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 […]

Lake district winter trip

The first trip of 2017 saw 20 AMC members head north to the Lake district for a planned weekend of winter mountaineering and, fingers crossed, some winter climbing. The British weather had different ideas though –  still pretending to be Autumn with no possibility of winter climbing, and the summits looking brown, not covered in […]

North Wales trip report

23 AMC members and one dog (Buffy) enjoyed a weekend in North Wales, staying in the Pinnacle Club hut in Cwm Dyli. Despite the weather forecast being particularly grim, it didn’t turn out too badly and a lot of activities were undertaken. Here are some of them…. Max and Mark had an adventure on the […]

Cycling across Europe

Trying and inevitably failing to sum up my three month cycle trip into a snappy sound bite for curious colleagues has debatably been more challenging than the ride itself. I am not going to attempt to do that here. Instead I will focus on one country, Switzerland, during which I also enjoyed a few days […]

Lundy Trip, 17-20 September 2016

First of all, a little bit of background on Lundy… with a bit of help from Landmark Trust: ‘Lundy lies off the coast of North Devon, where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel with nothing between it and America, a granite outcrop, three miles long and half a mile wide. The first adventure, for […]

Stanage Trip – July 2016

With a slightly dodgy forecast and lots of our members away at the seaside, the numbers for the Stanage trip weren’t up to their usual highs. However, with a ton of optimism, myself, Jake and Scott headed up to the North Lees campsite for a taste of gritstone action. The forecast said rain from Saturday […]

Lakeland Day(s) – the June AMC trip

I’m not usually spooked by woods in the gloaming, but following Nick’s shortcut to the pub (“just follow the river”) had taken me into the sort of exposed root-tangles, trips and stumbles that would have the boldest hobbit calling for supernatural help. Then there were the five guys having a fire with beers in a […]