January 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Central Gully Idwall Jan 2009 This week Rick and myself had been watching the temperatures rising, would the there be any ice left in Wales or was it back to Scrambling and waiting till Scotland to …

Central Gully Idwall Jan 2009



This week Rick and myself had been watching the temperatures rising, would the there be any ice left in Wales or was it back to Scrambling and waiting till Scotland to get a fix. To maximise our chances it was going to be a 5am start to take advantage of the lower night time temperatures. Rick was punctual as usual all be it a bit bleary eyed, with me waiting on the door step we made a speedy getaway. On the way down the car read 6 degrees it wasn’t… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on January 27, 2009 at 19:51 — No Comments

Clogwyn Ddu Pillar Chimney IV

Getting out of a warm bed for theses early starts doesn’t get any easier, though experience tells me its always worth the effort…but that doesn’t help much at 4am!

Stuff down some breakfast and it’s off to meet up with Derek and the lads. Mark and Colin are meeting us at Derek’s and just to wind them up we're sat in the car, engine running looking at our watches as they pull up!



We go through the usual routine. Watching the thermometer in the car as we approach N. Wales, willing… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on January 26, 2009 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Eel Crag Sunday 18.1.09

Ian brewster and myself.

Blown out for the Cairngorms.....We headed to the lakes.



Left rammy at 7.15 am and with a clear run to Braithwaite we were soon heading up towards Street How and Grisedale Pike, at the summit the wind picked up from next to nothing with a bit of sun to a steady blow and the ice axes came out.

Headed off on a slight Northerly detour to Hopegill head, Ski goggles on, Ian and I decided to try the crampons as the ground became a little more icey, these… Continue

Added by Stuart R on January 18, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

Climbing High

MOB International
7-8 Feb 2009.

Location: Amecameca, Estadio de Mexico

Descripion: Hard work; experience of glaciers and high level altitudes desirable

Attempted summit climb Ixtaccihuatl 5285 m (3rd highest peak en Mehico)

All welcome; Ryan Air/ Easyjet?

Added by Ivor Smith on January 17, 2009 at 19:09 — 2 Comments

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Added by Sue on January 10, 2009 at 9:56 — No Comments

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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

Posted by John brandon on May 4, 2017 at 20:30

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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Posted by Mike Chambers on January 23, 2017 at 11:17

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

Posted by John brandon on January 9, 2017 at 17:00

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