December 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Avalanch

What a winter this could end up being, Scotland has had a hell of a plastering of snow and even the Lakes is full to the brim with the white stuff.

While my thoughts are in winter mode I reflected on past trips and remembered a day out with Dave Owen in 2004. It brought a stark reminder of how fragile our winter play ground can be, you hear it every year about climbers getting caught out in Avalances.



See my passed… Continue

Added by Derek Kenyon on December 24, 2009 at 19:37 — No Comments

Lakes Walk CANCELLED

Hi All,



In view of the forecast for tomorrow Iv'e decided to cancal my walk in the Lakes.



I don't fancy trying to get to and out of Great Langdale and the line about 'Blizzard, Lightening and Whiteouts' tipped the balance !,



http://www.mwis.org.uk/mountain/LD.PDF



http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/warnings.asp



If anyone… Continue

Added by Mark Ainsworth on December 19, 2009 at 18:05 — No Comments

SUNDAYS WALK !!

Please check 'Events' for update on Sundays Lakes walk.
Poor whether forecast, it may not go ahead.
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Added by Mark Ainsworth on December 18, 2009 at 20:52 — No Comments

Amphitheatre buttress, Craig yr Ysfa Sunday 13/12/09

300m - Grade V Diff

Weather was -1 degrees in the Valley. Low cloud but dry.

Approach - from Cwm Eigiau 1 - 1.5 hrs



Derek, Will., Mark Davies and Rick



Up and away by 6.30am, it was always going to be a biggish day, but events conspired to make it even longer, with our early start rubbed out by a patch of ice.



The day didn't start well with Marks car sliding backwards down a very iced up single track road and ending up in a ditch. About 1 hour later and… Continue

Added by Rick Riding on December 13, 2009 at 21:41 — No Comments

Instructional Video for all you new members

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Added by Rick Riding on December 11, 2009 at 21:23 — 3 Comments

Saunders Mountain Marathon July 4th and 5th

I am doing the event after a bit of a lay off. As ever Mr Kenyon (Mr Motivator) suggested I perhaps inform you all in case you were considering doing one of these events.

There is a history of the club entering these kind of events in large numbers in the past but this seems to have stopped in recent years. Anyway whats it all about, simple two days of hill navigation with an over night camp I am hoping the weather will be a little more gentle than when the other events are on so it could… Continue

Added by Mark Davies on December 10, 2009 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

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