MTA Single Pitch Supervisors Training 10th -11th September, 2016

A group of our Aspirant Instructors attend a Mountain Training association Single Pitch supervisor’s course in the Peak district. Thanks to Paul Smith (Rock and Water Adventures) for running an informative and fun course. All got a lot from the course and now need to put what they have learnt  into practice and consolidate their experience prior to assessment .
Saturday morning was spent at Millstone; it was rather damp with the midges out and about. The Afternoon brightened up and we moved to Lawrencefield. Burbage North was Sunday venue. 

Instructors Annual Trip to the Alps 2016

Alec , Dan & Simon's Annual trip to the Alps was a three centre holiday 6 number 4000 meter summits ticked plus a couple of 3000 mtr plus summits. The trip commenced in the Valais Alps camping in Saas Grund .Acclimatization summit of Weissmies 4017 mtrs.(Dan and Alec have previously summited )Plus some climbing on the Jagihorn 3206 mtrs. The main objective of the Nadelgrat was achieved, this is a superb ridge traverse across the Dirruhorn 4035 mtrs, Hohbarghorn  4219 mts, Stecknadelhorn 4241 mtrs also traversing the Ulrichshorn 3925 mts .

Young Climbers Weekend 16th -17th July,2016

Saturday was spent at the popular end of Stange. It was rather damp and wet to begin with; it did clear up for a few hours but then we had another light showers. The young climbers top roped about  15 routes ( see log book on web site ) , with some of the more experienced seconding routes lead by the aspirant/ young  instructors.
It cleared up Saturday evening in fact really quite nice, so after dinner a small group head out to the Cowper stone for some bouldering

Club weekend 9th -10th April, 2016

April’s club trip was to the western grit of the Chew Valley. Saturday - Alex, Lionel where only up for the day meeting us at the campsite.  We headed off to Dovestones Edge which involved a steep walk in which some of us enjoyed other less so. The crag as expected was green and wet  although it dried out somewhat in the afternoon. We all had to wrap up warmly. Despite the greenness of the rock good climbing was had by all, rain finally stopped play.  Definitely worth a return visit when conditions are more favourable.

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