York Alpine Club Blog

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A pleasant evening wandering

July 22nd, 2021 by Peter Walker

5 of us (Myself, David, Justine, Andrew and Rebecca) met on a scorching summer evening at Kirkham Abbey, between York and Malton, for one of the midweek evening walks. As we crossed the river Derwent a boat load of people floated downstream past the Abbey making quite an idyllic scene. 

After crossing the railway we headed up a steep climb through the woods and then turned left to follow a […] Read the rest

Scuggy Sunshine

July 3rd, 2021 by rob s

Thunderstorms were forecast for later in the day so Guido, peri and I got an early start to Scugdale for a quick hit on the sandstone. We started on the usual easy stuff and ticked the routes we knew well, despite some curious aspects of Franco's new guide,.

After an hour or so we were delighted to be joined by team strong, Russ and Sarah, not by arrangement but by […] Read the rest

Baked Flakes

July 1st, 2021 by rob s
Peri and I headed over to Crookrise to join in with a FRCC day meet. Leaving York in cloudy weather we had extra clothes incase but once near Skipton the weather changed and it was toasty.

England 2, Germany 0, Almscliff 3

July 1st, 2021 by rob s
jamie climbing Jamie Peri and I made it to Almscliff this weeks outing, and were rewarded with a quiet evening until about 8 or so. ...

Wainstones Evening

June 25th, 2021 by Peter Walker

We took advantage of a good forecast and late summer sunsets to make the longer drive up the A19 to the Wainstones on the north side of the moors. We were 8 by the time Jamie arrived.

For some of us it was the first time back on rock for quite some time, so took it steady and got back into the swing of things,¬†with even the lower grades […] Read the rest

Off our Trollers

June 18th, 2021 by rob s
Mike, Marianne and I headed out on a grizzly morning with a promise of improving weather for a day of bolt clipping near Appletreewick in the Dales. We were not disappointed as the weather steadily improved.

Langdale Weekend

June 17th, 2021 by pebbles
walkers on summit viewing hills
Bowfell summit

A group of us headed up to Greater Langdale for a camping weekend of cragging, biking, scrambling and walking. It felt great to be back in the hills after such a long, covid-enforced break, and we had accidentally picked a weekend of great weather. A whole bunch of people headed out on a big hill walk over Bowfell and various other peaks on Saturday, while others variously went […] Read the rest

Quick trip to the Cliff

June 16th, 2021 by rob s
Richard on Low man

four of us made it to Almscliff last night in the first of hopefully weekly socially distanced evening meets outside. The sun was shining, as was the polish on the routes and it hasn't got any less steep in the last year!

Now we have very successful weekly walk events, the weekend camping the climbers are able to get together in small groups and enjoy the summer… […] Read the rest

Little did we know . . .

November 20th, 2020 by Simon C
The Hut

The March meet was at a new hut for the club, the Peter Llowarch Memorial Hut near Capel Curig. Due to a combination of injury, prior engagement, and looking at the weather forecast, attendance was the lowest we've had for some time, with only 5 making the journey.

The first difficulty was finding the hut, which involved parking by a farm and walking down a track. We arrived in 3 […] Read the rest

Richard Payne Meet 2020

April 7th, 2020 by pebbles

Almost the last meet til….well, who knows? I'm writing this in the middle of the Covid 19 lock down and suddenly the opportunity to get rained on in Scottish woods feels like something I'd fight werewolves for. So anyway, there we were up in Scotland from February 13th to 15th on the inaugural Richard Payne Meet, renamed to commemorate club member Richard Payne who was tragically killed by an avalanche […] Read the rest