Sat 7th Aug - Sun 8th Aug, 1999

Wasdale Camping

Members Present: Chris Thickett, John Thorley, Bob Anderson, Tony Gask, Phil Ramsbottom


Despite the very disappointing turnout the few of us who bothered to make the effort enjoyed a very pleasant weekend.

Saturday started dull and cool so Chris, Bob, Tony and myself decided to scramble up Ill Ghyll on Kirkfell. As usual in these wet places Tony provided the entertainment and ended up with water running down his neck only to exit from his boots. At the top of this excellent route we noticed that it had started to rain so we returned to Wasdale via Black Sail and Mosedale.

John arrived on Saturday afternoon and had a walk over Buckbarrow before joining us for the evening in the Screes at Strands.

On Sunday all five of us walked up Nether Beck in steadily improving weather, at the top we climbed Haycock , Steeple, Red Pike and finally Yewbarrow (great views as usual).

A great weekend in the best valley in the Lakes - thanks to the people who turned up.

Phil Ramsbottom

Meet Promo:

I will be camping will be at the excellent site at Strands (or is it Nether Wasdale) anyway the map ref. is 126042.

There are two good pubs serving both good food and beer so you don't even need to cook!!

Climbing is fantastic in one of the best parts of the Lakes, if you cannot manage the walk to Scafell, Pillar or Great Gable, try some of the new stuff on Buckbarrow - a very pleasant mile from the camp site and 'almost always' below the clag. Walking is as tough as you choose to make it - what about the challenge of the Ennerdale horshoe or at the other end of the scale the lovely path over the Screes.

So there is something for everyone - all you have to do is turn up.

Phil Ramsbottom

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