P is for Pembroke

P is for Pembroke, and another AMC meet is not complete without a scurry over to Pembrokeshire for some adventurous-trad filled climbing extravaganza. I think the 14 of us who went were all slightly optimistic with the weather considering even on Saturday morning at even 9am it was still raining. But! And as we found […]

North Wales 16-18th Feb 2024

Once again the club ventured out to North Wales in not ideal weather and mixed forecasts (never believe Apple Weather Akaash!), but as usual a hard core few know: whatever the weather, there is always fun and adventure to be had in Snowden. We are a mountaineering club after all. We ventured to the MAM […]

North Wales – January 2023

The weather forecast was poor for the weekend, but this did not deter a brave 12 who decided that as always North Wales was worth the risk. We knew winter conditions were unlikely and high winds a probability, but some excellent walking and scrambling beckoned. The crampons and ice axes were stowed once again ready […]

Building a strong Mind in Kalymnos

Earlier this year I took the online Strong Minds course run by Hazel Findlay and Angus Kyle. This was a 6 week online course that focused on climbing mindset and how to develop a strong mindset in climbing to manage fear of falling, fear of failure or social fears around climbing.  It was brilliant !! […]

Scotland December 2021

Here’s a few of our photos from the trip two weeks ago. There is a short write up down the bottom:) Owen, Steve and I were up in Scotland two weeks ago. A very productive trip:) Friday 11th was blue skies and high winds at Coire An T Sneachda, we did a practice of ice […]

Sun 25th of April local meets reports

Sunday 25th April saw the club running three local day meets.  Peter took a team of eight for a walking loop in the Brecon Beacons including Pen Y Fan, in perfect blue skies.   James M led a group of eight single pitch rock climbing in Goblin Combe,  about 20 mins south of Bristol. Myself and Ed ran a rescue […]

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 […]