Joint Pinnacle/Climbers Club Meet July 2014

11th to 20th July 2014 The meet was supposed to start on 11th and end on 20th, but it spilt over into the weeks either side; I didn’t arrive until 13th via a motorbike treasure hunt and am grateful to Hilary for arranging the communal...

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Bouldering Coaching Meet 2014

Bouldering Coaching Meet 2014, Downes Hut Attendees: Alison Cairns, Peri Stracchino, Astrid Saxby, Andy Saxby, Clair Wilson, Steve Blackman and of course our coach for the weekend Andy Swann. Last years meet was obviously enjoyed by everyone including the coach as this year Andy was...

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Astrid Saxby determination paid off

Lundy Supplement 2014

This supplement is intended to be used with the current Climbers’ Club guide to Lundy, published in 2008, and supersedes the supplement published in 2013. Listed are: descriptions of new routes climbed since the guide’s publication; details of previously unrepeated routes that have since received a...

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Peak Mix & Match Meet May 2014

Peak Mix & Match Meet, 16-18th May 2014 Attendees: Alison Cairns, Andy Cairns, Robert Dufton, Peri Stracchino, Astrid Saxby, Andy Saxby, Ali Wood, Dave Wynne-Jones, Adele Long (guest), Hilary Lawrenson, Sam Fletcher, Mick Green, Nic Dieu, Rich Ellis, Crispin Cooper, Peter Murphy, Clair Wilson, Mike...

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Ali Wood at Birchens

South West Climbs Volume II

The second volume of the selected South West Climbs, due to be published in mid-May, covers the Granite of West Penwith, Dartmoor, the Channel Islands and Lundy - the guide also covers the North Cornish and North Devon coasts. CC members may pre-order - FRCC members please visit...

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Immaculate Arête (Pordenack Point) Paul Harrison photo: David Simmonite

AGM and Dinner Meet Report

The weekend started casually with members gathering in the Hawkshead Brewery for a quiz presented by our President, Richard Wheeldon. It was a great fun evening and a pleasant way to ease into the weekend, renew acquaintances, and make new ones, all washed down with...

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Richard and our after dinner speaker, Paul Ross


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Lundy Update

Update 19-August Please note that the climbs Box Zawn and Deep Zawn in Jenny’s Cove, as well as the climbs Big Zawn, Grand Falls Zawn and Gannets Front Route, will remain closed until further notice as they are still occupied […]

Rjukan Icefest Meet, January 2015

15th - 25th January 2015 (primary dates). Update – 20 August I have now received confirmation that the hostel bed night costs and the in-house breakfast for next January shows no increase (same for last 3 years). As most regulars know, the […]

Joint Pinnacle/Climbers Club Meet July 2014


11th to 20th July 2014 The meet was supposed to start on 11th and end on 20th, but it spilt over into the weeks either side; I didn’t arrive until 13th via a motorbike treasure hunt and am grateful to […]

Job Opportunity: Alpine Club General Manager

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The AC is looking to recruit an experienced manager to help with the running of the club. This is a salaried position, 5 days a week, and will be based in the Clubhouse, Charlotte Road, London. Details and application procedure […]

New Members Meet, Downes

We have had to change the date of the New members meet at the Downes to the weekend: 10/11 October. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Update, Caravanserai, Compass Point, North Devon

It is no more, the top 2/3rds is lying on the traverse ledge at 1/3 height. The north side of the ridge has also taken a big rockfall, the ridge top is now much narrower than before. Route also in […]

Welsh August Bank Holiday Weekend – Cancelled

Due to the lack of demand the Welsh August Bank Holiday Weekend meet has been cancelled. Justin Shiels – Meet Secretary

Update, Range West Access – Gupton Gate

The access as described in the CC Range West Guide is no longer practicable. The winter storms converted the fishermen’s path onto the north end of Frainslake Beach into a sand cliff, and the army’s attempts at a short diversion […]

Ken and friends, Tour de France (UK)

From the left Ian Whitfield, Simon Cook, Will Cook, Ruth Colwell, Ken Colwell and Andy Myatt.

Stage 2 of The Tour de France Member Ken Cowell and friends cycled from the Downes Hut to joined the huge crowds supporting the  Le Tour de France on its second stage heading into Sheffield from York. The image below […]

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