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 sea cliff climbers from London and Cornwall and 2 climbers from Bolton. DK

Website fees

Fees (£169) have been paid for the year. WS

Static rope

A static rope will be bought and added to MOB kit which can be used for Lundy and abseiling practise. DK/JT

Hut meets

To avoid situations where hut places are booked based on initial interest but later places are spare leaving the club liable for hut fees etc, places will only be reserved on payment.  If a member cannot then attend and a substitute not found, they will lose the monies paid, which will be used to pay their hut fees.

BMC training grants

Still waiting to hear.  The BMC have been contacted a dozen times but still no definitive answer.  JB

2.    Monthly meet ideas

Any ideas for the monthly meets to be passed onto Tony e.g. First Aid etc. TH

3.    First aid kit

Following discussions last month when members expressed support for buying a first aid kit that could be taken on events, Ron has agreed to take this forward and buy a kit.  All suggestions welcome. RP

4.    Club kit

The club kit list is now visible on the forum page of the website.  If anyone needs to borrow kit, text Tony to arrange pick up or Derek. 

5.    Future events

Scottish winter walk – March 4th

Money due in if a place has been reserved (£10pppn).  If not places will be allocated as payment is received which may result in members losing places previously reserved. MC (see website for further details).

Wales multi activity weekend – October 2nd

Places still available. (£32pp). MD (see website for further details). 

Wilton Festival – September 5th

Hopefully this can be well supported despite several climbers being in Lundy at this time. JB

Night navigation

Following last year’s successful night navigation event, it is hoped to repeat this again around November maybe accompanied by a talk.


Ian Brewster volunteered to run a quiz in the near future.  IB

6.    Upcoming events

Navigation skills day – August 23rd

A day in the Shap Fells to practise map work and navigation skills.  Meeting 8.30 am at Tebay services (JCT 38-39).  If possible bring a 1:50 000 map (pink) of the Penrith and Keswick (Landranger 90) and a compass. IB


19/8 – Cows Mouth Quarry – Ron Price


On a Weds evening – tbc- JW


7.    Next meeting – September 2nd

Review of BMC huts.

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