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Weekend in Glencoe area with variety of activities with a number of Munros bagged; Corbetts bagged; great route climbed; an island visited; two lasses going for a swim; three off for a run and a great viewpoint visited. Plenty of crack and banter – as well as use of headtorches.I wasn't sure of the weather on the Saturday and headed to the island of Lismore – a bit further down the coast. Good for a walk but would be good to have a bike and bike along its length and back. Foot passenger boat from Appin. The bulk of the team headed for Summit Gully of Stob Coire nam Beith and had a great day – and made the most of it with need for use of headtorches at the end. Sunday had the Ballachullish Horseshoe lined up – not done this before so keen to do it. Went up the Schoolhouse Ridge – which is a bit more interesting than I had expected – especially in the conditions. With the conditions decided to come back down from the col between the two main summits. Monday Heather and Isobel went for a swim which the male contingency observed – then Heather, John and Paul (Rucksack Club member staying there who had recently done the South Spine Race !!) went for a low level run round the south side of Ballachullish Horseshoe and we arranged to meet then at Ballachullish – 20 plus km away.The rest of us went up the nice hill of Ardsheal Hill near Kentallen with great views over Loch Linnhe before meeting the otherBallachullishllish after their run of 3 hours.Homeward bound I popped up to have a look at the Glencoe Ski Centre which looked rather damp – but there had been skiing that day as I found out from Irish Mick who was heading to Glasgow on the bus with his snowbound so gave him a life – with plenty of other crack with him.Great weekend !! See MoreSee Less
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The intrepid lasses have a swim ! See MoreSee Less
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What. A. Day!!8 members of EVMC headed up Summit Gulley on Stob Coire Nam Beith. It started as a cold, damp, windy morning but turned into a glorious afternoon with clear summits, mild temperatures and no wind! The day threw a great mix of fun at us but the highlight had to be climbing a frozen waterfall. What seemed like eleventy billion pitches and three hundred false summits later, we finally topped out just after 4pm. A few of us headed up to the summit to bag the Munro before heading back down under torchlight and rewarding ourselves with big fat dirty burgers and haggis in the Clachaig. Thanks gang for a brilliant, snowy day in the hills! See MoreSee Less
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Annual fell race for the EVMC on 20th January 2024 – started a bit earlier at 11.00am to give extra time for setting up the evening event. Had, had snow and rather slippery and then was raining to add to the "slip". Nevertheless 14 set off – and 14, thankfully, returned.Well done to Heather in winning, with Ben second and John third – full details on the EVMC website.Well done to all competing !….. and thanks to the Royal for the food and drink afterwards ! See MoreSee Less
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The EVMC was formed on 13th December 1973 and is now in its 50th Year. We had a special evening with ceilidh on the 20th January at Newbiggin Village Hall with a vegan curry & potato and cake (later) with ceilidh and the Striding Edge ceilidh band.There was a quiz with various questions linked to the history of the EVMC as follows – **1** **Where was the inaugural meeting of the EVMC held ? – Gloucester Arms****2** **Who gave the first talk for the EVMC ? – Doug Scott****3** **Which “Bill”, at Armathwaite, required two pegs for aid on the first ascent ? – Barnicle Bill****4** **Which route at Kings Meaburn was named after a lad born with a hole in the heart ? – Marik****5** **There is a route on Windmore named after the winner of the Grand National in 1973,1974 and 1977 – what is the name ? – Red Rum****6** **What was the name of the climbing shop run by Dave Kay in Penrith ? – Lake Mountain Sports****7** **Where was the EVMC’s first overseas meet and beside the Mediterean sea in 1986 ? – Cassis – Calanques****8** **Which American rock and mountaineering legend, who was part of the team to first climb El Capo in a day, gave a talk for the club ? – Jim Bridwell****9** **What did club member Geoff Somers cross in 1990 ? – Trans Antarctica Crossing – 3500 miles****10** **Which Stone Monkey gave his first ever talk at the Playhouse in Penrith for the EVMC ? – Johnny Dawes****11** **Who gave a talk for the EVMC which inspired Jon Gaskins to make the 3rd ascent of Hubble and was also attended by a young Leo Houlding ? – Jerry Moffat****12** **To whom is the Eden Climbing Wall dedicated ? – Andy Fanshawe****13** **The original Eden Climbing Wall was built by the firm Livingstone – which climber ran the firm ? – Crispin Waddy****14** **In the late 1990’s there were 3 young lads in the top 8 final of the UK Youth Climbing Competition – where was this competition ? – Birmingham NEC – Ian (Jungle) Hollows, Chris Watson and Jason Kirkbride****15** **Which large crag on the north east side of The Merrick, in Galloway, was Stephen Reid very active in developing ? – Dungeon of Buchan****16** **Which “Call” did Chris King create whilst climbing in Morocco ? – Call to Prayers****17** **Which club member attained the South Summit of Everest but unfortunately did not reach the summit as there was not enough rope available ? – Steve Goodwin****18** **Whose route did the EVMC Wainwright Relay team follow ? – Joss Naylor ****19** **Whose birthday did the Club celebrate at Headend Quarry a few years ago ? – Dorothy Spence****20** **How many members are in the EVMC now ? – 82 members****There were also the EVMC Awards presented during the evening – ****EVMC AWARDS****FELL RACE** (1st in the Fell Race – details on EVMC website) – **Heather Guy****MUNRO AWARD**This award was set up by Harry Blenkinsop for Munro completists with the passing on of a stone from the summit of last Munro. The last member to complete their Munros was Paul Goulding and in 2023 they were completed by **Jane Meeks** and **Gary Baum **then by **Al Davis****MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER – Ben Heinrich****FIRST ASCENTIONIST AWARD**Many first ascents made by EVMC members over the years and an award given to **Chris King****FELL WALKER – Chris Kenyon****ALPINIST AND GREATER RANGES – Rob Illingworth****BIRDWATCHER OF THE CLUB** – **Phil Blanshard****FELLRUNNER AWARD – Jane Meeks****SAVE THE PLANET AWARD – Belinda lloyd****ACCIDENT PRONE AWARD – Jay Duffield****THE HAGAR THE HORRIBLE (Beard of the year) AWARD – John Howarth****CLUB OFFICIAL AWARD – Al Davis****Great evening put together by a great team – well done all !!****Thanks to Newbiggin Village Hall and Striding Edge** See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

I'm thinking of applying to MOD Warcop range for a 'permit' to access Mickle Fell for some day this spring (though the very idea of having to do so galls me).Is that something members of this group would be interested in? See MoreSee Less
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Anyone would be interested in their whole house Vents Cleaning service? we are offering a discount. See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Al Davis….booked 2 places for ceilidh but can't get your email to work as per Ron's instructions… See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

The team with Chris L, Dave P, ? , ? , Wilson family and Phil R See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Stew and Maggie W at Polldubh See MoreSee Less
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We had an interesting collection of photographs last week to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the EVMC. We are looking to put a selection of photos onto the website to cover the last 50 years. Here is a selection of those shown as a taster. See MoreSee Less
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For all you keen runners – the fell race is on 20th JANUARY not December – same day as the Newbiggin event ! See MoreSee Less
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**5OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EDEN VALLEY MOUNTAINEERING CLUB**On the 13th December 1973 the EVMC was established at a meeting in the Gloucester Arms in Penrith.We are looking to celebrate the 50 years of the Club in various ways· Wednesday – 13th December 2023 – **50 years of the EVMC** – illustrated talk and mince pies at the Fellbar in King Street in Penrith by President and Founder Member Ron Kenyon – starting at 8.00pm after climbing wall – see selection of some photos attached.· Saturday – 20th January 2024 – **Special Celebratory Evening** in the village hall at Newbiggin near StaintonThis will be a night not to miss ! There will be a meal, a bar, some speeches, awards and illustrations with various memorabilia and papers about the Club over the 50 years. This will give a chance to catch up with old and new friends as well as a ceilidh.We are looking to invite members from over the years as well as friends and it should be quite an evening with all getting together. Needless to say some will not be a nimble as others and need not join in with Strip the Willow. There are a number of rooms at the village hall so one is able to get away from the action and noise of the dance floor and have a good chat with others.It is planned to start at 6pm and finish at 11pmThere is a charge of £15 !!! – extremely good value for a night out !!If you want to go please make payment into the EVMC bank account by either –· Transfer to bank account name – Eden Valley Mountaineering ClubSort code – 80 22 60Account number – 24441266use your name as the BACS reference.… then send an email to Al Davis – [](" rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>mailto:)· or send a cheque (made payable to Eden Valley Mountaineering Club) to Al Davis at – 5 Arthur St, Penrith, CA11 7TT with an email address so Al can send you an e ticket.**Other related Club activities as follows –**· Don’t forget to get your **Special EVMC 50th Anniversary Teeshirt** – these are available at Sam Scott’s in Little Dockray through their webpage – [samscotts.co.uk/products/unisex-eden-valley-mountaineering-club](samscotts.co.uk/products/unisex-eden-valley-mountaineering-club) or at the shop· Saturday – 20th December 2024** Club Fell Race** – for anyone keen for a run before the evening celebrations then gather at the Royal Hotel, at Dockray at 11.00am (note not 12.00) for a la’al run !! See MoreSee Less
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Eden Valley MC is based in Penrith and its members share interests in a wide variety of outdoor activities. Details about joining may be found on the club's website at www.evmc.co.uk

Has anyone left some climbing gear at Penrith wall, probably yesterday? Get in touch through this site and we can arrange return.Tony See MoreSee Less
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Mr Cunningham, ably supported by Mr Parker, on a pleasant afternoon at Shawbank Bridge quarry. See MoreSee Less
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Please post photos on the GROUP rather than on this page (or post on both) as eventually we shall be closing the page and communicating using the group. Thanks. See MoreSee Less
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Photos from Steph Davis's post See MoreSee Less
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We shall soon be altering the club’s use of Facebook and this PAGE will become largely defunct. It will remain purely as an advertisement for the club. Instead we are asking folks who are interested in EVMC matters to join the GROUP. So…over to you! See MoreSee Less
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Cumrew Meet 17/05/2023The Cumrew meet coincided with the 50thAnniversary of the first ascents of various routes at Armathwaite (Flasherman, Time & Motion Man, Joe Soaps Corner and Nosescratcher).Chris, Bob Watson, Ron and Rob made their way along to the crag at Armathwaite, Ron tried to emulate his first ascent of Time & Motion Man but even with a top rope he could not reach the second hold and get into the substance of the route – will have to get back there and have another go (or take a step ladder !). Meanwhile Chris and Bob climbed Flasherman with Ron and Rob following them up it and Chris doing another ascent (first time he had seconded it !) – what a great route !Ron and Rob then went on to Newbiggin and made their way up to Cumrew Crag to meet a solitary Kevin but we were soon join by other members of the Club with eventually eleven at the crag. It is not the most popular of crags and the guidebook writing must have been on top form when grading the routes (a few sandbaggers !!) but a good little venue.A good selection of routes were climbed Tabby (S); The Fenny Thing (S); Cauldren Wall (MS); Black Magic (MS); Lollipop (HS) and The Croglin Vampire (VS+)Belay points are a problem – there are some stakes somewhat hidden and other gear placemenst. Will look to getting some more stakes into place !One needs a positive but calm approach especially at the top.The view from the crag is stunning – rather hazy when we were there – but THAT VIEW is something special !The Blue Bell Inn at Newbiggin was closed so we all gathered, appropriately, with two more members at the Fox and Pheasant at Armathwaite. See MoreSee Less
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While several EVMC members were at Twistleton, Jane and I had a gneiss time today in the far north west of Scotland. See MoreSee Less
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