The majority of the attendees started arriving on Friday afternoon, but sadly none had brought with them any weather forecasts other than utterly abysmal! However, a merry evening was had in the Smithy with the woodburner lit discussing…….
The Gritstone Club had arranged accommodation at The Log House on the Damph Estate for 14 people. 12 people arrived during Sunday. The sunset that evening was spectacular! A good omen? The three big ridges…..
This impromptu meet at the Smithy was threatened with mixed weather (the MWIS forecast was ‘appalling’) which did not deter those present from venturing out…….
The dinner was attended by 40 people including 3 guests – John and Carol Whalley from Yorkshire Ramblers and Alison Cairns from the Pinnacle Club.
Saturday was a bit img_0030mixed weather wise but we made the best of it with a hike into Keswick…….
The climbing, the walking, the accommodation and the weather were spot on.
Where better to prepare for a week’s Norwegian Ski Touring than icy Scotland?
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The Ribblehead Maintenance Meet got off to a flying start…..