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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

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In a word: sunny! Cags remained in rucksacks all week while the group managed lots of rough walking and a couple of peaks with a tram ride and a boat trip thrown in. After five days of refuge meals survivors celebrated with tapas at the seaside. Full trip report due in Club Newsletter and more

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In brief: damp on Saturday, less damp on Sunday but a good time had by all. The Stables bunkhouse was an excellent base for a venture onto Kinder in the rain and a chance to practice stream crossings as well as spotting a rock shaped liked a well-known US President. Having tested the bunkhouses drying

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August in the Lake District – a good time to enjoy summer weather. Well, Lake District summer weather anyway? Fortunately our new members Debbie and Stephanie knew enough of the Lakes not to be put off by the showers as we climbed up Stickle Ghyll or the bitter August wind on the summit of Pavey

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One day in the clouds, one day in the sun – truly this was a Welsh Summer Meet! Seven of us shared the beautiful and remote setting of the Mountain Club Hut at Bryn Hafod and visited the summit of Aran Fawddwy twice (once merely for the achievement and once for the views) A full