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June 22 - June 23

Peterborough Mountaineering Club was founded in 1954 so 2024 is our 70th anniversary. You may be wondering how the club was formed.

In 1954 a group of 8 people gathered in the Adult Education Centre Peterborough for a series of lectures on mountaineering. The lecturer (whoever he/she was ) failed to turn up so Bob Shaw stood up and said “I know a bit about mountaineering. I am a commando”. He proceeded to lead the group over the following weeks. They quickly became friends and began travelling to North Wales for camping weekends staying at camp sites and Tyn-Y-Shanty and decided to form a club. This was the beginning of the Peterborough Mountaineering Club.

As with previous major anniversaries we will mark this with a mass ascent of Tryfan and champagne on the summit. The north ridge is the most popular route. This can be made more interesting by starting on the milestone buttress descent route or Pulpit route. There are numerous rock routes on the east face from Heather Terrace. There are of course the three “Classic Rock” routes:- Gashed Crag, First Pinnacle Rib and Grooved Arete. First Pinnacle Rib can be finished by Thompson’s Chimney and reaches the summit between Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve are the two summit blocks on Tryfan. Where it is tradition to jump from one to the other. I am sure a few members will try this preferably before they drink too much champagne. In the evening, we are planning a barbeque at the cottage. All are welcome, including non-members, new and old members.  Please note the date Friday 21 to Sunday 23 June 2024. This is a week later than our normal monthly meet.


June 22
June 23


Clive Osbourne


Welsh Hut
Bethesda, LL57 4DJ United Kingdom + Google Map