York Alpine Club Blog

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A wee solo jaunt up some Munros

January 24th, 2017 by rob s
The Club meet was in Wales this month but I just wasn't feeling motivated for it, and needing some fitness I headed up to Southern Highlands to bag some more Munros. I was alone this time as everyone else was on the meet, so I packed the car with tent, bike and a usual stuff and drove up to Glen Lyon

Beating the thaw

January 16th, 2017 by Simon C

Ingleborough and Pen-y-GhentAfter a dump of snow on Thursday night and some excellent-looking conditions on Friday, we were due a cold and clear day on Saturday before the warm and wet conditions returned a day later. So Carmen and I concocted a last minute plan and headed for the Dales.

Things didn't look promising as we passed Harrogate and all the snow had disappeared; even at Bolton Abbey there was very little […] Read the rest

Last minute lakes dash

January 16th, 2017 by rob s
IMG_20170114_133511429_HDRWith winter making a fleeting appearance and complicated arrangements (when is it ever simple) K and I decided to head to the lakes for the w/e. Paul was in at 00:06 and Mike at 01:08 Sat morning !

Christmas & New Year Meet 2016

January 15th, 2017 by Carmen

P1070868The advance team set off Crianlarich on Boxing day – with the others arriving on the 28th.  Conditions meant it was very much a walking or cycling trip, with the usual excess of food.

27/12/16 – Simon and I went off to do Beinn Mhanach and Beinn Mhanach – Beinn a'Chuirn summit  as we had not visited the munro top previously.  Recent rain and snow melt meant that water was […] Read the rest

Cwm Glas Mor – new meet, new hut

January 5th, 2017 by rob s

For the first time we had a early December meet to compliment the upcoming extended Christmas trip, and held it at the CC hut in the Llanberis Pass.

Wet Grange

December 1st, 2016 by rob s
img_20161112_124514171A last minute cancellation of the hut in Newlands left us scrabbling around for a place to stay for novembers meet. Luckily the CC hut in Borrowdale was available and Rob made a quick booking to secure it.

The hut is the Old School House and fantastically situated, and we managed to fill it in time.

Clapham – Yorkshire Dales Meet

November 6th, 2016 by Carmen

The October meet had us returning to the hut in Clapham. There was an interesting start to the meet when we couldn't get into the hut!  A few phone calls later (and the correct code) we were in p1040296

Forecast was good for Saturday with mild and quite sunny conditions on the card.  So the climbers after a relaxed start (myself, Dave W, Rob, Justine, Gav and Karl) headed off to […] Read the rest

Bryn Hafod Meet 2016

September 27th, 2016 by Jamie B

10505245_1724819451076031_5260905827964329654_oSeptember saw YAC heading to a new location, Bryn Hafod near Dinas Mawddwy in mid-Wales on the southern edge of Snowdonia. This place really is a world away from the popular tourist spots of the northern part of the national park. The hills may be less craggy and imposing but the rolling slopes and tranquil green valleys combined with the absence of crowds create a beautiful, peaceful setting. The hut […] Read the rest

Windy Wharncliffe

July 9th, 2016 by Carmen
HimmelswillenTuesday night saw a good turnout head for Wharncliffe crag (Northern Peak District). It was a lovely sunny evening with no fear of midges given the blustery wind.


July 5th, 2016 by Simon C

Combe GhyllAfter a long absence, June's hut meet returned to the Fylde MC hut at Stair, in the Newlands Valley.

The forecast was for a mixture of sunshine and showers, but we decided to risk a spot of climbing anyway and headed for Raven Crag. I was tempted by Raven Crag Gully, which has long been on my to-do list as a summer route (we've done it in winter), but it […] Read the rest