C.I.C Ben Nevis Meet

The regular late season ice trip to the Ben was a bit scuppered by the weather this year. Ethan, Rich, Josh and Jamie slogged in on an iffy forecast that sadly got iffier. Rich and Josh managed to tick off Tower Scoop, on Rich’s birthday no less! Jamie and Ethan got under the Cascade but […]

Ardverikie Trip Scotland 2024

Here’s Anne’s report from the recent Scottish trip. Pics are at the bottom and a link to the full trip picture album is on the thread on the forum. https://www.avon-mc.org.uk/forums/topic/scotland-winter-mountaineering-trip-march-2024/ The first day of this trip promised reasonably fair weather with snow on the mountain topsand three separate groups set out from the farmhouse. Vianney […]

Ogwen Valley Jan 2023

The club ran a trip from 19-21st January, staying in the Midland Association of Mountaineers hut in Ogwen Valley. Another trip to the same location is booked for Feb 16-18th. Scroll to the bottom if you just want to look at the pictures 🙂 Matt and Andy got the best of the weather turning up […]

Ben Nevis C.I.C. Meet 2023

At the end of March Tom, Josh, Steve, Paul and I stayed at the cosy CIC for four days of winter climbing. Hut Info Scottish Mountaineering Club (smc.org.uk) Annoyingly conditions were great the week before and the week after! We had to contend with a freezing level above the summit and rain until the last […]

AMC Scotland Meet

The AMC Scottish winter trip returned in March after a siesta last year due to covid. Around 20 members made the long journey up north to the beautiful Ardervikie Estate, where we stayed in a series of cosy and well equipped cottages. Fort William and Aviemore were in easy striking distance by car, making it […]

Ben Nevis CIC Hut trip 2022

On Thursday evening last week Owen and I started the long red eye drive up to Scotland overnight to stay at the Charles Inglis Clark (CIC) memorial hut, under the north face of Ben Nevis. We walked in on Friday morning, helped by a lift to the top car park, dropped our gear at the […]

Lakes Trip (4th – 6th Feb)

To kick off February to an adventurous start, a group of 9 of us planned a trip to explore the Cumbrian mountains, basing ourselves at the YMC hut nestled in the Copper Mines Valley in Coniston.  On Friday morning, me and Grace were lucky enough to be able to set off from Bristol bright and […]

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 […]

Last of the Scottish winter wine

The Scottish border opened for leisure last Monday. The Saturday before, after a week of nights, I found the stars had aligned 😀 a good forecast, routes still being ticked on social media and a keen fit climbing partner ready to go. We left Bristol around 9pm on Sunday, hit cruise control, stopped for the […]