The MCC was set up to cater for all branches of the sport we love so much – including mountaineering. Many of our existing members are interested in travelling to far flung reaches of the world to enjoy the excitement and adventure (and hardship) associated with climbing mountains, as well as rocks.
The club has so far focused on rock-climbing simply because most of the members have to date been rock-climbers! However, we have been discussing for some time the need to set up a sub-committee that would work autonomously focusing specifically on mountaineering-related projects and activities under the MCC umbrella. After experiencing rock-climbing with the MCC, veteran Josef Grech has agreed to start-up this section and has already received words of support and encouragement from other climbers excited about this new development.
Josef N. Grech was expedition leader for the Kilimanjaro Challenge IV in 2009. The expedition consisted of 15 climbers all of whom reached the summit as a first for the KC series of climbs. He has also climbed Mount Etna as part of his training prior to Kilimanjaro. Besides his interest in mountaineering, he is a keen enthusiast of outdoor sports particularly trekking, diving, kayaking and more recently, through the MCC, rock climbing – all of which he tries to combine with his other passion, photography. His aspirations are to organise expeditions to other well known peaks worldwide and to combine rockclimbing skills with those in mountaineering trekking expertise.
Everest summiteer Marco Cremona was delighted to hear about this development and has promised his support to ensure that the section is a success.
All three Everest Summitteers, namely Ropert Gatt, Greg Attard and Marco Cremona are honorary members of the MCC, together with the world’s leading mixed climber Stevie Haston.
If you are interested in joining the MCC and the mountaineering section of the MCC in particular, please contact Mr. Josef Grech either by email : firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile: 9999 2229