January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

The Circus has come to town

It is always difficult to motivate yourself on the Sunday of a weekend away if you have had a long and hard day on the Saturday. So with this in mind it was 10.30 am when Rick, Colin, Mark Rothwell, New Mark, Young Will and myself old Mark got out of the cars in Glencoe to head towards Dorsal Arete in Stob Corrie Lochan.



Needless to say we could not park in the nearest car park due to our late start. We did however recieve some vital information and advice from a minibus driver. I… Continue

Added by Mark Davies on January 30, 2010 at 12:12 — 3 Comments

The Boys from the North West head for the North East

After a late arrival at the Grey Corries Lodge 12.00 midnight if I remember correctly, it was an early call, on Saturday morning 4.15a.m and Rick and myself were up and about Derek and Will were woken and the long day started.



Our taxi driver Mr Eastwood drove us all to the North Face car park he went back to bed dreaming of soaring around the hills. The familiar slog up towards the CIC hut started. Now I think that I am reasonably fit but it always puzzles me when I hear Derek… Continue

Added by Mark Davies on January 29, 2010 at 22:40 — 2 Comments

Return to Dow Crag Jan 2010

The plan was to go to Dow Crag in the Lakes on Saturday with Rick, Keith and Barney.

Studying the weather forcast and Road conditions we weren’t sure whether we would be able to get over to Coniston, but it turned out ok. Last time we had ventured up to Dow crag back in November it had been pissing it down and Mike and I had had a hard, wet time on Giants crawl. Today was totally different as we passed by a frozen Goats water with Dow Crag bathed in Sun shine, you could have been in the… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on January 14, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

The Great Escape - Jacobs Ladder V - Black ladders

The day started well with a prompt start at 5am, a trouble free drive down with great company ( Colin, Mark Davies and Derek) and a walk into the crag ( Black ladders) on firm snow. Having been piped to our chosen route on the last visit, Derek and I set a good pace into the crag determined not to be overtaken. As the ground got steeper the snow got deeper and we were soon swimming up through what felt like polystyrene beads. It was hard work and we attracted a party of four following our… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on January 5, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

Blackladders and Idwall Christmas 2009

Blackladders and Idwall 2009



After our first taste of winter Rick and I where very keen to make the most of this unusually good winter period, because as you know it’s been a long time coming.



With the Christmas celebrations over, my mind was focused on making the most of it, but where should we go? In the end with less snow to contend with we plugged for the Welsh mountains.



Monday 4am the alarm rung time to get sorted, Scrape the ice off the car and meet up… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on January 4, 2010 at 22:00 — No Comments

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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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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…

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Posted 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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