AGM 2020 – Thursday 26th March

Dear all, Please note that the 2020 AGM will be held as follows: Date: Thursday 26 March 2020, 19:30-20:30 Venue: Sliema Scouts bouldering wall The AGM is a very important event for the continued functioning of the club, and is the place where the committee communicates what the club has been up to over the…

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…

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…