Trips

Brecon Beacons Trip, Christmas 2013

As organiser of our AMC festive trip, I here begin the report: (Although, in fairness to Chris, he was really the person who found the bunk house and therefore pretty much organised it anyway. I guess I did the silly part of festive fun.) So, without further ado… The trip really begins at Temple Meads […]

Lundy Trip 2013

Here’s what “Lundy Virgin” Neil had to say about the trip: Well I guess I should write something as a member of the “Lundy Chastity” – The Lundy Chastity is the collective term for Lundy Virgins, lol, i.e. me, Rich Nicholson and Alastair Begley! As a Lundy Virgin I have to say the trip was […]

Bog Walking

When I joined the mountaineering club I hadn’t appreciated I had, in fact, joined a bog walking club! Or perhaps it was just a strange initiation for the new members. Bog walking wasn’t the highlight or intention of the trip; although there are certainly plenty of bogs in the Peak District. In fact the bogs […]

Ballater Trip (Scotland)

Despite a questionable weather forecast leading to some last minute cancellations 7 people made it to Ballater for the August bank holiday meet, most of whom remained in the area for the rest of the week. Several walks were walked, climbs were climbed and scrambles scrambled. Some photos from the trip can be found at […]

Gower Trip

The Gower coast was looking its May best for the weekend trip organised by Sharon Chirrop. 18 or so happy climbers met up at the excellent Nicholaston Farm campsite on Friday night with a promising  forecast for the following two days. Saturday saw a scattering of climbers over the area. While one group clambered up […]

Dartmoor Trip

This weekend 3 records were broken: the biggest meet (28 victims), the hottest weekend of the year (21 degrees) and the grottiest selection of climbs as chosen and performed by Dave Linnett and a few other undiscriminating types. There was concern that a mass stampede to the Dewerstone on Saturday would result in a rock […]

AMC Rabble Go To Scotland

So there was Rob the mountain goat, temporary resident; Jane the permanent escapee from Bristol, Richard the dentist -later to become know as ‘The Gutter slayer’- and me, innocent abroad. This rabble shared a Toblerone shaped chalet at Inchtree near the glamorous town of Fort William for a few days in the final week of […]

North Wales Trip

Last weekend saw the AMC head up to North Wales for a weekend of climbing, walking and generally good outdoor fun. A key mountain skill, often neglected, is that of a detailed route plan and succinct and efficient navigation. Whilst travelling up to the Ty Powdwr bunkhouse Paul received a number of calls asking just […]