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…

Limited Edition Club T-Shirts – 2019 edition

Earlier this year the club reached out to its members to help come up with a new design for our limited edition club t-shirts. We received a handful of great entries, and our selection committee had quite a task to choose the winning design.  In the interest of transparency the selection process was tasked to…

MCC Presentation on Access and Conservation Issues

This weekend the MCC were given the opportunity to deliver a presentation to the Access and Conservation commission of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) focusing specifically on Access and Conservation issues experienced by climbers in Malta.  The UIAA just concluded a series of meetings in Malta as part of the UIAA Spring Meeting sessions which…