Month: January 2011

BBMC weekend – Accommodation Available

The Court Farmhouse – self catering accommodation. 

Available for three nights (Friday to Sunday) over BBMC weekend at a cost of £250, the farmhouse caters for four people in two bedrooms. 

Built among the ruins of the priory, the self-catering wing of the Court farmhouse was originally home to the Prior himself. More modern comforts now await you, with log fires and comfortable rooms looking out to the mountains on every side.

For further details contact – 

Tel:  01873 890359  Cordelia Passmore

BBMC 2011 – Entries are now open!

Entries for this years event are now open and we are all hoping for fantastic weather for the event as we had in 2010, but those of you who have done the event in previous years know that the weather can be one of the things that make the event a challenge. 

Please go to the Big Black Mountains Challenge page, download and complete the form and return it to us.  As highlighted on the entry form, places are limited and unfortunately we mean it.  This is for both safety reasons and to protect the stunning environment of the Black Mountains.  Every year we unfortunately have to turn away applicants so apply early to avoid disappointment.

Look forward to seeing you all on 14th May.

Team members assist in Cairngorm rescue

On 28th December, two team members, James Moverley and Matt Tyler, along with their climbing partner, Steve Graham were heading into Coire An t-Sneachda near Aviemore in the Cairngorms whilst on a winter climbing trip when they met four climbers attempting to evacuate a member of their party with an ankle injury.

Although the group had contacted the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team who were on route, in worsening conditions James and Matt took the decision to organise an evacuation. Using equipment from a nearby stretcher post they packaged up the casualty and along with the climbers friends and other nearby climbers began a carry out.

On route to the Aviemore ski centre and a waiting ambulance, the group was met by members of the Cairngorm team who, impressed with the fast evacuation that had been organised were happy to let the group complete the carry out.

The casualty, who ironically had also travelled up from South Wales as a member of the Cardiff University Mountaineering Club! had a fractured ankle and will be in plaster for approximately 8-weeks