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 ! Continue
The following day we rose at…
Added by MIKE SLATER on February 24, 2018 at 0:00 —
Man verses Horse Continue
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…
Added by Derek Kenyon on January 24, 2018 at 17:16 —
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… Continue
Added by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55 —
This meeting was well attended as it included the annual photo competition ( separate blog to follow on the results).
Matt the treasurer reminded everyone that the subs were due early next year. £23 which includes BMC membership and insurance. Latest date to pay is Feb 1st. Please be proactive with this so Matt is not chasing anyone up. Pay at meeting or into MOB account. Let Mat know if you pay this way.
E- Mike is organising the MOB Xmas meal which this year is a… Continue
Added by John brandon on December 17, 2017 at 12:46 —
The weather forecast had dire warnings for travel so very limited turn out Average age of the walkers was 70 y.o. There was just a small amount f snow on roads. But the regular track up Pendle hill was hard packed snow hence slippery. Took took the cross country route to Ogden Clough about 6ins of soft snow. Very few people out on the tops. Sorry the younger members were all at home watching City week in fact all back home before kick off
Added by dave dickson on December 10, 2017 at 20:20 —
no new updates re event attendees.
Future activities being filled us fast or already full. Pls contact the organiser if interested in attending one.
Mike chambers informed us that there is an old bank account with 0.90p in it that needs closing. He will sort that out.
Photo comp will be at Dec meeting as usual. Pls send in a max of 3 photos to Ian Brewster.
Dave Dickson is planning the Dec mob walk. Looking like 10th to Pendle Hill area.
Mick is looking at March Mob… Continue
Added by John brandon on October 5, 2017 at 17:30 —
The AGM was well attended with approx 15 members.
Our current chair Cath Skinner did a quick resume of the years' events and thanked the members for their efforts and participation. Particular thanks goes to those who put events on the web site and managed them for all. We have had some great times out and about over the year together.
Thanks to Cath for her chairwoman ship over the year , she has done a great job.
A new chair and deputy were voted in with the… Continue
Added by John brandon on May 4, 2017 at 20:30 —
Hi - does anyone feel able to respond to the appeal below?
Dave Dickson and I have been involved for a long time but I have now left the area and Dave is probably reaching his last fifty years of useful service (sorry to be so blunt, Dave).
Putting Something Back
If you are from near Bury (Lancashire) and love the outdoors, want to promote opportunities for young people to enjoy the Lakes at minimal cost, have enjoyed using the Bury… Continue
Added by Mike Chambers on January 23, 2017 at 11:17 —
This was the annual photo comp presentation. Meeting well attended by 23 members.
New 20.00 hrs start time seems to work well.
People seems to be getting out and about over the xmas hols albeit on shorter ventures.
Plenty of biking and walking going on.
Future events include :
Sat 21st Jan. Christmas curry night. Let mick slater know if you are coming asap. This is usually well attended.
Jan 27th or 28th depending on weather , wales walk organised by derek K. -Aber… Continue
Added by John brandon on January 9, 2017 at 17:00 —
I am keen to get to the Himalayas or perhaps the Andes next year. I'd prefer to go with trusted cronies - so if you might be keen on the same thing please let me know, otherwise I'll book on an Exodus trip (I had to explain to Caroline this is not a one way journey to Switzerland!) in October as an individual. Mike
Added by Mike Chambers on October 21, 2016 at 17:04 —
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
Had a general chit chat about what we had been up to since the last meeting.
Discussed the upcoming events on the website
1 new member attended, Yannis, who is Greek, married to an English girl and lives in the Bury area. He is experienced in climbing and winter mountaineering, is a sub Aqua dive leader and is into the great outdoors. Hopefully he will join us on some future outings.
Quiet time at present due to holiday… Continue
Added by John brandon on August 18, 2016 at 16:40 —
Karl, Andy and myself drove to Horton in Ribblesdale on Sat morning, arriving around 10.30 ish. This is where the 3 peaks walks start from. A visit to the cafe with the famous "clocking in" clock was a must and a brew / bacon buttie followed. A leisurely start up a Tarmac farm rd took us onto the tops where good views were had. We went up onto the pennine bridleway / Dales way which is good firm hardpack. The route then took us down a rocky technical path which was tricky on the mtb and very… Continue
Added by John brandon on August 1, 2016 at 15:00 —
Attendees approx 7
Apologies to anyone who turned up last week for the meeting. It was rearranged due to football being on TV !
The current events on the web site were discussed. More needed by active members please.
Black sail weekend was discussed, It was decided that a firm date is needed for people to work around.
JB to ring Andy Ashton to fix a date.
Jordan T was looking to book the Don Whillans hut for a 2017 summer meet. Again, a date is… Continue
Added by John brandon on July 26, 2016 at 18:08 —
Great to be out with Tony Hewitson this weekend in weather that was cold wet and windy (Sat) and not much better (Sun). Good navigation and steady pace got us halfway up the field. Up for next year with (hopefully) a strong MoB presence.
Added by Mike Chambers on July 3, 2016 at 23:07 —
The wild camp and walk landed lucky on a weekend of perfect weather. Mick Slater ( soon to join the club ) and I parked up nr the NT camp site and set off up the steep read over to little langdale on foot. The plan was to walk up pike o' stickle, down and up to cold pike and then camp at little stand. Our packs were a bit too heavy and pike o stickle a bit too high though ! We got to the top of pike o stickle eventually, after stopping several times for a rest and brew up. The lovely evening… Continue
Added by John brandon on June 17, 2016 at 12:39 —
First meeting of year with new committee who are:
Chairwoman - Cath Skinner
Vice Chair - Jordan Taylor
Treasurer - Matt Fowthrop
Secretary - John Brandon
Approx 10 attendees.
Cath to put committee members on web site as administrators.
Jordan T will show a film about climbing at one of the next meetings ( if he can get his laptop fixed )
I'm sure we can sort a laptop out for him if req.
John b to put details about a small… Continue
Added by John brandon on June 8, 2016 at 10:42 —
While the sensible people did it over two days in a clockwise direction on mountain bikes, I foolishly opted for doing it in a day anti-clockwise on a cyclocross bike.
He's a link to a short video of me getting increasingly fatigued.
Added by Nigel Blandford on May 9, 2016 at 21:38 —
Thanks to all those who turned up to support/run on Weds. Real mountain weather in Whitworth for race it snowed all the time.Race times Gary 23.12 Nigel 27.00 Ian 27.04 DD 31.06 Jon and Jeantte 31.47.Perhaps the photos of club finishers may have worked would like to see if we really were covered in snow.Thanks for the card and gift which is being donated to the rebuilding of Nepal Dave D
Added by dave dickson on April 28, 2016 at 14:34 —
Myself and a mate met Mike and Caroline at Rydal around 08.30 The original plan was amended on the day due to low cloud and rain. Instead of a high level tramp we opted for a low level tour of Loughrigg followed by a long lunch at the Badger Bar including sampling their excellent beer ( quite a good alternative !). It was still raining after that so we had mini tour of Little Langdale including a visit to Cathederal Cave which is very impressive.
All in all an enjoyable day with good food,… Continue
Added by John brandon on February 7, 2016 at 10:00 —
Sorry Matt and Elliot - sorry about the squashed nature of the pictures. Seemed to happen when downloaded to site - don't really look like that and neither do you!
Added by Gary Walker on January 11, 2016 at 22:35 —