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.
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A long weekend away in early March 2024 (dates are provisional but basically the weekend of 9/10th March 2024) in shared accommodation. Eskdale is one of the great Lake District dales, and the Club has not been there for a good few years. There is something for everyone - high level rugged mountain walks, lowerContinue reading "Eskdale: Mountain walking, scrambling and climbing in the Lake District"
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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)"
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"
Ralph will lead us on this linear walk of 25km/15.5miles over Pumlumon and Nant Y Moch Skyline to the west shore of Nant Y Moch reservoir. Total ascent 1094m/3590ft. Car shuffles will be arranged nearer the time. We'll start at 9.45am at the Landrover track opposite Lle'r-Neuaddau Farm. OS Explorer Map 213, grid reference SNContinue reading "Walk: Pumlumon. 25km/15.5miles, 1094m/3590ft ascent (Hard)"
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"
Technical bouldering on sandstone boulders in a beautiful forest surrounding the village of Fontainebleau, France. This popular destination is a must-visit place for every climber and the Club will be visiting for a week in April 2024*. You'll improve your technique here with tiny footholds, balancy moves, slopers and mantel top-outs as well as beingContinue reading "Trip: Club climbing trip to Fontainebleau, France"