12th-20th April. Ian in Scotland, hillwalking & staying in bothies, Northern Highlands. Peaks ascended were Suilven, Seana Bhraigh & Beinn Dearg. Bothies stayed in – Suileag, Knockdamph, Corriemor, Glenbeag, Schoolhouse and Lochivraon. Then down to the eastern Scottish Borders for…
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The AGM was well attended. The new committee was elected in and is as follows:
Chair. - E- Mike
Vice Chair. - Mike Slater
Treasurer. - John Brandon
Secretary - Ian Brewster.
Many thanks to Matt for his service and hard work as Treasurer during the last Two years.
Events on the website were looking a bit sparse. We said we would organise some for the future. ( It's now looking better as I write). Can members please look to…Continue
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Thanks to those who have visited me during my long stay at Fairfield 16 days.They never did find out what virus attacked me. but it has left me as weak as a kitten just about able manage to walk to the Burrs, would hope to see people as I gather strength.Dave D
Please be advised the Annual General Meeting will take place at the June monthly meeting
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High Street ride
Definatley my toughest ride for a long time, this was one of our first mountain bike rides over 30 years ago on rented bikes curtasy or Derek Holts D Tours. Back then the there was no such thing as suspension and the brakes were cantileaver type. The only lasting memory l have is how recked my wrists were with the vibrations and squezing the brakes. Leading up to the weekend the…Continue
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It was the Friday night of our February winter meet . We were the first to arrive at the Alex McIntyre hut near North Ballachulish and had ventured out in search of somewhere to eat . As we doubled back from a wrong turn in search of the Loch Leven Hotel John B took a call from Andy A suggesting the forecast for the following day favoured doing the Aonach Eogach ridge. The conversation continued and the next thing I knew we were committed !
The following day we rose at…
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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The weather forecast had dire warnings for travel so very limited turn out Average age of the walkers was 70 y.o. There was just a small amount f snow on roads. But the regular track up Pendle hill was hard packed snow hence slippery. Took took the cross country route to Ogden Clough about 6ins of soft snow. Very few people out on the tops. Sorry the younger members were all at home watching City week in fact all back home before kick off
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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…Continue
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I am keen to get to the Himalayas or perhaps the Andes next year. I'd prefer to go with trusted cronies - so if you might be keen on the same thing please let me know, otherwise I'll book on an Exodus trip (I had to explain to Caroline this is not a one way journey to Switzerland!) in October as an individual. Mike
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