Mike Chambers's Blog (13)

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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Added by Mike Chambers on January 23, 2017 at 11:17 — No Comments

High Mountain trip Next Year

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

Added by Mike Chambers on October 21, 2016 at 17:04 — 2 Comments

Saunders Lakeland Mountain Marathon 2016

Great to be out with Tony Hewitson this weekend in weather that was cold wet and windy (Sat) and not much better (Sun). Good navigation and steady pace got us halfway up the field. Up for next year with (hopefully) a strong MoB presence.

Mike

Added by Mike Chambers on July 3, 2016 at 23:07 — 1 Comment

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…

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

BMC Newsletter

http://www.thebmc.co.uk/Newsletter.aspx?id=106

 

Out now - just follow the link.

 

Mike

Added by Mike Chambers on February 27, 2012 at 12:34 — No Comments

BMC Courses

Dear Club Contact,

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Added by Mike Chambers on February 17, 2012 at 13:05 — No Comments

Bothy Adventure

There were just three of us, Andy, Dave and myself. Work gave up the fight on Friday and we were away in mid afternoon; heading for the western end of loch Arkaig at the southern end of Knoydart; a remote spot. We sheltered from the rain in the Moffat Chippy as we have done many times before pressing on to begin the walk-in. Our wild life drive revealed a pine martin, lots of deer and a dancing fox. An hour and a half's walk  in the wind, rain and darkness brought us to an empty bothy. It's…

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Added by Mike Chambers on December 3, 2011 at 0:09 — 1 Comment

Staying Solvent

The club's financial system is very primitive. We collect subs, pay more than half of what we collect to the BMC, act as a bank for various (self financing) trips and occasionally buy sandwiches, pay YHA subscriptions or buy some of the bits and pieces we cannot borrow.

 

Analysts will recognise immediately that:

 

  • we get all our income during the first few weeks of the year - so we have to make the money last
  • when an event isn't self financing that…
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Added by Mike Chambers on September 28, 2011 at 14:37 — 1 Comment

News from BMC - May need to hurry to get on these - likely to be good quality

Dear Club Contact,

 

 

 

Please would you make your club & committee aware of the following series of specialist training courses that the BMC will be running for Club Members over the next 12 months?

 

 

 

 

 

BMC Training Courses

 

 

 

The BMC's Clubs’ Committee is organising a series of training weekends for BMC club members. The weekends have been set up in response to the BMC Club…

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Added by Mike Chambers on September 20, 2011 at 20:45 — 1 Comment

Draft statement on the involvement of young people in club activities

Following discussion at recent club meetings we have agreed to adopt the following policy concerning the involvement of young people (less than eighteen years of age) in the club’s activities.

 

The Mountaineering Club of Bury wishes to promote the involvement of all parts of the community in adventurous outdoor activities. We want to ensure that, through the club, people are able to participate in these activities safely and within the policies and guidance of the British…

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Added by Mike Chambers on June 22, 2011 at 20:35 — 3 Comments

From BMC...for us!!!!!!!!!!!

BMC North West Area Meeting & Lakes Festival of Climbing

 

The next BMC North West area gathering is on Monday 23rd May at the Belmont Bull, just north of Bolton at 7.30pm.

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Added by Mike Chambers on May 20, 2011 at 17:52 — No 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

Mike and Caroline en France

It’s a simple formula; drive to Dover, catch the ferry, sleep somewhere cheap and enjoy the Alps in glorious sunshine. But it rained, heavily and our remote village near Le Desert on the GR54 offered bread twice per week…and little…

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Added by Mike Chambers on September 2, 2010 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

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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

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

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