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No Wall – Xmas and New Year

Just a reminder that there is no wall session on the 23rd December and 30th December. The Clickimin is shut over the xmas period. See […]

By |December 22nd, 2013|Club News|0 Comments

Lakes Trip Report – August 2013

by Jonathan Swale

Two hundred years ago, the Lakes Poets found an imagined arcadia among the rugged Cumbrian fells (ignoring, for convenience, the rugged farmers and even ruggeder miners and quarrymen who lived and worked there). A century later the railways were bringing thousands of the great unwashed for a brief respite from the smoke of northern towns. Sixty years on and a million families in family cars were importing the urban joys of traffic jams and parking chaos to this once quiet corner of Englandshire. And so to the present: the wheel has turned 180 degrees and seven climbers left the rural tranquillity of Shetland for the crowds, confusion and frantic retail experience that is The Lake District Bank Holiday Weekend. […]

By |September 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Clickimin Times Changed

From 29th July the times for the club indoor wall session will be 7.30 – 9.30pm. This is until next summer at least. The session […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Club News|0 Comments

Winter Trip Report – March 2013

There was a brief moment when I’d thought we’d scared people off from coming on the winter trips. It’s perfectly understandable – who’d want to be on the side of a mountain with me or Pete, and then have to read a mock condescending account of it. As it turns out quite a few.

 
The Mountain of Pain
Now I’ve never been a skier. The only time I have skied was down the Ward of Bressay with size 9 boots and cross-country skies on. As my toes didn’t reach the end of the boots and there was no heel binding I wasn’t exactly in control.

The main reason I don’t ski is that I that I don’t like the fact that either ski can go in multiple directions and when the skis do come off there’s a twisting action, usually around the knee area as the ankle is firmly strapped in to the boot.

So, to prove that premonitions can come true, Saturday afternoon at the Cairngorm ski centre, last run down the mountain, a graceful arc into the wooden fencing, skis stuck, resulting in a non graceful barrel roll.

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By |April 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

New Shetland Climbing Website

[frame align=”left”][/frame]Many of you will have seen from the forum, but we (being Al, Paul and Andrew) have recently launched our new site, called ShetlandClimbing.info or “SCi” which does what it says on the tin… provides information on climbing up here. It’s the most up to date, complete collection of crag and route information that there has ever been up here. We’ll also be adding news items to the site like articles from climbers that have made key ascents up here in the past, or just had a great time. There will also be videos and loads of other useful info.

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By |September 17th, 2012|News|0 Comments

The Cannon – Eshaness Storm

OK so not really climbing, but still a video near some climbing! I took this today, a lot of sea running!

By |September 4th, 2012|Videos|1 Comment

AGM Agenda Saturday 28th April

As promised here is the agenda for the AGM and normal meeting (to follow AGM) for Saturday. Look at the last news item for more details on the weekend but basically we’re hopefully climbing on saturday, eating and having the meetings at Braewick cafe, Eshaness, then chilling out there and some folk are camping over. We’ll then be doing the Voar Redd Up on Sunday at Eshaness Lighthouse (Calders Geo and Holes of Scraada). All welcome.

Please add a comment below the post or email via the contact form if you’d like anything else adding to the agenda of either meeting.

Venue: Braewick Cafe, Eshaness. Meet for food @ 5pm. AGM @ 7pm.

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By |April 21st, 2012|News|0 Comments

AGM, Social & Voar Redd Up

It’s that time of year again… If you’re thinking “wow, that year went quick” then it’s probably because it was actually only a few months back that we had the last AGM! At the last one, we decided to shift the club year to starting on 1st April, in line with the MCofS to make membership admin easier (meaning subs are now due!)

Because no one likes meetings we’ve decided to make a social of it, actually, better than that – a weekend of it, combining it with climbing (hopefully) and Extreme Voar Redd Up! We’ll be discussing all matters of the club at the AGM and would really appreciate everyone’s input. Even if you’re no longer a member, it’s a chance to have a say on what the club could do for you and make suggestions. We’ll also be planning club trips for the Summer, so bring your diary!

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By |April 2nd, 2012|News|9 Comments

Climbing on Foula

By |January 9th, 2012|Videos|6 Comments

Club AGM

The 2011 Climb Shetland Annual General Meeting is to be held on Friday 9th December 2011, 7pm at Islesburgh Community Centre. We’d be really grateful for folk (members and non-members) to take the time to come to the meeting if you can and have a say on the future of the club. The AGM will be followed by a general meeting where we’ll be discussing some other issues and then we’ll head out for a meal and a drink.

AGM:
Chair: Stuart Barton

AGENDA:

Minutes of previous AGM (Fri 26th November 2010) […]

By |November 13th, 2011|Club News, News|0 Comments