MKMC Meets – June & July

MKMC July Meet – Tremadog, North Wales

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July 2015

A damp weekend was forecast, but as it turned out the weather was dry, if perhaps a little blustery at times. First to arrive around mid-day on Friday were Martina and Tim, who quickly pitched their tents and headed off to Craig Bwlch-y-Moch. Alex arrived mid-afternoon, and unable to find the others decided on an ascent of Tryfan. Alan and Jason arrived early evening and pitched next to Martina and Tim’s tents. Next to arrive were Ian and Anna who decided on the luxury of staying in the bunk barn.

Saturday morning and the sun was shining. Craig Bwlch y Moch was the first destination and routes such as The Plum, Meshach, Shadrach, Yogi and One Step in the Clouds were all climbed in excellent style. Sadly Ian dropped his camera in the area below The Plum, and although he did a thorough abseil search, it couldn’t be found.

In the evening Alan, Jason and Alex headed into Tremadog to the Golden Fleece Inn where they met up with Anna and Ian. Also there were Rick, Julia, Richard and Emma.

After a damp night Sunday turned out to be another dry, if perhaps a little chilly, day. Members of the group headed off to different areas to walk, climb and sail. Ian and Anna were the last to leave Tremadog. Alan and Jason stayed on the following week, but that’s another story!

Attendees – Alan, Jason S, Alex T, Martina, Tim, Ian R, Anna, Richard, Emma, Rick & Julia.

Thursday 11th to Monday 15th June 2015

For second year running we had great weather for the club trip to the NT campsite at Wasdale Head. During the weekend the clubs members managed a number of ascents of Scafell Pike via both Mickeldore & from Stickle Tarn, while others got out and about into hills doing ascents of Scafell, Kirk’s Fell, Illgill Head – Leo’s first mountain,  plus climbing multi-pitch routes on Great Gable & Scafell Pike, at Buckbarrow and scrambling up various routes incl Lord’s Rake

Several visits to pub to local at Wasdale Head to discuss they our various achievements plus celebrate Andy’s 50 something birthday.

A good weekend had by all despite the clouds of bitie bugs in the evenings.

Attendees – Kent, Ang, Andy, Diane, Steve, Alan W, Alan M, Gavin, Rea, Jason, Connor, Helen, Raj, Mark, Melissa, Dan, Chrissie, Shane & kids plus dogs Leo, Molly & Penny.

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