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Bon Echo Hut Closed for Renovations

The long awaited renovations to the Bon Echo Hut will commence this month. As the hut and the property will be a construction site the Bon Echo Committee has decided to close the hut for the season to allow the work to progress unimpeded. Ox Roast will be the last hut based climbing and camping weekend of the year.

Climbers wishing to climb at Bon Echo may consider camping at the park and paddling over to the cliff.

WANTED: Your climbing stories!

Done anything cool lately on the rock, a waterfall , a mountain? Was it awesome? Maybe your adventure didn't go so well but you have something to share that may help other climbers.

How about that easy half day route in the mountains that turned into a forty hour epic? Or the time you forgot all your ice screws in the trunk of the car, a short helicopter ride away?

Did you attend your first Section Camp or GMC? What was it like?

Whatever the adventure please write it up and send it in to share with other Section members. Pictures are great. Please email your writeup and photos to

For past stories please see Section Climbing Stories

Keep Climbing until the Day You Die!

Gerry Banning - Dec 2017

In Gerry's words "I started climbing in 1978 and kept it up for about 20 years. After I left climbing, I got into other training modes including CrossFit and Olympic lifting. About 4 years ago, at 68, I returned to climbing. Now 72, because of the more advanced training methods available now, and more time to train because of an easier job, I am climbing much better than I did in my 30's and 40's. I've learned a lot on this journey, and am keen to pass it on."

Read Gerry's guide to training for climbing for all ages. Keep Climbing

Gerry references a document on 'The Overhead Press'. Read it here Overhead Press