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Minutes of Bury Mountaineering Club Meeting

Minutes of Bury Mountaineering Club Meeting: Weds 1st August 2018

Both John Brandon & Matt Fawthrop absent from this meeting, so not clear whether John has yet fully 'taken over the reins' as treasurer.…

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Added by Ian Brewster on August 2, 2018 at 9:16 — No Comments

AGM meeting June 2018

The AGM was well attended.  The new committee was elected in and is as follows:

Chair.  - E- Mike

Vice Chair. - Mike Slater

Treasurer. - John Brandon

Secretary - Ian Brewster.

Many thanks to Matt for his service and hard work as Treasurer during the last Two years.

other business:

Events on the website were looking a bit sparse.  We said we would organise some for the future.  ( It's now looking better as I write).  Can members please look to…

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Added by John brandon on June 10, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Sick man

Thanks to those who have visited me during my long stay at Fairfield 16 days.They never did find out what virus attacked me. but it has left me as weak as a kitten just about able manage to walk to the Burrs, would hope to see people as I gather strength.Dave D

Added by dave dickson on May 12, 2018 at 15:24 — 1 Comment

Annual General Meeting

Please be advised the Annual General Meeting will take place at the June monthly meeting

Added by MIKE SLATER on May 11, 2018 at 21:22 — No Comments

High Street ride Definatley my toughest ride for a long time, this was one of our first mountain bike rides over 30 years ago on rented bikes curtasy or Derek Holts D Tours. Back then the there was n…

High Street ride

Definatley my toughest ride for a long time, this was one of our first mountain bike rides over 30 years ago on rented bikes curtasy or Derek Holts D Tours. Back then the there was no such thing as suspension and the brakes were cantileaver type. The only lasting memory l have is how recked my wrists were with the vibrations and squezing the brakes. Leading up to the weekend the…

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Added by Derek Kenyon on May 3, 2018 at 19:23 — No Comments

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…

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Added 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…

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Added 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…

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

MOB Dec meeting

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…

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Added by John brandon on December 17, 2017 at 12:46 — No Comments

December Mob walk

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 Comments

Mob meeting minutes October

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 — No Comments

MOB minutes May meeting Annual AGM

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 — No Comments

Helping the Bury Jubilee Outdoor Pursuits Centre

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…

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Added by Mike Chambers on January 23, 2017 at 11:17 — No Comments

MOB minute Jan 2017 meeting

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 — No Comments

High Mountain trip Next Year

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 — 2 Comments

MOB minutes Aug 2016

Attendees. 4



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 — No Comments

Bike packing weekend July 2016

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 — 1 Comment

MOB minutes July 2016

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 — No Comments

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2016

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.

Mike

Added by Mike Chambers on July 3, 2016 at 23:07 — 1 Comment

Walk and wild camp at Langdale

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 — No Comments

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