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Walk: St Briavels. 16km/10 miles (Short/easy)

Join Jen on this 10 mile undulating walk from St Briavels following Forest of Dean and Offa's Dyke footpaths. We'll start at 10am behind the Youth Hostel. OS Explorer Maps OL14, grid reference SO 559046.

Walk: Henrhyd Falls to Sinc Giedd. 20km/12miles, 700m/2300ft ascent (Hard)

Mark will lead us on this hard walk of 20km/12miles and 700m/2300ft ascent starting with the spectacular Henrhyd Falls before making our way westwards to ascend Cribarth. We'll make our way over to the remote Sinc Giedd feature before returning via Craig Y Nos to the start point. Rough ground and paths. We'll start atContinue reading "Walk: Henrhyd Falls to Sinc Giedd. 20km/12miles, 700m/2300ft ascent (Hard)"

Talk: An ascent of Island Peak, with Tristan Blanchard

Goytre Village Hall (GVH) Newtown Road, Penperlleni, Pontypool, United Kingdom

Earlier this year Tristan Blanchard who is a member of Gwent Mountaineering Club, together with several friends and sherpa guide successfully reached the summit of Imja Tse / Island Peak (6189m/20,305ft) in the Nepal Himalaya.   Come and join us to hear more about Tristan's successful high altitude climb which, by pure chance, was achievedContinue reading "Talk: An ascent of Island Peak, with Tristan Blanchard"

Talk: The Haute Route on Ski – Twice

Goytre Village Hall (GVH) Newtown Road, Penperlleni, Pontypool, United Kingdom

A talk by Ken Prandy, being a composite of skiing two Haute Routes, in very different conditions. To quote from Peter Cliff's guidebook: "a long and committing traverse through some of the most outstanding scenery in the Alps", "the longest and hardest (variation) being the Classic Route with the Zermatt-Saas Fee Variation, which crosses 23Continue reading "Talk: The Haute Route on Ski – Twice"

Weekend climb: Coastal climbing

The location in West Wales will be confirmed nearer the time but likely to be either Portland/South Pembrokeshire/Carmarthen/Culm Coast. Weather/tide dependant location. Trad + Sport.

Indoor climb

Summit Centre, Trelewis The Old Drift Mine Trelewis, Treharris

Wednesday evening climbing at The Summit Centre, Trelewis starting at 6pm.

Climb: Wintour’s Leap (Trad and Sport)

Saturday climbing at Wintour's Leap. Timings will be advised via climbing group comms. For more details please contact John Jones. UKC Logbook (ukclimbing.com): Wintour's Leap

Climb: Tirpentwys (sport)

Tirpentwys

Sport climbing at Tirpentwys Timings will be advised via climbing group comms for more details please contact John Jones. UKC Logbook - Tirpentwys (ukclimbing.com) Tirpentwys - South Wales Climbing Wiki (SWCW)