Night Orienteering

Thanks to all who joined us for the orienteering friendly at Ashton Court last Thursday. I think Alastair’s GPS trace sums up the difficulty of finding the markers:)  17 people in all took part, all staggered in pairs or solo to comply with outdoor exercise rules. The format was simple, 2 hrs to find as […]

Cheeky Lakes weekender

“I’m too old to sit in a campsite cooking on a gas stove, we have to go somewhere we can get a meal indoors.” So shifted the plan for our annual reunion from Wales (pubs for household groups only) to the Lakes.  And the obvious venue was Coniston. I only ever seem to go to […]

Lundy 2020

Amidst the craziness and confusion of 2020 a group of four and a group of five of us headed out to Lundy to take over the two accommodations at the Old Light House. The Journey initially seemed somewhat confused by the ferry departing from Bideford instead of the usual Ilfracombe. This was then followed by […]

Mountaineering in the Bavarian Alps

The Alps are well known amongst British climbers, however we tend to focus on the highest mountains which are found in France, Italy and Switzerland, and largely ignore the rest of the alps in Austria, Germany and Slovenia. Until my friends moved to Munich I had never considered the Bavarian Alps as a destination, instead […]

Making the best of it….

Just a few photos from last weekends mystery trip. Charlie, Kieran, Emma and I met at Lancaut Lane at 9am and walked in to wintours leap. We climbed the four pitch original route, then walked back round to the car. My thermos was deployed for the first time this year! A great route with some […]

A Quiet Coast

Steph and myself were supposed to be in the Costa Blanca in April but Covid put paid to that and we pushed it back to October, and so it was we left a surreal, deserted Bristol airport to land at an equally deserted Alicante on our way to The Orange House, a well known climbers […]

October Mystery Trip

After much flip flipping to various venues a COVID compliant six headed down to Dartmoor on Saturday morning. The (loose) brief was single pitch trad with a chance for new members to mingle (distanced of course). This was a non official club trip but could form a template for future trips. We met at Chudleigh […]