Newsletter entries for 2014

November

Spain

01/11/2014 – 08/11/2014

Written by: Martin

Attendees: Barry, Martin & Sue

Overview

We arrived at our apartment after shopping at around 3pm, unpacked and then sat out on the terrace for the rest of the afternoon.

We climbed on 5 days, climbing at Echo Valley, X Crag, Guadalest and Abdet, climbing grades from 3 to 6a+.

It rained on the Tuesday so we went into Benidorm to do some sightseeing and have a coffee in a very nice bar.

We self-catered for the week and enjoyed a good home cooked meal each evening washed down with beer and wine.

June

Day Meets Report 2014

14/06/2014 – 14/06/2014

Written by: Martin

Overview

We had 5 different venues for the Day Meets this year, we visited Portland, Southern Sandstone, Fairy Caves, Wye Valley and Swanage. We met on 9 different occasions.

During these meets we covered grades 1a – 6a+ and VD – VS, as you can see we covered many different types of routes at, 3 sports, 2 top rope and 4 trad climbing venues.

The number of members on each meet varied in number and ability but each meet was enjoyed by all who took part.

March

Ski meet at La Tania, France

21/03/2014 – 30/03/2014

Written by: Martin

Attendees: Martin, Sue, Tony

Overview

We arrived in La Tania on the Saturday morning and we skied for a full 8 days as we did not leave the resort until the following Saturday evening. The third member of our party got 6 full days skiing in. The fourth member of our party stayed in a hotel in Meribel from Friday to Tuesday and we met up with them the once this was due to communication problems and the fact that it snowed from Saturday night through to Monday morning. This did give us really good snow conditions for the week. During the course of the week we skied in Courchevel, Val Thorens, Meribel and Orelle covering all of the 3 Valleys Ski Area.

We self-catered for the week and enjoyed a good home cooked meal each evening washed down with beer and wine.

Looking forward to skiing again in 2015.

January

Annual club dinner

25/01/2014 – 25/01/2014

Written by: Lucy

Attendees: Lucy, Brendan, Caroline, Vicky, Sarah, Martin, Dave K, Frances, Sue, Barb, Maurice, Leah, Harvey, Tom C, Dave P

Overview

Add food and drink and it's always a popular 'meet'. This has become an annual tradition for the club, go out for a nice meal with good company and too much wine :-) A turn out of 15 this year. After dinner in La Tasca a number of us went on for some cocktails as the night was still young!

Location: La Tasca, Gunwharf Quays