Sat 17th Apr - Sun 18th Apr, 1999
Rawhead, Langdale FRCC Joint Meet
Present: Frank & Margaret Williams, Chris Thicket, Jim & Sandy Gregson, Mike Hall(G), Lester Payne, Michelle Harvie, Mark Garrod, Keith Williams, Peter Walker, Pam & Iain McCallum, Bob Anderson - all representing KMC plus 21 members and guests representing FRCC (names can be supplied if anyone is interested)
The early arrivals on Friday managed a few routes on Raven Crag in warm sunshine before retiring to the O.D.G. for a spot of thirst quenching.
Saturday saw everyone out for walks and scrambles on the high tops around the whole of the Langdale skyline, with separate parties covering different sections and meeting periodically during the day as paths crossed. The views on this lovely sunny day over an extensive snow topped landscape were magnificent. Then surprise, surprise, more thirst quenching in the warm evening sunshine at both the O.D.G. and New D.G. Saturday evening saw lots of cross club & cross age group chat and banter between rosy cheeked youngsters and wrinkled oldies.
Sunday again dawned fine but the climbers were rained/snowed off (depending on crag level) by lunch time and a fair number of the walkers wer not far behind. Early home for some via long delays due to closure of part of the M6. For those that persevered the afternoon provided hot sunshine with 20 minutes of hail/snow. Yet again welcome refreshment in warm evening sunshine in the O.D.G.
Another marvellous day on Monday saw activity on the Coniston fells and an easy drive home for those lucky enough to be retired.
A chance to luxuriate in a fine hut in Langdale. For those who don't know it is next door to the Achille Ratti hut. The hut holds 33 and I have reserved half of it for the KMC, that is 10 places for men & 6 for women, although there may be more available if not all the FRCC member places are taken up.
Langdale must be one of the best valleys for climbing with loads of crags both high & low level with routes to suit capabilities. Ring me to reserve a place or just turn up & hope for the best, you know you will enjoy it.
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