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Clubnight meetings suspended until further notice


25 March: Open Night Members please bring along a few images to share – probably around 10-12 each.


1 April: Peter Smith – Ethiopea In November 2018, Peter & Trish went on a 31 day trip with Federated Mountain Club Travel Club to Ethiopia. Their trip involved 12 days tramping in the Simien & Bale Mountains as well as visiting many UNESCO heritage sites. After arriving in the capital, Addis Ababa, they visited the north of the country, Bahir Dar and Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile; Gonder and the castles of the Ethiopian Kings; and then tramped for 8 days from Debark to Mulit in the Simien Mountains. They travelled north to Aksum the capital of the ancient Axumite Empire and one of the oldest Christian states from the 4th century AD and Lalibela and the amazing monolithic churches carved out of rock. Then they travelled east to the walled city of Harar, the fourth holiest city in the Muslim world and onto Awash National Park. Lastly they did a 4 day tramp in the Bale National Park from Dinsho to the Sanetti plateau before visiting the different tribal areas of the Lower Omo valley in the south of the country by the Kenyan border. An amazing journey to a little travelled country.


8 April: Andrew Robinson – “A Yarn or Two” Come along to hear a backcountry tale, an outback yarn, a shaggy dog story, a train story and more, narrated by Andrew Robinson and maybe one or two others.


The club is always interested to hear from anybody wanting to be considered as a Wednesday night guest speaker and is open to suggestions



If you have any suggestions for speakers, or would like to give a presentation yourself, please contact

Michele or Pamela at club night, or email details to