Sat 8th Aug - Sun 9th Aug, 1998
Ty Powdyr FRCC joint meet
Present:- Pete Walker, Tony Gask, Alan Wylie, Dave Wylie, Eric Hallam, Ethel Hallam (G), Len Stubbs, Mark Garrod, Michelle Harvie, Tony Major, Dave Bone, Lester Payne, Ann Wooley, Margaret Williams, Frank Williams, Kevin Anderson, Joan Stewart (G), Bob Anderson, David Hopkinson (G), Hillary Robertson (FRCC) and also Bob Anderson (FRCC) - a tick from two clubs for the same meet.
Eric travelled by train and bus on Wednesday 5th August whilst most of the rest gathered at various times on Friday with further additions on Saturday.
Bob managed an ascent of Elidior Fawr on Friday afternoon before activities began in ernest on Saturday. Mark and Michelle went to Ogwen for Hope, Javelin buttress and central Arête, Tony Major and Dave Bone also at Ogwen for Rowen Tree Slabs etc. Meet leader had never heard of Rowan Tree Slabs at Idwal - not suprising at E25C. Ann and Dave Hopkinson went to Tremadog for the Plum, The Fang & One Step. Tony Gask and Lester also to Tremadog for Oberon & Christmas Currie. Kev and Joan also went to Idwal for an unnamed thin (5a/b) line up the slabs and then walked back to the hut over the Glydyrs, but that's another story. Bob and Dave Wylie did Parsons Nose Direct and Gambit on Crib y Dysgyl whilst brother Alan and Hilary went to Tryfan for Pinnacle Rib, Green Gully Buttress etc. Pete Walker fresh from 3 weeks in the Dolomites annexed various welsh summits. Ethel, Eric and Len were much more sensible and walked through the wood etc to Llanberis for a sandwich and a beer.
Sunday again dawned hot and sunny and parties left for Pennant, Llewedd, Ogwen, Carreg Alltrem etc. Tony and Dave sloped off to find more testing 'E' numbers. Ethel did some painting (watercolours) at the Hut, picture taken home by Tony G.
Great weather, great company, great meet. I had a super weekend. Thanks to all who turned up.
This is the annual joint meet with the FRCC. Come and support it, climb with a new partner or just do a bit of socialising, remember we have the use of their 5 huts in the lakes so getting to know a few of their members will make staying in their huts more enjoyable.
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