CIC hut meet Ben Nevis 16th – 18th March 2012

By Ivonne The CIC hut meet saw Aaron, Michael, Florian, Luca and myself travelling and walking up on Friday evening. Only five other climbers stayed in the hut and they were as determined as us to give the winter another chance – and probably the last one for this season […]

manse barn meet, 17th – 19th feb

By Michael A short report on the weekend meet at manse barn. saturdays weather forcast put a bit of a dampner on the meet but it didnt stop it by any means. florian, alika and jules headed up on friday as arranged. on saturday they met with florians friend guito […]

Braedownie

By Burly Given that I’m sitting around the flat bored I thought I’d knock up a short trip report for the Braedownie meet. We were promised an indian summer with a hut just across the road from a wide variety of rock climbing routes. Unfortunately while everywhere south of the […]

Greenland (the short version)

By Martin We got to Greenland OK and did our airdrop onto the glacier, then headed for our landing site just off the glacier ….. that’s where the problems started. The pilot did not feel it was safe to land at the proposed landing site (too many boulders), so he […]

Wildstrubel Ski Tour

By Kevin The trip started with a warm up on the Tete de Coleney in the Grande Massif which gave superb views of Mt Blanc.Tete de ColoneyWe then headed over to the Wildstrubel which is situated in Switzerland north of the Rhone Valley and South West of Kandersteg where we […]

Burns Supper on 25/1/11

By Florian Yesterday the LMC celebrated its annual Burns Supper at the Stirling Castle Pub, and I learned many useful things: 1. The pudding race has a chieftain, and it tastes great. 2. Scots never say bricht and brocht for bright and brought, except when they quote Robbie Burns. 3. […]

Ardnamurchan meet

By Richard The meet happened, and to all those who said it’d be wet, it wasn’t, at least not all the time, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons bothgave very pleasant climbing conditions. None of us – me, Joe and Rob, Veronika, her mate Vera, and Sandra L – climbed on […]

Tower Ridge, a few tears, and a night to remember…

By Richard The weekend based at Onich was terrific, and I’m sure Russell would have been delighted that we all had such a good time in his memory. I don’t intend to monopolise the write-up of the weekend, and it’d be great if others would put in here a few […]

Hot rock in Sicily

Sharp unpolished bolted limestone…..Blissful! Hot Hot Hot! sun shine & dry! One mile of bolted crag behind us and the sea in front, a great setting. lovely brand new & great quality routes on sharp unpolished bolted limestone. 7 days of climbing with the ‘Fat boys climbing club’ (my Huddersfield […]

Alps 2010 – AKA Failure to Feed the Rat

by glaramara I shall keep this brief. Due to moving house and losing lots of climbing partners recently, ended up doing the annual pilgrimage Alpswards with the GF. We began in the Escrins, based at the mosquito cursed campsite in Ailefroide. We humped up to the Ecrins refuge at 3175m […]