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Colin & Rick on the Ben

Ben Nevis March 21st 2009



Colin and I made the long trek up to the Ben last weekend which actualy ended up being longer than usual due to :



Blindly following the sat nav, which thought it would be funny to take us on a tour of scotlands lesser known hamlets!

Thick fog and suicidal red deer!



We did eventually arrive at the north face car park in the wee ours of the… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on March 25, 2009 at 1:00 — No Comments

What do you fancy doing ? - your choice!

What do you fancy doing ? - your choice!

The few days climbing described here were a bit of a revelation to me. In the past I’ve either been winter climbing or summer rock climbing. The bit in the middle where its too warm for one but too wet and cold for the other has been a bit of a frustration. Not any more “ mountaineering” I’m hooked!



Derek and I had planned to spend… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on February 28, 2009 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

Mission Accomplished

5285 mtrs of very hard work. Job well done by the A Team. Fantastic views (approx 100 miles either direction) especially at sunrise.Gruelling glacier crossing, 'sporty' and exposed scramble in the dark at 4 a.m. Great elation on the top, grim descent, monstrous walk down to car park and bumper to bumper traffic all the way back to Mexico City. Bad sunburn and trashed toes....but what a wonderful mountaineering experience!

Added by Ivor Smith on February 17, 2009 at 3:38 — 1 Comment

Chock Stone Gully with Barney Woodhead 7th Feb 2009

With Rick away skiing I was without a partner, until Barney called me up for an update and said he had a pass out for the Saturday. Going out on a Saturday at least gives you the Sunday to recover. 4am the alarm goes off, it's almost got to the stage where Mrs K and I are like ships passing in the night as she is just going to bed and I’m getting up, but it’s a small price to pay for a good day out. Not having been out with Barney for a while we chatted all the way there missing the South Lakes… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on February 15, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

Central Gully Idwall Jan 2009 This week Rick and myself had been watching the temperatures rising, would the there be any ice left in Wales or was it back to Scrambling and waiting till Scotland to …

Central Gully Idwall Jan 2009



This week Rick and myself had been watching the temperatures rising, would the there be any ice left in Wales or was it back to Scrambling and waiting till Scotland to get a fix. To maximise our chances it was going to be a 5am start to take advantage of the lower night time temperatures. Rick was punctual as usual all be it a bit bleary eyed, with me waiting on the door step we made a speedy getaway. On the way down the car read 6 degrees it wasn’t… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on January 27, 2009 at 19:51 — No Comments

Clogwyn Ddu Pillar Chimney IV

Getting out of a warm bed for theses early starts doesn’t get any easier, though experience tells me its always worth the effort…but that doesn’t help much at 4am!

Stuff down some breakfast and it’s off to meet up with Derek and the lads. Mark and Colin are meeting us at Derek’s and just to wind them up we're sat in the car, engine running looking at our watches as they pull up!



We go through the usual routine. Watching the thermometer in the car as we approach N. Wales, willing… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on January 26, 2009 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Eel Crag Sunday 18.1.09

Ian brewster and myself.

Blown out for the Cairngorms.....We headed to the lakes.



Left rammy at 7.15 am and with a clear run to Braithwaite we were soon heading up towards Street How and Grisedale Pike, at the summit the wind picked up from next to nothing with a bit of sun to a steady blow and the ice axes came out.

Headed off on a slight Northerly detour to Hopegill head, Ski goggles on, Ian and I decided to try the crampons as the ground became a little more icey, these… Continue

Added by Stuart R on January 18, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

Climbing High

MOB International
7-8 Feb 2009.

Location: Amecameca, Estadio de Mexico

Descripion: Hard work; experience of glaciers and high level altitudes desirable

Attempted summit climb Ixtaccihuatl 5285 m (3rd highest peak en Mehico)

All welcome; Ryan Air/ Easyjet?

Added by Ivor Smith on January 17, 2009 at 19:09 — 2 Comments

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Added by Sue on January 10, 2009 at 9:56 — 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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