'TIMBER...' at Back Bowden

Posted by Guy Keating on 27/08/2008
'I'm a lumberjack and i'm ok...'

The Northumbrian Mountaineering Club recently organised a BMC funded tree felling session at one of the NE's finest crags.

The large stand of conifers was shading the North Wall and rendering some the crags finest (and hardest) routes unclimable. So, accompanied by a symphony of revving chainsaws Andy Cowley, Jon Hoffman and Dave Laverick set about clearing the area.

After a day of hard graft the area was transformed and the rock is already improving. So, no excuses for not getting on County Ethics or The Dark Side now…

Many thanks to Richard Pow (NMC and BMC local access rep.) for coordinating this sterling effort, the landowner for agreeing to the work, and finally to the lads with the saws.

If your local crag is getting overgrown, why not get in touch with the BMC – we set up the Crag Care Fund for this type of work and we might be able to help you out.

Contact either,

Martin - martin@thebmc.co.uk or Guy guy@thebmc.co.uk



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