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Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee

The CC Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee started out with 3 days of appalling weather, raining at valley level and dumping lots of snow higher up. The main areas of Fornell and Freissenieres were not easily accessible. At this stage the trip was already...

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West Cornwall - Chair Ladder, Lizard & South Coast

West Cornwall Volume 2 now in the eShop This guide has been edited by Des Hannigan and is in two sections: Section 1 covers Chair Ladder and the South Coast by Paul Harrison, Pete Greening and Tom Last Section 2 covers The Lizard Predonnock Head...

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Andrew James Walker

Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend and fellow CC member Andrew James Walker. Andrew is a gnarly "old school" climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has done oodles of big, serious...

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Halloween Meet Meet - 2017

19 of us turned up for the final meet of the year. Most of us arrived on Friday, armed with pumpkins and Halloween tat, and spent the evening fixing cobwebs, spiders and assorted rubber vermin about the hut. Graham even scampered up the ladder to...

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50th Anniversary Ascent of "Right Angle"

Finally here's the wee video I made to celebrate the 50th anniversary ascent of "Right Angle" at Gurnard's Head in Cornwall and first climbed on August 26th 1966 by my friend and climbing buddy Iain Peters at the tender age of 17! The rather ambitious...

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New Members Meet - 2017

A dozen members and an aspirant joined the autumn New Members Meet at Ynys Ettws despite an unfavourable forecast. Fortunately for the superstitious, we were also joined by (shh...) a non-member - Tim's climbing partner Callum - as the two were on their way back...

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Arrangements for the AGM weekend

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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk’s talk after the AGM

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Johnny Dawes Coaching Sessions at the AGM

Free thinking, spur of the moment adventures – turn up, be entertained, learn some stuff from a legend, and see where it takes you on the day and beyond! Johnny Dawes’ essentials of elegant motion “There are so many rock […]

Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee

The CC Ice Meet in L’Argentiere La Bessee started out with 3 days of appalling weather, raining at valley level and dumping lots of snow higher up. The main areas of Fornell and Freissenieres were not easily accessible. At this […]

BMC ORG

The BMC ORG has published its January newsletter, with the news that the review of the ORG report and its recommmendations has been extended. The BMC AGM will now be on the 16th of June. BMC ORG January Newsletter … […]

Downes Hut – Water Supply

There is currently no water supply to the Downes hut. This means no tea, no showers, no flushing toilets, so best to avoid the hut for the time being. It is due to a burst major pipe under the main […]

2018 AGM and Dinner

February 23rd, 24th 25th 2018, Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis UPDATE The AGM weekend is all coming together. We have arranged a special discounted deal with the Beacon climbing wall for CC members as follows: Over 80’s Free. Adult should be […]

Richard Gilbert

We are sad to report that Richard passed away on the 16th January. We offer our condolsnces to his family and friends.

West Cornwall – Chair Ladder, Lizard & South Coast

West Cornwall Volume 2 now in the eShop This guide has been edited by Des Hannigan and is in two sections: Section 1 covers Chair Ladder and the South Coast by Paul Harrison, Pete Greening and Tom Last Section 2 […]

Black Forest Meet Report

The Black Forest. Good for cake and trumpet playing certainly, but for climbing? Since arriving in Freiburg in the spring of 2015 I had explored the Forest and had certainly been impressed by the number and size of the trees […]

Mountain Festival in Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz Alpine Club invites you to join Mountain Festival in Pamir Mountains. We are waiting for climbers from all over the world to celebrate 90th anniversary of first ascent to Lenin Peak, 7134m. Celebration with various activity – ascent […]

Andrew James Walker

Here is a Xmas offering and a wee video about my friend and fellow CC member Andrew James Walker. Andrew is a gnarly “old school” climber with loads of bonkers tales to tell of a life less ordinary and has […]

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