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 VAL, ANGLESEY
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Derek Kenyon on November 22, 2011 at 21:30 — No Comments
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)
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…Continue
Added by Derek Kenyon on September 30, 2011 at 21:34 — No Comments
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:
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
Added by Brian Knowles on July 17, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Derek Kenyon on June 25, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jeff Horton on June 17, 2011 at 11:01 — No Comments
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
Added by Gary Walker on June 6, 2011 at 22:49 — No Comments
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…Continue