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Rich at Wenlock Edge.
Mitch does Germany.
Winter in the mountains
Happy chaps on Piz Boe, Italian Dolomites
Stuey climbing on some rock
Winter in the mountains
Rob on Valle Trinci, Italy
Jules on Peak limestone
Prisank Via Ferrata

Forthcoming Meets


16th to 18th October

We are off to The Lakes again because we just can't get enough of the M6. No canvas accomodation for us though, a lovely warm and cosy climbing hut at the foot of Coniston Old Man. The parking for said luxury is a mere 1000 metres away but, on arrival, the distance flies by as you navigate the pitch dark boulder strewn ice crusted "track".

Contact your hut liaison officer, The Davester. He will be exuding an air of unquestionable sagacity.

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xmas meal

Christmas Meal Weekend

20th to 22nd November

In addition to the usual weekend meet frivolity we will be celebrating the birth of some bloke nearly 2016 years ago. Stair cottage, in the north of the Lake District has walls and a roof and critically it is near a pub. Said pub will be providing the traditional Christmas fare - party hats will be compulsory!

Mitch will be sat atop the Xmas tree in his best fairy outfit organising his troop of little elves. (Don't ask to see his wand!!)

Menu choices and payment need to be sent to him in advance of the jaunt.

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DMM Carabiner Recall

Posted: 13/09/15

DMM have raised safety concerns about a potential fault with some of their carabiners. Details are in this document issued by the manufacturers. Many thanks to Rob A for bringing this to our attention.

Not to be outdone, Alistair M has upped the ante by providing this link giving details of the affected products and the nature of the "dysfunction". Cheers Al.

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Photo Archive

Posted: 18/03/15

The old photo gallery is no more. Therefore, so that partially fossilized members of the club can dribble real ale into their beards/frocks and reminisce about the good ol' days we have created a group on Flickr called "Wrekin Mountaineering Club - Archive". This will enable members to contribute their favourite photos from past club trips.

To add photos to this group you need to:-

  • Release your claw-like grip on your Leki poles/Moac.
  • Put on your "readers" (they are on top of your head).
  • Create a Flickr account.
  • Join the "Wrekin Mountaineering Club - Archive" group.

Now it is simply a matter of:-

  • Uploading photos to your account.
  • Adding your uploaded photos to the "Wrekin Mountaineering Club - Archive" group.
  • Trying to remember what you did with your Leki poles/Moac.

BMC Multiple Club Membership

Posted: 08/03/15

If you are a paid up member of more than one BMC affiliated club, you can reclaim the additional membership payments you have made. To claim a refund, please complete and return this form.

Bulletin Board Update

Posted: 08/03/15

The bulletin board had been updated and in addition to a few more buttons to poke and prod, it will now scale down for a smaller viewport. i.e. it can be better viewed on a tablet or smart(arse)phone. Further enhancements will also be forthcoming.

  • Avatars can now be added to your profile on the BB.
  • Updated bulletin board from version 3.13 to 3.14.
  • Updated bulletin board from version 3.14 to 3.15.