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National Map reading Week.
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This may interest MoB members.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John brandon Nov 6, 2017.


Thanks to all who helped with this at the AGMJust had an email from Doug Scott thanking MoB for the £100 donation - he was keen to point out that all of it will be sent to Nepal to help with the…Continue

Started Jun 21, 2015

'Spring Adventure Talks"

Some MoB members may be interested in these lectures to be held at Ellis Brigham store in Manchester.…Continue

Started Jan 28, 2015

Winter Walk Sunday 7 December 2014

Apologies all. I had hoped to organise this day out - but a last minute work commitment that I can't avoid means I have to be elsewhere. So very sorry about that - and hope that maybe someone else…Continue

Started Nov 21, 2014


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Navigation and Compass work

An expert from Silva, the compass manufacturer, is holding a series of workshops on navigation in various Cotswold Stores in the next month or so.

The one in Manchester (Deansgate Store) is on the 5 August at 6.30pm. They are free and last about an hour.

Maybe of interest to MoB members - preparing for Ian's Navigation Skills Day later in August.

Details here -…


Posted on July 20, 2015 at 11:25

Dave Macleod in Manchester tomorrow

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 17:23

Doug Scott “The Three Peaks: Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga”

At last nights meeting in Bury I explained I was arranging for Doug Scott to give a lecture in Ramsbottom on Thursday 2 October 2014. The details of his talk are set out below. I hope MoB members will be interested and support the event. I will provide more details when it is finalised and tickets are available. It will be a charity event for Community Action Nepal.

“The Three Peaks: Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga”

In a stunningly illustrated talk, Doug tells of…


Posted on June 5, 2014 at 11:21

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At 10:59 on June 13, 2014, Brian Knowles said…

You start small and build from those  beginnings.Shit ,if a slightly edgy character like me can have friends you'll soon be on a roll.

At 17:59 on December 23, 2013, Derek Kenyon said…

Hi Jim I forgot to mention on Wednesday.  On Friday 27th Dec we are having our Christmas stroll at Kenyon's this year. Meeting at mine 10.30am for a walk through the Burrs and back down through Walmersley for some Grub out ours.

Your more than welcome to join us RSPV so Mrs K knows how many to feed.

Thanks for bringing the Screen down it is much appreciated.  Good night was had by all, hope you enjoyed it as much as me.

Have a lovely Christmas

Kind regards



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A Rite of passage

It was the Friday night of our February winter meet . We were the first to arrive at the Alex McIntyre hut near North Ballachulish and had ventured out in search of somewhere to eat . As we doubled back from a wrong turn in search of the Loch  Leven Hotel  John B took a call from Andy A suggesting the forecast for the following day favoured doing the  Aonach Eogach ridge. The conversation continued and the next thing I knew we were committed !

The following day we rose at…


Posted by MIKE SLATER on February 24, 2018 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Man Versus Horsepower

Man verses Horse

Saturday night a post came through via Whatsapp about a Mob MTB ride on following morning buthe forecast was for a winter front to push through turning to rain later did nothing not the most inspiring. Awoke 6.30 and peered out of the window expecting the worst but it wasn't that bad so by 7am l was up and breakfasting but still unsure whether to join the boys. Having Ridden up past Tottington to Holcombe for 9am there was no sign of anyone so a quick check of the phone…


Posted by Derek Kenyon on January 24, 2018 at 17:16 — 1 Comment

6 Men and a Bothy

The day and date Friday 19th January 2018.

Destination Greg's Hut on the side of Cross Fell.

The team Mark Davies, Ian Brewster, Mike Slater, Jon Waring, John (Johan) Brandon and Dave Owen.

Myself, Ian and Dave boarded the Black Stallion and headed North. Jon, Johan ( Only called this because Jon thought it would reduce any confusion in general conversation) and Mike headed for the nearest Mini-market to buy whatever they bought and then headed North.

Snow fell as we…


Posted by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55 — 4 Comments

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