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The Millennium                 

 

In 2000 the Club had an expedition to Ladakh and members climbed Stok Kangri, “over 20,000 ft in the year 2000” to quote our then President.  Four separate groups had first undertaken acclimatisation treks, reaching at least 5000 m, before joining together for the peak. (Photos show members on the summit.)

During the late 20th and early 21st century LSCC summer Alpine meets were enjoyed.
Our Huts Blackrock and Milehouse have copies of some Alpine Journals

The Centenary

 

Period costume

 

Alpamayo

In 2008, the Club celebrated its Centenary with a programme of events taking place over the year, including: Members meeting at the Lix boulder; a mass ascent of Buachaille Etive Mor by a variety of climbing and scrambling routes - many members dressed in period costume (photo above); a meet in Bolivia, based at the Condoriri base camp, where Pequena Alpamayo was climbed (photo above); and a three week stravaig across Scotland. 

In 2010 Kate Ross became the first British woman to climb all the 4000 m mountains in the Alps.
She had previously climbed Ama Dablam (6812 m), a serious climbing peak in Nepal.

A random sample of recent activities - members have:

completed the Skye ridge, the most recent having never seen it before, due to cloud on previous visits

put up new routes on Gecko crag in Ardnish (submitted to SMC database)

backpacked from Fort William to Cape Wrath, three weeks with few 'convenience' stores along the way

completed the GR5 from Geneva to the Mediterranean, with tent and kit

negotiated the rocky ridges on the GR20 in Corsica

had success in Climbing competitions and sports climbing

ice climbing in Norway and elsewhere

covered the 58 Cairngorm Munros + 2 Corbetts in 17 days for her 60th Birthday

enjoyed sports climbing on Kalymnos or via ferrata in the Alps

ski toured in Trollaskagi north Iceland

sea kayaking round islands north and south of Upernavikoff, Greenland

and so the activities continue with varied mountaineering, summer & winter climbing adventures .... 

Then and now:

Glen Doll in 1952 and in Kalymnos on DNA 7a+ in 2015.

One hundred years on and still climbing ...

Read more - Publications

 Alpine sunrise

 

What is your top tip for a new member of the club?
Come along on lots of meets and get to know members. There is so much history in the club and lots of really interesting people with great stories to tell. I've found everyone in the club really welcoming, so hopefully you will too.

Elsie Riley

in the Cairngorms

Ama Dablam, Nepal

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