This is the current list of events and club meets for 2009. Transport arrangements are generally sorted out via email. If you’re interested in any trips, drop a line to the Climbing or Caving Secretary. Most trips leave Cambridge on Friday evening and return Sunday evening.
|23 Jan – 25 Jan||Climbing trip to Wales, staying in Bromsgrove and Redditch Nountaineering Club Hut at Tremadog.|
|13 Feb – 15 Feb||Caving trip to Yorkshire, staying at the YSS, Helwith Bridge, near Settle. 14 February: Lancaster/County, permit received. SRT and/or horizontal caving. 15 February: SRT trip, venue to be decided|
|26 Feb – 02 Mar||Climbing trip to Glencoe, Scotland 10 places (more may be available if necessary)|
|13 Mar – 15 Mar||Caving trip to Llangattock, Chelsea Spelaeological Society, Whitewalls. 14th: Ogof Craig-a-Ffynnon, permit received. 15th: Agen Allwedd, permit received. Climbing also nearby.|
|20 Mar – 22 Mar||Climbing and Caving trip to Bristol and Avon. Staying at the Wessex caving club hut.|
|30 Mar||Cambridge pub night at The Cambridge Blue on Gwydir Street, http://www.the-cambridgeblue.co.uk/ 8:30pm onwards.
2009 Membership Cards available. Info on Club t-shirts, other social events and this year’s Dinner Meet. Good beer and chat!
|April||10 Apr – 13 Apr||Climbing trip to Cornwall.||24 Apr – 26 Apr||Climbing trip to North Wales, Llanberis Pass.||24 Apr – 26 Apr||Caving trip to Coniston. Camping at Coniston Hall Park. 25th: guided trip into Coniston Copper Mines (max party size 8). 26th: Yorkshire, venue to be decided.||28 Apr||Digital Projection Night – a chance to share images and tall-tales of what you’ve been up to. Upstairs at the Castle on Castle Hill from 8pm. Bring a memory stick!||May||01 May – 04 May||Climbing trip to Pembroke, South Wales.||08 May||Brewery Tour at Milton Brewery, 7.30 – 10.30pm. £15 per person with a minimum of 15 people will secure us unlimited beer for the night (and they mean it), plus bread, cheese and other assorted nibbles. Contact Steve to secure your place. Limit of around 30 people.||15 May – 17 May||Caving trip, South Wales Caving Club cottage, Penwyllt.Caves to be decided but trips will include an easy trip into OFD2.||22 May – 25 May||Climbing trip to Morne Mountains, Northern Ireland.||June||12 Jun – 14 Jun||Caving trip to Llangollen area.
13 June: short trip into Ogof Dydd Byraf with the North Wales Caving
club, plus possibility of visits to other nearby caves or climbing,
time and weather permitting
14 June: winch meet trip into Ogof Llyn Parc, a 100 m shaft followed
by mined and natural cave. Participants on this trip should be able to
do 100m SRT ascent in case the winch breaks down!
|26 Jun – 28 Jun||Climbing trip to Gogarth, North Wales.||July||17 Jul – 19 Jul||Caving trip to Yorkshire, accommodation to be booked. 18 July: Birks Fell Cave, permit arranged. 19 July: SRT trip, venue to be decided.||24 Jul – 26 Jul||Climbing trip to the Lakes, Buttermere and Eastern Crags.||August||5 Aug||Climbing beginner’s night at the Kelsey Kerridge.
What to expect when climbing outdoors.
|8 Aug||Climbing beginner’s outing to the Peak District. Taste of climbing outside, older members will share their experience regarding ropes, gear, and belays.||27 Aug – 01 Sep||Climbing trip to Pembroke.||September||4 Sep – 6 Sep||Caving trip to South Wales Caving Club cottage, Penwyllt. 5 September: leader arranged for Dan yr Ogof, weather permitting. 6 September: OFD2.||25 Sep – 27 Sep||Climbing trip to Llangollen, North Wales.||October||16 Oct – 18 Oct||Caving trip to Yorkshire, accommodation to be arranged. 17 October: permit for Notts 2 received.18 October: SRT trip, venue to be decided||23 Oct – 25 Oct||Annual Dinner Meet, Staveley near Kendal, Lake District. Meal arranged at the Hawkshead Brewery (incorporating the excellent Wilf’s Cafe). Exclusive use of the Hawkshead Beer Hall for the night (offering the full range of Hawkshead beers) plus a 3-course meal including coffee from the adjoining Wilf’s Cafe (going by their breakfasts, the meal will be superb – veggy and vegan options available).Cost just £25 each, and if we get enough cash in the kitty we’ll book some musical entertainment too. Camping will be available about 20 mins away (around £7/night each) and B&Bs also available. Email Steve to book now!||November||13 Nov – 15 Nov||Caving trip, Peak District, TSG, The Chapel, Castleton.||23 Nov||Annual general meeting at the Boat House upstairs at 8pm.||27 Nov – 29 Nov||Climbing trip to Portland.||December||04 Dec – 06 Dec||Caving trip to Yorkshire, staying at the YSS, Helwith Bridge, near
Settle. Caves to be decided. Climbing nearby, weather permitting.