February 2011 Blog Posts (6)

The Point from the other end (a response to a real climbers version)

Now here we go, my partner for the day was the" Dominator" a man who's eagerness puts Derek into a very poor second.  Mob ascent of The Point as Dom calls it well to be honest so do I now. Keeping up with these boys is hard and sometimes a little lonely, that initial slope is big and long.

 

 I must admit I did think Dom had soloed the first pitch as I could not see him as I approached the bottom of the route. I know I have new axes but Holy Mother of…

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Added by Mark Davies on February 16, 2011 at 20:38 — 1 Comment

Transport to Scotland this weekend

Hi all, anyone need a lift or want to share transport this weekend to Scotland. Can go earliy-ish on the Friday and would prefer to come back Sunday night but have some flexibility.  Gary

Added by Gary Walker on February 13, 2011 at 16:55 — 2 Comments

Mark ...take in on Green...

Does this picture of Dorsal arête ring any bells with any of the marks who had green ropes on that day.......

 

http://blog.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk/?p=2035

 

Rick 

Added by Rick Riding on February 8, 2011 at 23:21 — 1 Comment

"And those that are last shall be first"....and something else about the meek! - Matthew 20:16

If point Five was just another Grade 5 gully climb, we all would have climbed it long ago.

The amount of folk law and mythology surrounding the climb builds an image in your mind which bares little relation to reality. The reason it takes so many people so long to achieve this tick has nothing to do with difficulty or conditions. Its actually in climbable condition pretty often but getting all the components to come together…

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Added by Rick Riding on February 8, 2011 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

Avalanche/Mudslide on Buachaille Etive Mor 4th Feb

 

Great Gully on the Buachaille:-  Not the place to be last Friday !

 

http://www.abacusmountaineering.com/currentconditions.html  (Click on the Video for 4th Feb)

Added by Mark Ainsworth on February 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

The last time I was in Corien an Lochain

Mob Laird’s Bothy meet March 2004

 

Lessons learnt

 

It looked like the Lairds weekend would be the last chance I had to get up to Scotland this season so I was keen to make the most of it. My last trip up to the Cairngorms with Keith, although an enjoyable one had not been…

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Added by Derek Kenyon on February 5, 2011 at 11:43 — No Comments

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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

Posted by John brandon on October 5, 2017 at 17:30

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

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