record of our climbing exploits

route topographies

Grande Fourche on L'Argentiere Glacier, Chamonix.

Twisting Gully in Stob Coire nan Lochan, Glen Coe.

Raeburn's Arete leading up to the North East buttress of Ben Nevis.


Scotland Summer 2002 Geoff, Thom's attempt on the arete.
Alps Summer 2002 Thom, Geoff, Alex's Mont Blanc assault. Alex and Thom summit.
Scotland Winter 2002/2003 First meeting of the BCMPC (Balliol College Mountaineering and Poetry Club), Aviemore. Thom, Geoff, Tom, John, Jon, Phil, Gavin, Adrian.
Scotland Summer 2003 Geoff, Thom, Tom conquer the arete.
Alps Summer 2003 Geoff, Tom summit Mont Blanc.
Scotland Winter 2003/2004Awful weather, followed by Lakes Winter 2003: Thom, Tom, Alex. Striding Edge.
Scotland Winter 2003/2004 Thom, Geoff, Tom, John. An epic journey around the Ring of Steall, and a trek to the Devil's Point.
Scotland Spring 2004 Geoff, Tom, Thom. Boulder gully traverse and Aonach Eagach.
Scotland Summer 2004 Thom, Tom knock off Ledge Route, Ben Nevis.
Alps Summer 2004 John, Kevin, Kate, Mark's attempt on Mont Blanc. John and Geoff: Le Tour via Boulder Gully, Argentiere via the Mielles glacier, Col du Chardonnay, Tete Blanche.
Scotland Winter 2004/2005Thom, Tom, Geoff. Curved ridge, Buachaille Etive Mor. Geoff and Tom: Isle of Skye. Geoff, Thom and Tom: Failed night-time assault on Skiddaw, post-pub.
Scotland March 2005 John, Tom Plas Y Brenin ice approach course.
Wales Spring 2005John, Rachel, Geoff, Tom: North ridge, Tryfan, Bristly Ridge, Glyder Fach.
Wales Summer 2005Geoff, Thom: Two grade III scrambles on Pen Y O'le Wen. One grade II scramble near Pen Y Pass.
Alps Summer 2005 John and Kevin successfully summit Mont Blanc. John, Thom, Geoff: North Face of Tete Blanche, and skills on Tour glacier. Geoff, John: Trek up Mer du Glace to Coverquel hut.
Wales Early Winter 2005 Tom and Geoff head to Tryfan. North Buttress, East face of Tryfan, Moderate, 640 feet. Milestone Buttress, Tryfan, Rowan's route, Difficult, 250 feet. Photos
Scotland Winter 2005/2006Tom, Thom, Geoff and Rachel: Ledge Route, Ben Nevis (II, ***).

Tom, Thom and Geoff: Dorsal Arete, Coire nan Lochain (II, **); Failed attempt on Left Twin, Aonach Mor, (III, **); Skills on Forgotten Twin Icefall (ungraded, IV ?); Castle Ridge, Ben Nevis (III, **). Photos
Wales Winter 2006Tom, John and Geoff: Pinnacle Rib Route, Diff, East Face of Tryfan. Failed attempt on Amphitheatre Buttress.
Wales Early Spring 2006Tom, Thom and Geoff: Ordinary Route, Diff, and Ivy Chimney, VDiff, Milestone Buttress. Photos
Scotland Early Summer 2006Tom and Geoff: Tower Ridge (600m, Diff ****), 3½ hrs. John and Thom: Tower Ridge (600m, Diff ****), 4 hrs; Direct Route, Douglas Boulder (185m, VDiff **), 3½ hrs. Thom and Tom: Raeburn's Arete (215m, Severe ***), 3 hrs. John and Geoff: Raeburn's Arete (215m, Severe ***), 3 hrs. Photos
Wales Early Summer 2006Tom and Geoff: Amphitheatre Buttress, VDiff, 900ft, 1hr10min. Photos
Alps Summer 2006Thom and John: Grand Forche, AD-. Tom and Geoff: Aiguille de Moigne, PD, 3 hours. John, Geoff, Tom and Kate: Aiguille de Peigne, AD. Geoff, John and Kate: Domes de Miage, F.
Wales Summer 2006Thom and Alex: Amphitheatre Buttress (Wet, VDiff, 900ft ***) 3hrs. Thom, Alex, John and Tom: Flying Buttress, (VDiff, 1½ hrs).
Wales Autumn 2006Tom and Geoff: Grooved Arete (Hard VDiff, 810ft ***) 3hrs.
Peaks Autumn 2006John: Fizz, E1 5c. Geoff: Rusty Crack HVS 5c. Tom: Via Media, VS 4c. Geoff and John VS multipitch on the Nose, Dinas Mot, Llanberis Pass.
Ecrins Winter 2007Geoff and John: WI3 (SW IV) and WI4 (SW V). Geoff and Tom: WI3 (SW IV).
Costa Blanca Winter 2007John and Tom: HS multipitch: 3, 3, 5+, 4, 4, 4+. French Sport 6a/6b/6c.
Scotland Winter 2007Thom and Alex: Twisting Gully (III, 4), Douglas Boulder South West Ridge (III), Aonach Mor Icicle Gully (III). Trip report
Wales Spring 2007Thom and Tom: Tennis Shoe, HS. Hope, VDiff. Skylon, HS 4b. Nea, VS 4b. Glyder Fach, Direct Route, HS 4b, VS 4c finish. Crackstone Rib, Severe. Monolith Crack, Severe. Trip report
Peaks Spring 2007John and Tom: Three Pebble Slab, Flash Lead, HVS 5a. Sunset Slab, O/S Solo, HVS 4b. Trip report
Spain Spring 2007John and Tom: Puiga Campana, 800m 4/4+ in 2.5 hours.
Early Summer Alps 2007John and Tom: 6b onsight.
Summer Alps 2007Geoff and Tom: Aiguille de L'Index, AD. Clocher et Clochetons, AD. Cosmiques arete, AD.
Late Summer Wales 2007Thom and Tom: Cniefion arete, Mod and grade III scramble.
Scotland Autumn 2007Thom and Tom: North East Buttress, VDiff, 1.5 hours. Agag's Groove, VDiff, 1.5 hours.
Wales Autumn 2007Thom and Geoff: Y Lliwedd, VDiff, 4 hours. Tom and John: Nea, VS. Brant Direct, HVS. Crackstone Rib, S. Thom, John, Geoff and Tom: The Cracks, Dinas Mot, HS.