On the fourth Wednesday of the month we host a slideshow at The Old Kings Head, London Bridge, in the upstairs room (ask the bar staff for directions if you can’t find it). Our slideshows are usually by members, although occasionally we have speakers from outside the club. These cover a wide range of climbing and walking topics, from trips our members have been on to lectures by notable climbers and mountaineers. The show starts at 7:30pm and will generally finish about 9:30pm.
We sometimes organize other ad hoc socials, which will be added here once details are known; email notifications will also be sent.
Drinking and carousing.
Video presentation: "10 days in the Dolomites"
Come and experience a thrilling adventure in the Dolomites, from epic multi-pitch climbs to via ferrata, from Octavian and Jolan.
As Octavian and Jolan are two of our new climbing reps, this would be an excellent opportunity for new members (climbers or not) to ask questions or have general discussion about climbing with the Rockhoppers!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Time: Upstairs room from 7pm, presentation around 7.30pm
It's that time of year again, and you are hereby cordially invited along to the annual Rockhopper Christmas bash!
This year we have secured a most exclusive venue at a convenient central location, namely the India Club Restaurant at the Strand.
For more information and to book a place, please visit the meets page: https://www.rockhoppers.org.uk/meets
We will be hearing from two of our committee members who dared to make friends with the Alpine Club and venture into the Saas Valley. It's the right time of year to hear about icy Alpine adventures, getting you ready for the winter season ahead.
Last year I resigned from my job, moved out of my flat, put all my possessions in my parents’ garage and took the leap. From taking the first step away from Land’s End to walking into John O’Groats was 1,231 miles taking 131 days. I didn’t set out to achieve a new LEJOG speed record nor did I have a set end date, instead this journey was about exploration and learning - not just about myself but about the history, culture and heritage of the places I walked through. By passing through the landscapes at a slower pace - and you can’t get much slower than my walking pace! - I learnt so much about this country.
I also included the islands as a way to bookend my walk. From Cornwall I travelled to Long Point, St Agnes (the most south westerly point of the Isles of Scilly) and from John O'Groats I sailed and drove to Skaw, Unst (the most north easterly point of the Shetland Islands).
Come along if you want to hear more and see some photos of my trip!
From 7pm, presentation around 7.30pm.
Book here: https://www.rockhoppers.org.uk/meets/6034
Use this social to discuss your Easter plans! Save time in Skye or Cornwall - get those maps out and plan your hikes and climbs before you arrive. Secure the best people in your group ;)
If you don't have ambitious plans for Easter just come along for a friendly chat and a beer.
We will be hearing about Rob and Craig's adventures in Norway, ski touring the Jotunheimen Haute Route.
Time: Upstairs room from 7pm, presentation around 7.30pm.
Drink booze, eat crisps, talk nonsense and plan for upcoming trips. From 7pm.