It’s that time of year again, when the shorter days mean that climbing is largely left for the weekend (for most people). With the holidays coming up, it’s also a good time to catch up on those things that we keep postponing, but still have to be done at some point.
This year the MCC has been particularly busy. In addition to the regular committee meetings, we have maintained our ever popular outdoor meets (monthly in winter, weekly in summer), the most recent one being a dash before the heavens opened up on us at the beginning of November. Stay tuned for a forthcoming December club meet. Besides the usual activities we’ve also contributed to the continued development of sport climbing routes across the islands (with the generous support of the MTA and SportMalta), organised Malta’s first ever climbing photography competition, and set the ball rolling to establish a qualification for rock climbing instructors under the auspices of the UIAA.
We’ve set up an online shop (click the SHOP link in the navigation menu) to make payments for club meets, membership, and wall sessions simple. You can also snag yourself some MCC swag like a t-shirt or the Sport Climbing guide book.
We cannot do all this without your support. This is where we appeal to all local and visiting climbers to renew their membership or to join the club. We do our best to keep membership fees low to make the sport as accessible as possible. In return for your membership fee you get the use of club equipment during our regular outdoor meets, a club t-shirt, access to the artificial indoor climbing wall, and a 10% discount on purchases of climbing and outdoor equipment from Mochika Outdoor Life in Qormi and the Surplus & Adventure Equipment Store in Mosta. You also get that special feeling of knowing you have contributed to the growth of the sport in Malta.
Finally, we also value your time and effort. If you think you can help out with any of our work and activities, please get in touch with a committee member. Even something as simple as helping out with belaying during club meets makes a big difference. If you are qualified in accounting or law, your help would be particularly appreciated.
Thanks once again for your support and we look forward to meeting you at the crags soon.