“HORE ZDAR!!” (a Christmas cracker)

    Would you book a winter mountaineering course twelve days before Christmas ? Nah !  Shortest days, weather probably naff,  often no snow anyway. And so it was, that on one of the finest winter days in recent years, and after a cool minus 6 or so at the … Continue reading

Ullapool and Torridon

Dear Diary 1st August Time for a holiday but where to go decisions, decisions, shall I go and lie on a beach somewhere, Via Ferrata in the Dolomites or play in Scotland. No contest Scotland here I come and accommodation duly booked at Ullapool and Torridon Youth Hostels. Friday 28th … Continue reading

Kinlochleven and the Mamores

Kinlochleven Sept 09 Dolly and I decided to head north the weekend of 18/19th Sept to Kinlochleven and play on the Mamores and try and increase Dolly’s Munro count. Setting off after work on the Friday we hit the Clachaig in time for a pint and a chin wag with … Continue reading

FORCAN na zdravi – Scotland

  “A well-engineered stalkers path leads upwards to the bealach………” I used to ask Angela Ryan whether she had met the “well-engineered stoker”  and if she approved…….  ANYWAY, putting that to one side, Ralph Storer’s stock phrase is particularly true at the bottom of Glen Shiel, where a pony trail … Continue reading

Munros Misty and Mellow

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”…… the literati will recall the first line of Keats’ Ode to Autumn; and so as we had passed the equinox, off we went on the last weekend in September for our first autumn trip. Mellow and misty it was. (Fruity I dunno.) Beinn a’ … Continue reading

The Pennine Way

  During the ‘Summer’ I decided to do the Pennine Way. You will notice that the weather failed to realise that it was Summer, thus I failed to gain the tan I was hoping for! However, I had a fantastic time and was joined by many people along the way! … Continue reading

Reports from 2009

Here’s our doings for the year of 2009   Tarn Crag Gulley   Tarn Crag Gulley 09 A winter climbing day in the Lake District Club Winter Weekend 2009 Club Winter weekend 2009 A couple of dozen climbing in Coire an t’Sneachda and winter training on Cairngorm Rjukan Norway February … Continue reading