Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) – 14th October 2020

Dear members, Please note that the 2020 AGM will be held online as follows: Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 18:00-20:00 Click here to attend the online meeting. Login details will be sent by email closer to the date. The AGM is a very important event for the continued functioning of the club, and is the…

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…

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…

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…