Tristan summits Island Peak
On 13th May 2023, Tristan Blanchard, a member of the Gwent Mountaineering Club, successfully reached the summit of Imja Tse/Island Peak (20,305ft) in the Nepal Himalaya, coinciding with his birthday.
All new, photo competition categories refreshed for 2023/24
The Club announces refreshing changes to their annual photography competition for 2023/24, introducing four new categories: The Club in action, Mountain weather, Portrait of a mountain, hill or crag, and Adventure in wild places. Entries taken during 2023 qualify for judgings in February 2024, with further rules to be detailed later.
Another great trip to the Lake District
Gwent Mountaineering Club had another successful trip to the Lake District, staying at Stair Cottage and hiking well-known and lesser-known fells. The diverse terrain and the opportunity for members to work towards completing famed hill lists made the experience rewarding.