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Lucky, lucky b*$@*rd!..

 

Just in case you missed this on the news...

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12324297

 

When you think you need to put crampons on, put 'em on before walking anywhere!

Added by Colin Parr on January 31, 2011 at 22:23 — No Comments

Royal wedding weekend

I have a booking pencilled in for the Bury Hostel the weekend of April 29th.Its a well placed hut as some of you will know as I not paid any deposit we need to quick if we want to use it it cost about £200 for weekend and sleeps 28 so it could be cheap to use full info on hut google Buryhostel+Greenside need numbers asap Dave Dickson

Added by David Dickson on January 25, 2011 at 8:45 — 2 Comments

Next Weekend

Hi - I am looking to get out next weekend - both days or just Sat - walk, climb, mountain bike, trek anywhere. Anything going on?

Added by Mike Chambers on January 24, 2011 at 7:35 — 2 Comments

Time to reflex on the good days

It was Christmas Eve and things where slotting together nicely. A day off, pass out and a VERY GOOD forecast, certainly not a day to be missed.  3.30am the alarm went off (I knew I’d be tired later that night but Ann wouldn’t miss me if I fell asleep on the couch as she would be watching the box).  By 5am we were leaving Blackburn north bound, Stars shining and the thermometer reading -10.  Like everyone we’d been browsing the Web (The down side of the internet highway.) and all the ice was…

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Added by Derek Kenyon on January 22, 2011 at 19:14 — 1 Comment

Geoff I'm sorry !

At team of six went down to Wales today for a MOB introductory winter climbing session. Colin, Keith, Derek and Myself being the more experienced members were going to show Lee and Geoff the ropes on some easy gully climbs....a nice mountaineering day out.

 

Things started well. Geoff and I intended to do Tower Gully, a nice grade I/II , as a starter. I wasn't sure how much Geoff had done or how he was going to handle the conditions. Of course in the true tradition of the MOB…

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Added by Rick Riding on January 10, 2011 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

127 Hours -The Movie

        I have just noticed ,for anyone who may be interested,that Film 4 are showing a short "127 hours" special(before the Godfather Trilogy-a homage to Derek)I think it starts at either 8.30 or 8.50pm depending on which TV guide you're looking at.

Added by Brian Knowles on January 1, 2011 at 14:46 — 2 Comments

Video - Derek & Rick on North East spur of Y Garn , 30th Dec 2010

Inspired by some of the climbing videos I've been watching on tinternet, I thought I'd have a go at recording a day out myself. Its maybe not quite got the drama of leo Holding on El Cap, or the grunting of Chris Sharma, but Derek does do a little muttering to himself...and some steady climbing in adverse conditions. ( it also features some goats!)

 

If you watch carefully you can see Dereks , quite understandable, reaction to seeing the camera in my hand ( where the rope…

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Added by Rick Riding on December 31, 2010 at 0:30 — 3 Comments

Some inspiring videos for aspiring mountaineers.

Check out the Steve House footage. I think even I would want two hands on the rope from my belayer on this ground! Just shows what kind of footage you can get filming yourselves though...must try harder!

 

http://www.andy-kirkpatrick.com/blog/view/cayesh_the_calling

 

and here is my latest effort. Not quite in the same league! ( video of Mark " House" Davies)

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Added by Rick Riding on December 28, 2010 at 2:00 — No Comments

Cautley Spout

Just been looking at Cautley spout on UK Climbing. Its a 250m grade 3 and apparently in fantastic condition at the moment. Well worth looking at:



http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=162193



http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=161363



Worth noting its probably even better than when these pictures were… Continue

Added by Will Hardman on December 22, 2010 at 12:24 — No Comments

How to videos - some good stuff here!

Hi

Stumbled across this guy on youtube. He does some great videos showing basic climbing set ups and answering questions. Well worth a look even for those with a lot of experience, some good tips !

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/mikebarter387#p/a/8D9710F1DA39CFE5/0/3VXfrIAgpG0

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Added by Rick Riding on December 20, 2010 at 3:00 — No Comments

Link to article with Info on Kalymnos

Some info on Kalymnos for those considering Daves trip.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=3150

Added by Rick Riding on December 11, 2010 at 11:37 — 1 Comment

Muscly!!

Someone at work found this.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y_Jcmy6i8A

Have a good giggle lol x


Added by Louise Martin on November 26, 2010 at 17:25 — 2 Comments

Our friend Geoff

Dear all

It is with regret that I have to inform you that Geoff Fletcher Passed away last Friday night. He had been ill for quite a few years but had not let it get him down and he stayed as active as he could right up to the end.

Geoff started coming out with the club back in the early 80's and came on many weekends.

He had been a very keen walker and fell runner "Probably…

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Added by Derek Kenyon on November 23, 2010 at 18:55 — No Comments

"999 SMS" this may be useful

Just came across this on UK CLIMBING site. its worth knowing, never really thought about it before.


Details here:…
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Added by Rick Riding on November 19, 2010 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

No way. No way. No really, no way.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9iB7KCUy-0


Imagine trying to belay him... You'd never be able to get enough slack out! ;-)

Added by Colin Parr on November 10, 2010 at 18:41 — No Comments

Funniest thing I've seen in ages

Reminded me of someone I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHVLdhXqmU0

Added by Ian Atkinson on November 3, 2010 at 21:05 — 2 Comments

Off belay(in the spirit of the UKC forum)

There seems to be such an uncanny resemblance amongst club members(evidenced by the photos we all choose to display on "my page") .Has anyone else noticed this extraordinary fact and come up with a possible expanation ?

Cheers

Added by Brian Knowles on October 4, 2010 at 18:13 — No Comments

Weekend in the lakes

What amazing weather we had for our long overdue weekend in the Lakes! ` Little Chamonix` was our goal and after waiting for the Autumn sunshine to warm the wind chilled rocks we set off en route. The first pitch proved quite daunting to me and much harder than it looked since some of the rocks were worn quite smooth in places. At the back of my mind I was trying to picture the tricky move yet to come and was feeling a little worried and rather shaky. The…

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Added by Julie Proctor on September 27, 2010 at 22:12 — 2 Comments

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