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Geoff's memorial walk

Great weather and good to see so many older members out. Pilky lost the dog DD

Added by David Dickson on December 18, 2011 at 16:30 — No Comments

We would like to post Christmas Greetings to all the members of the M.O.B., and to thank you for Cards and Greetings which have been sent. We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring.   REG AND V…

We would like to post Christmas Greetings to all the members of the M.O.B., and to thank you for Cards and Greetings which have been sent.

We look forward to seeing you all in the Spring.






Added by Derek Kenyon on December 13, 2011 at 16:20 — 1 Comment

UKC:3 Films on classicTrad Cimbs in Lakeland made last year

That's it actually .The 3 films are being featured on the site in the coming week.Just thought I'd give advance notice to folks who don't have the UKC habit

Added by Brian Knowles on December 6, 2011 at 10:35 — 1 Comment

Big boot on Tryfan

Mark’s suggestion of a days climbing on Tryfan sounded just the ticket and soon the team had grown to 6 lads all keen to get a good mountain day under their belts.  On the way down it was raining quite heavy and with a good weather forecast we were beginning to feel cheated.  As we drove down the A5 into Ogwen the rain stopped just as we were parking up right on queue, perhaps the weather men had got it right for once. Walking in under Millstone Buttress on the approach to Heather Terrace…


Added by Derek Kenyon on December 3, 2011 at 18:09 — 1 Comment

Bothy Adventure

There were just three of us, Andy, Dave and myself. Work gave up the fight on Friday and we were away in mid afternoon; heading for the western end of loch Arkaig at the southern end of Knoydart; a remote spot. We sheltered from the rain in the Moffat Chippy as we have done many times before pressing on to begin the walk-in. Our wild life drive revealed a pine martin, lots of deer and a dancing fox. An hour and a half's walk  in the wind, rain and darkness brought us to an empty bothy. It's…


Added by Mike Chambers on December 3, 2011 at 0:09 — 1 Comment

Time call on the Rhododendron

The day went better than expected; with almost 50 turning out from the Bolton ConservationVolunteer group and the climbing fraternity which include 8 from the Mob.


It was obvious as we struggled to make our way to the designated location that this was not going to be your average clean up day.  When I was told we where clearing Rhododendrons I hadn’t envisaged how big the task would be, thankfully the Volunteers had and they were well prepared.  The basic brief was that the…


Added by Derek Kenyon on November 22, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments

Fore Sale - Heavy Water Rockfax - Ice Climbing in Rjukan Norway

I have a copy of this book for sale, which I bought for our trip to Rjukan a few years back. Its in pristine condition, clear protective cover and wonderful colour photos and highlighted routes in the Rjukan area.

If anyone is interested in this the asking price is £12.00 - we will be coming over to the Photo Comp on the 21st December so can bring it along then.

Sue also has a pair of Footfang crampons for sale too - £15.00


Malcolm (& Sue)

Added by Malcolm Anderson on November 12, 2011 at 18:02 — 3 Comments

Long Sleddale Out Door pursuits Centre

For the past 30 years members of the Mountaineering Club of Bury have had strong links with Lakes based Longsleadale Out Door Pursuits Centre (LOPC), with many members belonging to both groups.  I myself have fond memories of the Centre having spent a lot of time there in the late 70s and early 80s, as many others I've moved on but not forgot my links. I I I  I   After reviving a flyer from the centre promoting a taster day on Nov 5th to boost instructor numbers. This got me thinking that we…


Added by Derek Kenyon on September 30, 2011 at 21:34 — No Comments

Staying Solvent

The club's financial system is very primitive. We collect subs, pay more than half of what we collect to the BMC, act as a bank for various (self financing) trips and occasionally buy sandwiches, pay YHA subscriptions or buy some of the bits and pieces we cannot borrow.


Analysts will recognise immediately that:


  • we get all our income during the first few weeks of the year - so we have to make the money last
  • when an event isn't self financing that…

Added by Mike Chambers on September 28, 2011 at 14:37 — 1 Comment

News from BMC - May need to hurry to get on these - likely to be good quality

Dear Club Contact,




Please would you make your club & committee aware of the following series of specialist training courses that the BMC will be running for Club Members over the next 12 months?






BMC Training Courses




The BMC's Clubs’ Committee is organising a series of training weekends for BMC club members. The weekends have been set up in response to the BMC Club…


Added by Mike Chambers on September 20, 2011 at 20:45 — 1 Comment

Curbar day

I picked up Derek and Jordan, both of whom had drank rather a lot the night before (that's 4 whole pints for Derek!).  The usual conversation ensued as we wound along the road towards Snake pass.  Jordan was recounting a recent, rather humorous incident involving some awkward positioning, a bit of heavy lifting leading to a tweaked neck and some smelly substance (you don't need or want to know the details - honestly) when Derek suddenly announced he was going to be sick.  I pulled over, all…


Added by Gary Walker on August 22, 2011 at 18:42 — 2 Comments

Back in the frame.So if anyone

After 18 months injuries ,i'm pretty much whole ,bar a touch of golfer's elbow.Why i don't know .I don't have golfing money.So if anyone is arranging any climbing or looking for someone to climb with morning ,day or evening ,I'm back in the running.But with no intention of pushing the boundaries;S,VS and low grade  HVSs .

Best to you all during the summer season that's upon us,


Added by Brian Knowles on July 28, 2011 at 20:38 — No Comments

The weather

Perfect weekend to get in some deep water soloing at a local crag

Added by Brian Knowles on July 17, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments

Sunday at Hobson

Good day all round in blazing heat in the afternoon mitigated by a pleasant breeze .Should imagine Jordan JG woke up a bit sore but happy.

Five went to Hobson- Gary and Barry,Mark R ,Jordan JG and self.In all I think between us 7 climbs were done 2 v diffs,an HS ,3 VSs and an HVS 5a.Mark had his eyes on the last one from our arrival.Correct me if I'm wrong but the climbs were Amphitheatre ,Pocket Wall,the Harp,Foghorn Groove,Crew's route and the Western Grit top 50  "Parkers…


Added by Brian Knowles on June 27, 2011 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

Lancy lads go to Froggatt Edge

Froggatt Sunday 19th June


Sunday’s trip to Froggatt didn't turn out quite as nice as we had expected but the weather held off allowing us to get stuck in to some classic Grit Stone routes. I was surprised to see how quite the crag was for a change, perhaps the change in the weather put a few off.


Highlight’s of the Day were Mark Russels lead of Pendestal Crack his first HVS on the Grit, not bad as the routes then to be a tad on the…


Added by Derek Kenyon on June 25, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Draft statement on the involvement of young people in club activities

Following discussion at recent club meetings we have agreed to adopt the following policy concerning the involvement of young people (less than eighteen years of age) in the club’s activities.


The Mountaineering Club of Bury wishes to promote the involvement of all parts of the community in adventurous outdoor activities. We want to ensure that, through the club, people are able to participate in these activities safely and within the policies and guidance of the British…


Added by Mike Chambers on June 22, 2011 at 20:35 — 3 Comments

Last Wednesday's Orienteering

Well, the afternoon's rain meant that it was slippery under foot and the vegetation was very wet where the controls were off-track but there was a window of dry weather so that the earliest finishers got round before the drizzle started again. Although some found a few of the control points a bit challenging, everybody seemed to enjoy the event. We did get a bit anxious about Derek's late return and were thinking of putting the MRT on notice - although to be fair he was the last starter. An…


Added by Jeff Horton on June 17, 2011 at 11:01 — No Comments

Orienteering this Wednesday

Rick has provided 11 maps for this, so we are all set. 

Just in case you were thinking of wearing shorts for this on account of the fine warm weather I have organised for Wednesday evening, I would advise against as you are likely to encounter nettles and brambles.

Don't forget to bring a pencil or pen for marking your control card.


Added by Jeff Horton on June 13, 2011 at 17:17 — No Comments

Preston Climbing Wall

Weather doesn't look good for wednesday.  I am going to Preston after work, if anyone wants to come along.  gary

Added by Gary Walker on June 6, 2011 at 22:49 — No Comments

Pembroke Weekend

Around 15 of us spent a a superb bank holiday weekend climbing in Pembroke. The forecast was for wet weather, yet we almost completely avoided rain (though as anyone who has seen Rick's video footage of my brush with the sea knows, I for one didn't avoid getting wet!). The weather turned out fine. Me, Gary, Derek and Rick arrived late on friday night. We got the tent up and got out heads down, while Mark, Lewis, Will, Jordan and Brian upset the rest of the campsite by constructing something…


Added by Graham Stevens on June 3, 2011 at 0:35 — 1 Comment

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