Trips

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 […]

The Roaches trip report – October 2019

Eleven keen and hardy souls packed themselves into the Whillans Hut at the Roaches for the mid-October Peak District trip, more in hope than expectation of good weather. The Whillans hut is an absolutely unique place to stay and wonderfully close to the rock (read cave…) – and it didn’t fail to live up to […]

The Butterflies of Gower

Words by Simon, photos by Louise I’d had a pretty negative life experience of Gower; one abortive climbing trip, without guidebook, in such a distant past that the person I went with can’t remember it ever happened. That plus a family camping weekend in the rain in a packed, noisy campsite – sleeping in a […]

Skye trip report – May 2019

Christine and Dave It was with more than a little trepidation that we set off for Skye for a 2-week trip in mid-May. Despite May being the driest month of the year on average in North West Scotland (before the summer ‘monsoon’ kicks in and the midges really get going!), on both of the two […]

Starting the season in Portland

After a wild week when Storm Gareth whipped up some high winds and miserable greyness, it was an intrepid group of members who made the trip down to Portland in late March. No fear, it’s always sunny in Portland… After a night in the Bunkhouse With No Windows we sought the place most likely to […]

Scottish Tradfest

After an extremely successful haul of gullies and ice last year, Pete, Cameron, Niall and I hoped to build on our success. In the days before the Scotland trip this year however, it became apparent that all of or our new ice gear would be of little use.  Instead we reached for our trad racks and […]