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…Continue
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Just in case you missed this on the news...
When you think you need to put crampons on, put 'em on before walking anywhere!
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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!
and here is my latest effort. Not quite in the same league! ( video of Mark " House" Davies)
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(Natural anchors . )
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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 !
Added by Rick Riding on December 20, 2010 at 3:00 — No Comments
Some info on Kalymnos for those considering Daves trip.
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…Continue
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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 ?
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