Winter Scotland trip 2016

The first weekend in March saw 29 AMC members head north of the border to the Scottish highlands for a long weekend of walking, mountaineering and winter climbing. We returned to stay on the Ardverikie estate in Laggan, a great location for access to Creag Meagaidh and equidistant from Aviemore (Cairngorms) and Fort William (Nevis area), […]

AMC Mid Wales Trip Report

After the rain of the week, those who had made the journey up on the Friday where rewarded with sunny dry evening to chat and enjoy dinner relaxing on the campsite (while feeding some of the local inset life). Saturday Early morning there was a cow lose in the tent field, which gave most of […]

How do you like your stake?

Ever seen one of these? I was away sea cliff climbing recently and found this stake.  It was the only anchor in place and it would have been madness to use it. Stakes can look brown and rusty and reasonable (?) but are actually disintegrating below the surface.  This particular stake was probably originally plain […]

Dartmoor

Dartmoor trip report by Andy H   Finally the rain passed to give way to fine weather and smorgasbord of climbs in the beautiful area of Dartmoor National Park. Staying in Ashburton saw 18 rock jocks well placed for action at The Dewerstone, Haytor and Hound tor. Saturday saw the majority of us head to […]

Rjukan – Norway

Rjukan – Norway by Lucy and James   After a spontaneous idea at the annual Meets meet, James and I decided to organise a climbing trip to Norway, the most recent by the club in a couple of years. There was great interest for the trip, and 12 of us signed up and packed our […]

Dave Smith

Dave Smith 1951-2015   Professor David Smith was killed in a tragic accident on Tryfan on 13th November 2015. This is in memory of him. I first met David a few years ago where I started climbing with him locally plus further afield and David always brightened up the day with his enthusiasm, warmth and […]

That’s Me That Is

That’s Me That Is by Nick Eaton   It’s the Rockhopper Mountaineering Club’s 60th Anniversary weekend and, after a train ride down from the Snowdon summit photo, I am in Llanberis High Street browsing in Joe Brown’s. I find a copy of a guide book I’ve been looking for and flick through. And lo and […]

The Green Bridge of Wales!

The Green Bridge of Wales! by Dave Linnett   A visit to peerless Pembroke to climb on probably the most spectacular natural sea arch in the United Kingdom called the Green Bridge of Wales. Formed from carboniferous limestone over the centuries and a popular visitor attraction this short HD video features the indigenous flora and […]