October 2017


Five DMC members, plus friends / family, headed off for some winter sun to one of the Greek islands Kalymnos. Home to some of the best sports climbing in Europe, with over 2600 well-bolted routes.

Great multi-national atmosphere at the crags, with climbers from all over Europe, Australia and even the US. Friendly laidback locals, small ferries that ran when there were enough  people, and larger ferries that will maybe run to take you back if the timetable gets updated.

Buttermere Meet

October 2017


A few pictures from David Aldridge and Pete Scott taken at the Buttermere meet at Birkness Coach House. The summit photo is the celebration of the topping out of David's final Wainwright (Bessyboot) on the Saturday with a nip of The Lakes Distillery Whisky.

Helen and Ed Tie the Knot

Scottish Meet - Glen Affric

May 2017


For this year’s May meet the DMC were based at An Teallach MC’s Strawberry Cottage, a remote hut 5 miles down a track at the western end of Loch Affric.


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An active, sociable
turnout of Derwent MC members at the Roaches on a lovely sunny day with many very enjoyable routes climbed by all, including on sight leads ranging from Diff. to E4.

Photo: Dave Sergeant contemplating Mike Lea's on sight lead of Gypfast.



Winter Meet - Aviemore

February 2017


This year the winter meet was held in Aviemore at the FRCC hut, Karn House. An unlikely base (in a housing estate to the north of the village) it was comfortable and well-appointed and a reasonable drive to our destination hills.

After Dinner Walk

February 2017


A pleasant - if very muddy - outing uphill and down dale around Sheldon.

Sunday Walk

22nd January 2017

We started the walk from Upper Booth in the Edale valley and walked through the fields to Crowden Clough.

Night Navigation

18th January 2017

26 people participated in an urban Night navigation event in Matlock.

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