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Tough on the Streets - cushy in the pub

Derek's Street Orienteering idea turned out to be an absolute cracker!

6 brave competitors took to Rammy's notorious roadways. All of them returned (5 on time). Undisputed champion was Nigel (590 points) closely followed by Elliot (500) with a great performance from veteran Dave Dixon (340) who still had the energy to pursue a spurious argument about a control being in someone's garden (come on Dave it was night time!). There were commendable performances by Barry and…


Added by Mike Chambers on December 2, 2015 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

MOB minutes - November 2015

MOB minutes – November 2015

Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 12

 1.   Apologies (JB)

The minutes are back after a couple of meetings absence due to having to work the evenings of the last 2 meetings.

2.    MOB Xmas Do (TH)

It’s getting to this time of year again.  Last year’s venue The Jewel in the Crown went down well and they were very accommodating with the extra numbers that…


Added by Jill Brumby on November 5, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

MOB minutes - August 2015

MOB Minutes – August 2015

Meeting chair TH, minutes JB, members present 18

Thanks to Ron Price for holding a session on first aid in the mountains which was very informative 

1.    Finance

Lundy refunds

Members who have paid for Lundy but are now unable to attend will be able to reclaim a refund but membership fees are to be taken out if they are outstanding for the year.  Spare places have been taken by 2 seasoned…


Added by Jill Brumby on August 13, 2015 at 21:45 — No Comments

Navigation and Compass work

An expert from Silva, the compass manufacturer, is holding a series of workshops on navigation in various Cotswold Stores in the next month or so.

The one in Manchester (Deansgate Store) is on the 5 August at 6.30pm. They are free and last about an hour.

Maybe of interest to MoB members - preparing for Ian's Navigation Skills Day later in August.

Details here -…


Added by Jim Metcalf on July 20, 2015 at 11:25 — No Comments

MOB minutes - July 2015

MOB meeting – July 2015

Meeting chaired TH, minutes JB, members present 9

Apologies: DK

1.    New chairman’s  address

Plans were outlined to build on the club’s current activities and to extend these for instance including booking huts not used before and building up the climbing.

2.    Climbing

It was hoped to host a series of weekly climbing meets but it was strongly recommended (JB) that meets should only go onto…


Added by Jill Brumby on July 7, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Annual General Meeting - June 2015

Minutes – MOB AGM, June 3rd 2015

Meeting chaired JW, Minutes JB, members present 18

1.    Outgoing committee members

Thanks go to Jon Waring for a year’s outstanding contribution as chairman of the MOB with attendance and plenty to say at every meeting during his chairship.

2.    Ongoing committee members

Elliot will continue in his post as treasurer for the second year of his 2 year tenure and Jill will…


Added by Jill Brumby on June 17, 2015 at 16:11 — No Comments

Mob Minutes - May 2015

MOB minutes – May 2015

Chair JW, minutes JB, members present 17.

1.       BMC grants

Applications were submitted for the May 1st deadline for BMC club grants.  It was hoped to apply for some equipment and if possible training support for a MOB member.

Application conditions required all grants to be in with the intention of supporting new members to the club and as such an application was made…


Added by Jill Brumby on May 11, 2015 at 21:43 — No Comments

Fell Race/Tent

Our Race in June is 1week after the Holcombe Hill proper race its 7pm from Hare and Hounds on Weds 10th good training!! for our event. My tent i offered has been collected by a member. I am still going on OAP climbing some weekdays at Stockport for a cheap lunchtime session

Added by dave dickson on May 8, 2015 at 8:36 — No Comments

Free Tent

I have a too large tent sleeps 4 at least only used one trip . If any one wants it please contact me at May meet or tomorrows bike ride Dave Dickson

Added by dave dickson on April 21, 2015 at 20:28 — No Comments

MOB minutes - April 2015

MOB Minutes – April 2015

Chair JW, minutes JB, members present 17

1.   BMC club grants

There are grants available through the BMC to clubs to provide equipment and instruction aimed particularly at encouraging participation for new members.  There is also money available to update websites, newsletters etc.  All applications must be submitted by May 1st.  This information will be added to the website for all members to add comments to. …


Added by Jill Brumby on April 10, 2015 at 11:21 — No Comments

MOB minutes - March 2015

MOB Minutes – March 2015

Meeting chair: JW, minutes: JB

 1.    Subs

Most members have now paid subs for the year.  Any outstanding to Elliot please.

2.    Wales hut – LMC

The weekend we had hoped for mid April is not available and so we have asked for dates around mid-May instead. JB to sort

3.    Fell Race/Walk

Elliot is organising a fell race / bike / walk event on 12th April. …


Added by Jill Brumby on March 12, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

MOB minutes - January 2015

MOB Minutes – January 2015

Chair – JW, minutes taken – JB.     Members present – 14 plus guest Richard Toon.

1.    Richard Toon

Many thanks Richard for entertaining us with your slides.  Having made the mistake of offering to come back I am sure we will see Richard again in the not so distant future.

2.    Xmas…


Added by Jill Brumby on January 13, 2015 at 8:02 — No Comments

Sharp Edge

Sunday 18 of us, 3 being newbies set off from Mungrisdale at 9.15 taking the easy angled valley up to Sharp Edge we giving everyone chance to chat and catch up. As we gained height on Sharp Edge the low lying cloud started to brake to give some lovely views. We had put a couple of ropes in but everyone seemed happy,"just about", with the climbing, although it never gets any easier and as the book says can be tricky in greasy conditions.…


Added by Derek Kenyon on November 25, 2014 at 19:54 — No Comments

MOB minutes - November 2014

MOB Minutes – November 2014

Meeting chaired by JW, minutes JB, members present 18.

  1. 1.    Xmas do

The provisional date of 13th December at The Jewel in the Crown is to be moved until mid-January due to a clash with another event. JB

  1. 2.    Monthly meets

Lisa and Carly have suggested venues for monthly meets throughout next year and will present this to the MOB at…


Added by Jill Brumby on November 10, 2014 at 20:51 — 1 Comment

Zoomtopo of Stanage

Just been reading SUMMIT ,the BMC magazine.Maybe you'll have seen what I'm blogging about.If you don't get SUMMIT,I'll give you the website address to check out ZoomTopo  and  i quote from the article about it below.

The address is

and the article reads,

                              "ZoomTopo is the creation from Sheffield climbers Dan Arkle and Roger Brook.......they have produced a resource the…


Added by Brian Knowles on November 4, 2014 at 20:07 — No Comments

Spare Copy of"The Self Coached Climber" Dan Hague and Douglas Hunter

I've recently bought a second copy of this book because I cannot find the DVD I originally had with it.

The book is a guide to movement when climbing and covers all there is to cover from body awareness through movement,physiology .training ,strength and power .I always go back to it (probably 'cos I need to)to check something particular.

If there's a MOB library,I'm happy to donate but if there isn't.The first person to contact me can have it.And if anyone has the means to…


Added by Brian Knowles on October 22, 2014 at 21:05 — No Comments

In and/or out Wednesday to Saturday this week

I'm free man in Bury to paraphrase Joni Mitchell(cept ,she was in Paris),so I intend doing some climbing am to pm from Wednesday to Saturday this coming week .So if anyone is out and about.I am taking this opportunity to  ask if they would be averse to my company.If either you are or simply  aren't out ,then no reply is teh appropriate response :-))

Added by Brian Knowles on October 19, 2014 at 22:46 — No Comments

MOB Minutes - October 2014

MOB Minutes – October 2015.

Meeting chaired JW, minutes JB, members present 19.

1.    Doug Scott lecture

This has again proved very popular and is now sold out.

2.    T-shirts

These have turned out great – Thanks Juan and Lisa – and were distributed during the meeting with complimentary t-shirts for Dom and…


Added by Jill Brumby on October 3, 2014 at 20:48 — No Comments

MOB minutes - Sept 2014

MOB minutes – September 2014

Meeting chaired by JW, minutes by JB, 27 members present

1.    Website

Whilst security for the members only section of the website is in doubt, I would suggest all members check their details and remove anything they are not happy may be seen by the public.

2.    Doug Scott…


Added by Jill Brumby on September 4, 2014 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Troy 20 August

If anyone is passing through Holcombe Brook en route to Troy ,I would be grateful for alift.    have lost my mobile so landline or a reply to this message are the best ways to contact me .Land line 0120488 2376.

Thanks ,


Added by Brian Knowles on August 20, 2014 at 11:29 — No Comments

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6 Men and a Bothy

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…


Posted by Mark Davies on January 23, 2018 at 15:55

MOB Dec meeting

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…


Posted by John brandon on December 17, 2017 at 12:46

December Mob walk

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

Posted by dave dickson on December 10, 2017 at 20:20

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