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May
7
Thu
CANCELLED Fontainebleau
May 7 – May 10 all-day

A long weekend bouldering in the woods at Fontainebleau, an hour south of Paris. We are driving to channel tunnel early Thursday the 7th and returning the same way Sunday the 10th. Might be one or two cars going and at the moment we have at least one bed free so if anyone else fancies this then get in touch – we are staying in a nice converted farmhouse costing roughly £100 each.

For those unfamiliar with it fontainebleau is the best bouldering location in the WORLD ! Really pleasant location for a very sociable trip that can be as easy or as challenging as you choose. And they sell lovely cheese. 

Organiser: Stu

Members going:

  1. Stu
  2. Jon
  3. Adam
  4. Matt
  5. Darren
  6. ….
Jun
13
Sat
Italian Alps CANCELLED
Jun 13 – Jun 20 all-day

Join us on a trip to Italy with a plethora of climbing and mountaineering activities available, depending on your interests and budget. There are sport climbs in the valleys, via ferattas higher up and Gran Paradiso (4061m) and the southern Mont Blanc routes for the keen. You could join us for a total cost of less than £500 but it depends on your ambitions because the big peaks could need cable cars, huts and maybe a guide so nearer £1000 if your sights are high!

Organiser: Stu

Members interested:

1. Stu

2. Jim

3. Jamie

4. Boyd (TBC)

 

Sep
16
Wed
Fontainebleau
Sep 16 – Sep 19 all-day

A long weekend bouldering in the woods at Fontainebleau, an hour south of Paris.

For those unfamiliar with it Fontainebleau is the best bouldering location in the WORLD! Really pleasant location for a very sociable trip that can be as easy or as challenging as you choose. And they sell lovely cheese.

Contact Stu for more information.

Organiser: Stu

Members going:

  1. Stu
  2. Jon
  3. Adam
  4. Matt
  5. Darren
  6. ….
Oct
11
Sun
Spain – El Chorro
Oct 11 – Oct 18 all-day

Village sign

John at the top of the second 40m pitch

Naomi belaying Mike at Valle de Abdalajis

Mark, Stu and Darren at Los Cotos

Late autumn in Spain – the rock’s warm, the beer’s cold and the pool has had eight months to warm up. If you fancy a week sport climbing in a T shirt in October, this is the trip for you! El Chorro has dozens of crags with thousands of routes and RoCs has a copy of the new (December 2018) Rockfax guidebook. We’ll explore several areas, perhaps including some long (40m+) and multi-pitch routes. For more inspiration see https://mojagear.com/sport/2017/06/01/climbing-destination-guide-el-chorro-spain/.

Eight of us went in 2019 and had a brilliant time!

This year quite a few of us have already booked Ryanair flights from Bournemouth to Malaga, but there are plenty of flights from London airports if you want more options. I’ve booked a large villa: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10456446, which has plenty of space and flexibility. It’s also got several fun activities for entertainment including ping pong so from now on will be known as Ping Pong Palace! We’ll self-cater (well, Hannah organises it with our assistance!) and rented several cars for flexibility (volunteer drivers needed…).

Meet organiser: John H

Members booked:

  1. John
  2. Mandy
  3. Matt
  4. Hannah
  5. Jon
  6. Sarah
  7. Tony
  8. Patrick
  9. Adam
  10. Emma
  11. Stu
  12. Roland