Archive of historic meet reports :

  • Photos from Denham Meet – 10th Sept 2020
  • Ben Nevis Unofficial Ice Meet 2013
    I was very happy to get a call from Matt Reed not long after the last Fylde CIC meet to ask if I fancied another trip to the Ben as there were some free places in the hut. The conditions were said to be very good and there seemed to be a good chance of getting … Read More
  • Fylde Crag has another route
    Our eponymous crag in The Anti Atlas Mountains of Morocco proved once again to be an irresistible draw for Woody during our fourth trip to the region this March. Accordingly he press ganged a young recruit by the name of Hamish Legge to accompany him and cruised up to the crag “for a little look”. The … Read More
  • Easter 2012 – Antalya, Turkey
    Well, another excellent Easter Hot Rock trip has been and gone with plenty of climbing, walking and sightseeing along with a new departure for the club, scuba diving. I hope that everybody enjoyed the trip and an extensive report with photos will occupy most of the next FMC Newsletter. To those who came – thank you … Read More
  • Easter 2012 – Antalya, Turkey
    Over the last few years club members have enjoyed excellent Easter trips to a variety of destinations – the weather hasn’t always been sunny but we have always had loads of fun, even with Icelandic volcanoes and Egyptian idols plotting our downfall. The venue for the FMC Easter 2012 trip has been set as Antalya in … Read More
  • Ice Trip 2013 – Gignod
    Saturday 26th January to Saturday 2nd February This winter we will be staying in a rented house in a village called Gignod just North of Aosta. This venue gives the choice of climbing at, for instance, Val de Cogne, Valsavaranche, Val de Rhemes, Gressoney and others, as well as ski-ing at Pila, and short(ish) drives to … Read More
  • Ice Trip 2012 – Massif des Ecrins
    Saturday 28th January to Saturday 4th February 2012     This winter we will be staying in a rented house in a village called Villard St Pancrace in The Massif des Ecrins. Whilst not having any climbing on the doorstep the venue gives the choice of climbing in either Fressinieres / Fournel / Ceillac to the … Read More
  • FMC gets crag named after it.
    Any one who’s listened to me going on about it or read my bits in the newsletters about it will know I’m just a little bit enthusiastic about an area of Morocco known as The Anti Atlas Mountains. Myself and Alan Blackburn have now been there three times. On at least one of each trip we … Read More
  • Ice Trip 2011 – Cogne – and how to get on it………
    The FMC annual Euro Ice Fest is now taking bookings. A return to Cogne in the Aosta Valley, Italy is planned, click read more to get the low down on dates, flights and accommodation. Spurred on by the efforts of Darren (thanks for the use of your mailing list Darren) in publicising his March 2011 winter climbing … Read More
  • La Grave 2010 climbing and skiing report
    As usual an exciting week was had by the team, magnificently organised by that well known chef, Martin Bennett. Thrilling times were guaranteed by the presence of Alan “stormbringer, harbinger of doom” Blackburn. Nick Hepburn arrived safely without any detours involving transcontinental train detours but Frank got to within 30 miles and then had a three … Read More
  • Ben Nevis CIC meet 2009
    On 10 March Darren,Tony,Dave,Mick, Alan and myself toiled with big sacks up to a fantastic looking blue sky snowy Ben. One of the first people we met on the way up was a mountain guide I know in Keswick who lives next to the surgery (16/4/2010-this was Chris Walker-tragically killed with a client in feb 2010 … Read More
  • 2010 icefall climbing/ski-ing meet
    Sat 30th Jan to Sat 6th Feb 2010 The venue is La Grave in the Ecrins region of the French Alps. This is one of the best known icefall climbing spots in Europe with many climbs from grade III upwards with approaches from 15 mins to 2 hours. Other venues can be reached from here. Ski … Read More
  • Caving Meet Clapham 20 / 21st November (Early Booking Essential)
    Ten places have been booked for friday and sat night in the newClapham Bunkhouse for the caving meet. The cost for two nights will be £25 with the added advantage of being within staggering distance of one of the best pubs in the area, the New Inn. Two place are already gone, myself as met leader … Read More
  • Midweek Brigade enjoys dry rock early Summer 09
    This year there are a number of us who find, for one reason or another, we can climb when it’s dry as opposed to waiting for the weekend, when it might not be. And according to Nick H it hasn’t been – he hadn’t managed a route in the Lakes this year until last week! But … Read More
  • Cold Euro Ice Meet – 31st Jan 2009
    As usual although the meet card suggests this meet will begin 7th February the reality is a little different – in fact it will end then! This year we’ll again have a change from the old favourite Cogne, instead heading for the area around Briancon. This district will be familiar to those who’ve enjoyed Clive’s recent … Read More
  • Skye Meet 2008 – Report
    Alan Blackburn and my self decided to make the long drive to Skye for the Bank Holiday weekend. Contrary to popular belief Al’s reputationfor attracting bad weather is a myth. We enjoyed three days of wall towall blue skies and sunshine. There was even a cool easterly to keepthe midges away…. Over a three day period … Read More
  • Free Exhibition “Imaging Everest – The Sherpa’s Tale”, Leyland
    This exhibition provides an insight into the lives of Sherpa communities during and leading up to the first successful ascent by the most famous Sherpa of them all – Tenzing Norgay. The Sherpa communities of Nepal and Tibet are known worldwide for their knowledge, climbing skills and loyalty to visiting climbers. The images were taken over a thirty … Read More