Thank you Christopher Sella & Inigo Taylor!

The committee of the MCC regrets to advise club members that Chris Sella (Club Secretary) and Inigo Taylor (PRO), who I am sure are well known to many of you, have tendered their resignation from the committee of the MCC. Chris has decided to pursue other goals within the local climbing sphere, and the committee…

Incident at Mgarr iX-Xini 30/08/2020

No doubt, most members of the climbing community were horrified to read or hear that on Sunday, two climbers were seriously injured in a climbing-related accident. I have to admit when reading the first report about the incident in the Times of Malta that my reaction was to think that it was yet again, a…

Birds are nesting !

We’ve had some reports of climbers encountering bird nests with eggs and even hatchlings at some of our crags recently. Kindly avoid these routes and areas to give the eggs time to hatch and the birds time to develop to a less sensitive age. Here are the reports currently in hand: “Bird’s nest on route…

Latest Covid-19 Guidelines for Sport

As registered members of Sport Malta, the MCC has just received a circular which has been sent out to all Sports organisations on the island entitled “Guidelines for Return to Sport as part of the COVID-19 transition in Malta”. Please check the “Files” tab of this Facebook Group where you will find a downloadable copy….

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…

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…