UIAA delegation soon arriving in Malta

As reported previously, following the acceptance of MCC as a full member of the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) in 2017, the MCC submitted a proposal to the Federation to hold it’s annual “Spring Meeting” sessions in Malta this year.  The bid was successful and 85 delegates from all over the world shall soon…

2019 Annual General Meeting

We would like to notify the membership that this year’s Annual General Meeting will be held as follows: Date: 31 March 2019, 18:00-19:00 Venue: 1st Sliema Scout Group (Bernard’s Own), Depiro Street, Sliema SLM2087, Malta The agenda for this meeting follows: President’s & secretary’s reports Financial report Appointment of auditors Other matters The AGM is…

Mud, cars and cliffs

(first published on 02/06/2012) Sometimes, you just get that feeling that things aren’t going to work out.  I picked Kyle up on Sunday at 08:25hrs as usual and we set off on our regular pilgrimage to “our” new crag in Gozo.  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the birds (had there been…

Trip Report: BMC International Summer Climbing Meet 2019

Club members Eveline Foubert and Steve Montebello gave us a write up about their trip to North Wales earlier this year, where they attended the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) biannual Summer Climbing Meet. — It all started when Simon, the president of the MCC posted about the BMC trad meet in North Wales. Immediately I…

Zack Xuereb to represent Malta and the MCC in competition abroad

Today was a somewhat historic day for Maltese climbing as upcoming local youth climber Zack Xuereb boarded a flight to Edinburgh accompanied by MCC coach and former US National Ladies Sport Climbing Champion Miura Hawkins. Through support provided by both the MCC and Sport Malta,  Zack will be participating in the Scottish Youth Climbing Championships…

Another Maltese climber breaks through the F8a barrier

Earlier this week Smoothies Cave at Babu once again echoed with shouts of delight as local climber Steve Montebello clipped the chains of Tropical Hurricane F8a+, just a few days after young Zack Xuereb did the same. Steve led his first route, a 5a, in Gozo just two years ago, showing incredible progress in such…

16 yr old Zack Xuereb redpoints “Tropical Hurricane” 8a+ at Smoothies

Yesterday evening was a great day for Maltese climbing as young, 16 year old newcomer to the sport Zack Xuereb redpointed his hardest route yet, Tropical Hurricane 8a+ at Wied Babu’s Smoothies Cave.  Zack’s progress in the sport has been incredible.  He started climbing just over a year ago and has progressed quickly through the…