Another Lovely meal at Meelmore Lodge. Some indoor climbing on Saturday and we managed to get a walk in on Sunday before the rain came.
The Belfast Climbing Club & QUBMC are excited to be co-hosting a screening of the latest Brit Rock film tour this Friday night at 8pm! Make sure you come on down and join the local climbing community in watching what the best of British climbing had to offer in 2018!
The event costs £5 for BCC & QUBMC members, and £10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door on the night, or you can pre-book tickets using ticketsource by simply following the link on the Facebook event page.
For more information on the event click here
We hope to see you all there!
On Friday 5th October, the Belfast Climbing Club is epically proud to host Paul Swail!
He’ll be giving a talk about his recent expedition to northern Patagonia, along with insight into life as a mountain guide.
Doors open 7.30, the Errigle Inn Belfast. Rab will be present too; you’ll get free entry into a raffle with some awesome prizes!
Follow the link below to let us know if you plan on attending this fantastic talk!
Hi - this is going to be an all ability trip which members and non members can attend. The plan is to meet at Carrick Little Car Park at 10am and go for a day's adventure on the hills weather permitting. This could be excrusions on FM, hikes on the mountains in the Annalong valley, bouldering on chimney rock, climbing on Cove - whatever you fancy (conditions permitting)! Don't worry if you've never climbed outdoors before - the only prerequisite for this trip is knowing how to lead belay (and that's only if you want to climb, if you want to hike you don't have to know)*
We will be staying the evening in the Mournes Cottage (104 Head Rd, Kilkeel, Newry BT34 4PU) at a price of £7 for non members and £2 for members. We will have a few activities planned for the evening so should be fun. The next day we plan to head out again conditions permitting.
This is going to be our last outdoor trip of the season so let's make it a blast - with Paul Swail's talk the night before you should all be pretty hyped up and ready to go on adventures!
*all activities will be conducted at your own risk
Congratulations to Jeremy Colandairaj winner of the BCC photo competition!
BCC had its inaugural Christmas dinner on 9 December at Meelmore Lodge, in the heart of the Mournes. 14 people (and Gabe the mountain dog) made the snow-bound trek to Meelmore and enjoy a three course feast put on by the hosts. After the meal we retreated to the living room with a fire and were thoroughly entertained by hide and seek with Gabe, Vicky’s enforced fun and Paul’s inability to count to four. Several hardy folk opted to camp either in a tent or in the cars while the more decadent amongst us had a room booked for the evening.
Sunday providing spectacular Winter conditions and perfect visibility in the hills and so we went for a dander on Bearnagh with an eclectic mix of gear – Walking boots, B3s, wellies, crampons, ice grippers, a toboggan…
Fantastic views were enjoyed as far as the Sperrins and Galloway. This was Ben’s first visit to the Mournes and they’ve now effectively been ruined for him as he’s unlikely to see conditions as good for a long time!
Special mention to Lisa for carrying the toboggan up Bearnagh and making good use of it (without going over the side)!
A great weekend and no doubt the beginning of a tradition! Special thanks to Meelmore lodge for feeding us and putting us up – the food and accommodation were great, the staff friendly and the location superb! Thanks for sorting the weather for us too!