was going to be tricky. The majority opted for the in-land crags, with a few of us abseiling into the few dry lines available. With the wet weather causing the campsites to delay opening the Swanage trip almost […]

C.I.C Ben Nevis Meet

The regular late season ice trip to the Ben was a bit scuppered by the weather this year. Ethan, Rich, Josh and Jamie slogged in on an iffy forecast that sadly got iffier. Rich and Josh managed to tick off Tower Scoop, on Rich’s birthday no less! Jamie and Ethan got under the Cascade but […]

Ardverikie Trip Scotland 2024

Here’s Anne’s report from the recent Scottish trip. Pics are at the bottom and a link to the full trip picture album is on the thread on the forum. https://www.avon-mc.org.uk/forums/topic/scotland-winter-mountaineering-trip-march-2024/ The first day of this trip promised reasonably fair weather with snow on the mountain topsand three separate groups set out from the farmhouse. Vianney […]

North Wales 16-18th Feb 2024

Once again the club ventured out to North Wales in not ideal weather and mixed forecasts (never believe Apple Weather Akaash!), but as usual a hard core few know: whatever the weather, there is always fun and adventure to be had in Snowden. We are a mountaineering club after all. We ventured to the MAM […]