balliol college mountaineering and poetry club

first meeting: aviemore winter 2002/2003

The BCMPC first met during the cold winter of 2003/2003. Camping in Aviemore as temperatures plummeted to minus fifteen, put everyone in the ideal situation to write some poetry inspired by the harsh surroundings. The nearest they came to sport was an ascent of Cairngorm, and some hairbrained sledging on survival bags. But fun was had by all, and a cold half hour by a frozen loch provided the verse which follows below.

  • Members:

  • Thomas Brightwell
  • Phillip Bundy
  • Johnathan Cooper
  • Geoffrey Evatt
  • Thom Maloney
  • Adrian Nightingale
  • Gavin Orde
  • Jon Turnbull