The Club met at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig, Snowdonia for the Annual Dinner Meet on 5th Nov 2016. More to follow but here is a photo I took on return to the hut Saturday afternoon. I was assured it was a Mountain Leader event and that no crime had occurred.
I’m sure many of you know Ralph and Katy Phipps who were founding members of the Gentian Club in 1974. They now live in Spain producing a website recording walks across Spain. Click or copy and paste this link to your browser http://www.walksinspain.org/wordpress/ Their website also provides a link to The Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers site for further insights
A weekend of contrasts as on Saturday the weather denied us the hills. 50-60 mph winds, very heavy rain and low cloud was provided for the group of five. Phil was leading on Sunday for another group albeit the wind had dropped rain and cloud persisted near Llanberis. This walk, 13 miles and 3500 ft, above the Sychnant Valley after
While trawling the internet I was delighted to see the continued existence of the Gentian Club. In the early seventies I had just left school in Jersey and like many young islanders I was yearning for the experience of large open spaces. Joining the YHA was a natural choice at the time and George Watkins
All, Independent Hostels have posted the ‘Badrallach Bothy on Little Loch Broom’ blog written by Mike following the Clubs’ visit to the area earlier in the year. Included is a short piece about the Club to attract more members. Thanks to Steve B and Ted for organising and to Mike for the article. Have a good
We have received the following from the BMC regarding the rebrand to Climb Britain. To: BMC affiliated clubs BMC rebranding – engagement with clubs Following my email of earlier this week I am writing to draw your attention to the update article as posted on the BMC website yesterday, see: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/climb-britain-update-from-the-bmc There has been a strong
The Gentian MC embroidered badges (also known as sew on patches, sewn on patches or sew on badges) are now available at £2.00 + p&p from the Membership Secretary. There may also be a supply at meets so no p&p required. Embroidered in white and Gentian blue thread, displaying these high quality patches sewn onto
Nine Gentians met at Ynysmarchog Bunkhouse near Trecastle on Friday 15th July. Saturday dawned with good promise so we set off south towards Glyntawe by car then headed out to climb Carmarthen Fan to include Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog and Picws Du. The weather was appalling! Heavy rain, 20 metre visibility and strong winds were the order