York Alpine Club Blog

for members to let us know what they have been up to

No naked ladies in sight

July 4th, 2017 by rob s
Rylstone is a wonderful crag, set high above the village famous for its calendar girls, on the edge of Barden moors, the 30+ min walk from the car seem to put off many people, which is fine by me.....

Miles from anywhere

July 1st, 2017 by Simon C

I've fancied a trip to the Rugby MC hut at Cwm Eigiau ever since walking past it more years ago than I care to mention. And at last I had a chance, as the club had booked what is essentially a locked bothy for the weekend.

For once, the weather gods were on our side, and the recent hot sunny weather lasted through to the weekend. We even had a […] Read the rest

Dodging the rain in Northumberland

June 6th, 2017 by Simon C

With a mixed forecast and coming so soon after the Skye meet, numbers were predictably down for the late May Bank Holiday, and in the end only four of us made the trip north.

We camped at Greencarts Farm, a nice enough site but they didn't make any attempt to keep the party goers quiet and they continued their merry making late into the night, every night.

On Saturday, Carmen […] Read the rest

Scottish Islands Part 1 – Arran Easter

May 21st, 2017 by Carmen

14 of us headed to Arran for Easter – camping at Lochranza.  The ferries from Ardrossan were all booked up well in advance so whilst some of us went over that way – others headed in from the North from Kintyre.

The campsite grew rather wet and squelchy over the course of the weekend – with a few tents requiring shifting to higher ground.  However, Sunday was the only wash […] Read the rest

Pothole damage

May 12th, 2017 by Puma

Carmen, Dave and Donal, proving that some of us managed a whole route.

A sunny Wednesday evening found Dave W, Donal, Rob, Carmen and Me at Almscliff. Whilst Dave, Donal and Carmen went ticked off ZigZag, Crack of Doom and Fluted Columns Rob and I hit Pothole direct. I manage the first move, after several attempts, after several more attempts I had it nailed. Unfortunately by this time I lacked […] Read the rest

Little Langdale and beyond

May 10th, 2017 by Karl Claxton
Late April's bank holiday weekend meet was to the Fylde hut in Little Langdale, a place we know quite well, but a poor forecast put a few people off. ....

Lakes 42

April 26th, 2017 by Carmen

Lakes 42  (08/04/17)

Quite hard! – Simon’s post race analysis made it 40.5 miles and 3000m ascent.

 

The weather was great, dry and bright – would have been grim in the rain. It was very cold and frosty to start with (breakfast was 4:45am) for the 6am start from Askham, but things warmed up fairly quickly in the morning. We returned in one piece – 12 hours 36 […] Read the rest

Big Hills, Big Skies, Big Day

April 4th, 2017 by rob s
After reading a report on Walkhighlands.co.uk (recommended for record keeping) about a Grey Corries traverse from Glen Nevis I was keen to repeat this as it seemed to describe a more interesting outing than the usual route.

Spring had sprung at slipstones

March 31st, 2017 by Carmen

With a glorious forecast Karl, Mike, Jamie, me, Peri and Crofty went to Slipstones last Saturday.  We were all overdressed (in varying degrees) for the Summer like weather and even complained it was too hot – in March!  We were not alone the red goat had gone on mass as well.

Lots of bouldering, some roped climbing & lots of sleeping by various members of the party.

Mike chose a […] Read the rest

Banff Mountain Film Festival – York Barbican Weds 8th March

March 15th, 2017 by Peter Walker

A great turn out from the club for the first Banff mountain film festival to visit York. 17 members went along to enjoy the 7 films featured in the ‘blue’ programme. A good variety of adventure sports were featured including climbing in Tasmania, mountain biking, extreme skiing in the alps, kayaking through Papua New Guinea, trail running, a documentary on threats to an Alaskan salmon river from a proposed dam […] Read the rest