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Norway Ice Fest Meet Report 19 – 28 Feb 2016

Norway Ice Fest Meet Report 19- 28 Feb 2016 

A mixed team of attendees from several UK Climbing Clubs finally got under way on February 19th. 

Condition on the ice routes were superb. Plenty of fat ice. The track in the Rjukan Gorge was good and direct to many lines, thankfully without much deep snow, and no sign of the river below it. Almost all of the usual routes were in great condition, sometimes a little brittle ice was encountered but in general, no-one could or did complain.

One of the main venues was the Vemork Bridge routes. The usually snowed-up and icy road down to and getting out of the Vemork Bridge car park was no trouble this season even without  4-wheel drive cars. With the excellent conditions, we all got stuck in to some great ice climbing. 

Read the whole article here: 7th Joint AC/CC Rjukan Norway Ice Fest Meet Report 19 – 28 Feb 2016

Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund partnership

Bristish brand Montane partners with the Alpine Club to sponsor the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund.

The award is offered bi-annually in March and November to support members of the Alpine Club.

Awards will be given to teams attempting first ascents or new routes in remote areas, or exploring little known alpine terrain.

Montane's Terry Stephenson said: "The Alpine Club Climbing Fund has made possible some incredible feats of mountaineering. We're delighted to be involved to help climbers and mountaineers explore the world's mountains regions."

Malcolm Bass, AC Vice President and Chair of the Climbing Fund Sub-Committee, said: 'Montane is a natural partner for the Alpine Club Climbing Fund. They have a long history of involvement in supporting adventurous alpine and big wall climbing through focused clothing design and manufacture and also by supporting individual alpine and big wall climbers. Together we can further the exploration of mountainous regions of the world by AC members. It's an exciting new phase for the Alpin Club'.

Press release on the Montane Alpine Club Climbing Fund partnership  images/events/files/20160304MontaneandTheAlpineClub.pdf

About the Alpine Club Climbing Fund http://www.alpine-club.org.uk/ac2/index.php/climbing-fund

 

 

Death of member Roger [Lord] Chorley

A long standing member Roger Choley died peacefully on 21st February, aged 85. Roger joined the AC in 1951. He became AC president in 1983.

A private cremation will be held. Family flowers only. A Memorial Service will be held at St. George’s Church, Campden Hill, London, at a date to be announced.

Our sympathy is with his family and fiends.