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 […]

Lake District trip Jan 2018

The first club trip of 2018 saw 19 enthusiastic club members heading up to Patterdale to stay in the always popular George Starkey hut. Al and I had been watching the weather forecast and social media posts all week – every day the weekend forecast and conditions seemed to change – cold dry alternating with […]

Climbing the Old Man of Stoer

We had been talking about a trip up to the Old Man of Stoer for about six years. This year we decided to just book some flights for mid September and hope the weather was favourable. We had a five day trip, giving three potential climbing days. Initial optimism in the forecast turned to look […]

Climbing in Wadi Rum, Jordan

A desert trad paradise  Whenever I mention climbing in Jordan, most people are surprised to hear that there is any. Not only is there climbing, if you like big adventuress trad, it may be one of the best destinations in the world. This year was my second trip to Wadi Rum. This vast canyon system has […]

North Wales trip report

A very enjoyable weekend was had by numerous AMC members in North Wales. Most stayed in the Shrewsbury Mountaineering club hut in Deiniolen with an overflow in Bethesda, staying with the local AMC residents! There was a disappointing lack of snow and generally a thick fog, but the sun popped its head out on occasion. On Saturday the majority of […]

30 Pitches in the Gorge

Turning 30, for some reason, is quite daunting. But what better way to mark it than by exhausting yourself in a climbing challenge? Thirty pitches in the Avon Gorge came to mind. As a complete punter, it would be difficult but still achievable. The Avon VS Challenge nicely takes up about half the pitches and is […]

Mid Wales trip report

The Mid Wales trip had a good turnout with Roz, Sam, Chris, Dave, JP, Nigel, Mike, Elaine, Nick, Alex, Andrew, Dan, Niall, Kevin, Dave and Jake turning up at various points over the bank holiday weekend. We stayed in a lovely campsite in Dinas Mawddwy surrounded by what seemed like 50 free range chickens! After […]

Easter Trip Report

The Easter weekend meant that it was time for the annual AMC trip to St Buryan near the very tip of Cornwall. A strong contingent of 24 members made the trip South-West for what was the first camping trip of the year (too early according to some!) Fortunately we were blessed with good weather that […]