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A cosy bunkhouse in a good location for a damp Saturday’s walking across the Long Mynd. ‘Long’ was the operative word here but thankfully the leader allowed a return by rail from the furthest point and Sunday saw a revitalised group ascend the old favourites of Caer Caradoc and The Lawley. Video on the Club’s

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Sunshine and crevasses! What more could you want? OK, a little less of the latter! During three days rigorous training with the guides (including a few schnapps) the group practised crevasse rescue and then short roping on the Mittlere Guslarspitze (3128m) before heading off independently. Having successfully negotiated the glaciers up to the Guslarjoch (3361

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Sunshine? In Wales?! Again?!!! Apart from the water treatment at the hut failing, the rest of the weekend went smoothly if a little too hot at times.  Saturday saw two members complete a circuit with Y Garn from the hut while another four went off to ‘Discover Scrambling’ with some excellent instruction from the staff

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Luxury accommodation with fluffy towels and wi-fi coupled with a week of baking sunshine! Could this really be a Gentian meet in Scotland? It certainly was as the photos show. Total score: three Munros and two Corbetts (one left for next time). More pics and video on the Club’s Facebook page.  

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A good bunkhouse and better weather than predicted. What more could you want? Other than a short and focused AGM which was achieved thanks to our Chair! Ridge walks were completed on both days along with the wonderfully scenic waterfalls walks nearby including one where you go behind the fall (see video!) Video on the

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It’s a long drive round to the SW Lakes but on this occasion it proved worthwhile. The Club’s inspection of the newly opened Little Ground House hut found it up to the mark with the all important wood-burner in the comfortable lounge area and more that adequate heating in the bedrooms. On Saturday the weather

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A few pics below (click ‘Read More) from the Feb 2018 Gentian Scottish Winter meet. First day was training event with Steven Fallon Mountain Guiding. Thanks to the guides, John King and David Buckett, for some excellent training in avalanche risk, ice-axe braking and crampon use. Skills learned or refreshed were put to  good use

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Having got the hut fire going, the weekend started with a pricey but enjoyable meal at the nearby pub. With a poor forecast, the plan on Saturday was to start the circuit of Yr Aran but ascend the S ridge of Snowdon if conditions had improved by Bwlch Cwm Llan. In the event, a view

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Crampons and cakes: members enjoyed a three night meet at the very comfortable Holly Lodge at Ingleton (underfloor heating, dishwasher, en-suites and wifi are unfortunately not guaranteed on future meets). Rather strangely, there was less snow in the area than in the Midlands but enough to need at least kahtoolas for Phil’s Saturday route up

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Stayed at the comfortable Star Bunkhouse. On Saturday, all three groups got back without using head torches (is this a Club record for a Dinner Meet?). Time then to get changed and onto the minibuses for an excellent meal at The Bear in Crickhowell, followed by a talk from a member of the Brecon Mountain