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Banbury Mountaineering Club Newsletter

Banbury Mountaineering Club produces a regular newsletter in print for all its members, this is an example extract.

Aonach Mor, Ballachulish, Ben Nevis & Snowdon

Brian Holmes on the summit plateau of Aonach Mor

Jim Fieret on Trinity Central, Snowdon


Rich Brown on the Ben Nevis summit plateau

Brian Holmes on Ballachulish horseshoe, Glencoe


On 5th December five members of the club headed up to Scotland for the annual Glencoe meet. A full account of the five day trip has not yet been written up but here are some images, taken by Dave Jameson.

Jim Fieret, Dave Jameson, Kevin Gibbs, Rick Graham & Brian Holmes on the summit of Buchaille Etive Beag

Curved Ridge, Buchaille Etive Mor

Curved Ridge, Buchaille Etive Mor

Summit of Buchaille Etive Mor


In April the BMC travelled to Mallorca for some sun and bolted routes. The weather was perfect – not too hot to climb but lots of sunshine:

"…We did do some climbing, although the number of routes per day declined as the week wore on (and the San Miguel count increased). The climbing was excellent but safe... the advantage of those bolts I suppose. Most memorable routes (all ***) included The Master (6a) at Sa Gubia and Colesterol Party (6a) at Santanyi."

"…Mallorca was my inaugural 'bolt climbing' trip and I loved it. Invited along by Rick as a BMC ringer, I ventured out to Mallorca ready for some sun and hot rock. Fantastic climbing and the sun was shining. The only downside was our forced early departure in order to make our flights home. A friendly bunch. Great climbing. Too much beer. What more could I ask for? Definitely invite me again!"

Mick Hill, Sa Gubia

"Apart from two days in Sa Gubia which has the majority of routes on the island we climbed at a different crag each day. The settings were beautiful such as Cala Santanyi – sea cliffs in the warm sun with fantastic views. Cala Magraner was another beach crag with a lovely walk in – great climbing!"


Cala Magraner, Mallorca

Andreas Afseth,
The Dog Walker (6b+), Betlam

Caro Bastable,
El Vigilant de la Platja (4), Cala Magraner