For those of us not braving an Arran Easter, perhaps we could get in a climb or two more locally. I would rather leave a Lakes trip until after the schools have gone back so a crag would suit me. If you’re interested, give me a call. Andy 07900 933 339
A bright and breezy day greeted six of us on our latest club walk from Halton Gill up Pen-y-Ghent and Plover. Having dutifully filled in our emergency contact details and popped them in the top of our rucksacks ( well remembered team!) we set off on our quiet walk up Dawson Close with only the snowy white ponies watching our procession. Beautiful views of Littondale and the flanks of Pen-y-Ghent abounded. The usual crowds were encountered on the final scramble up Pen-y-Ghent but quickly left behind as we ambled over the slopes of Plover.
The Strava app put a slight pressure on yours truly, but the old piece of string worked a treat and despite rumours about the old Burnett mileage system it came in at 12.6 miles (phew!!!)
Never doubted it! Anyway thanks to all for the great banter ( I still don’t know the life span of a frog??!!) and for coming along a good day had by all.
The next walk is Chris’s Thursday walk Whernside and it’s Tarns on the 9th May followed by a Howgills special on Saturday 11th May. (I appreciate the walks have been close together date wise and in the future we will work on spreading them out a bit better if possible. ) The coming week will see a meet in Arran where walking, cycling, and climbing will be on the agenda. Smashing
So all that remains is again to ask anyone wishing to coordinate a walking meet please contact me as I would be grateful for your help.
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Another cold evening, nevertheless eight of us still put up a good haul with Crack Lap (HS*), Witches Brew (HS*), Thrutch (VS**), Peel Off (VS***) and Blond Witch (Assheton Arms ***)
Perhaps not the warmest start to the outdoor season, but tradition prevailed as seven of us knocked off a few classics which included Eastby Buttress (VD), Nose Climb (S) and Scoop & Crack (S*). John B is seen here finishing Last Orders (VS), now that reminds me!
Temperatures permitting does anyone fancy some easy cragging this weekend.