Sun 26th Apr, 2015

Presidents Hot Pot & Slide show

Colin Maddison

Christine Beeston

The Globe in Glossop now seems to be a well-established and welcoming venue for this annual event.  Twenty five of us enjoyed the usual veggie hot pot followed by apple pie and custard and were joined by a handful more for the slide show and competition results.

The usual four categories applied.  This year’s judge was Andy Croughton, one of our KMC ‘Clipped In’ artists in residence, who was very impressed with the overall standard of the photography. 


Mountain Landscape
Winner – Elliot Peak – Phil Hartwell
Second place – Simon Robershaw
Third place – Jim Symon
Commended – Dave Wylie


Mountain Action
Winner – A busy day on Crib Goch – Mark Garrod
Second place – Michelle Harvie
Third place – Andy Stratford
Commended – Gareth Williams


Rock Action
Winner – Rocking over in the Quarries – Dave Wylie
Second – Dave Wylie
Third – Simon Robertshaw
Commended – Simon Robershaw


Human Interest
Winner – Talking Heads - Peter Walker
Second – Andy Stratford
Third – Dave Wylie


We’ll post the winning photos and the runners up on the website.


Earlier in the day the sun shone on Castle Naze and though a good breeze made belaying a bit chilly at the top around fifteen folk enjoyed a good day’s cragging.  Most of the classics were done including Nozag (VS), The Cracks (VS), Keep Arete (VS) and, of course, Scoop Face (HVS).  Well done to Matt for Icebreaker (E2).


Elsewhere, Christine led a merry band on a walk from Hayfield to Glossop – eight people managed to catch the bus to Hayfield, we passed Mark and Michelle at the top of William Clough, doing a (no doubt) much longer and faster alternative route involving four laps of Hayfield Reservoir and a refreshing shower under the Downfall, then managed to bump into Midge and John Castick for a sunny long lunch on Mill Hill.  It was such a beautiful day no one wanted to go indoors, so we extended the walk via Bleaklow Head and descended down Yellowslacks.


Thanks to all who came for one part or another and to those that sent in their photos.

Colin Maddison

Meet Promo:

 The annual President’s Hot Pot and Photographic Competition will once again be held at the Globe in Glossop. During the day I’ll be leading a climbing meet at Castle Naze and Christine Beeston will lead a walking meet.

The Hot Pot
The Globe will be serving the usual veggie hotpot followed by apple pie and custard. The meal will start at 7.00pm sharp and be followed by the photographic competition.  Cost is £6.00 per head.  Please book with me direct no later than Wednesday 22nd April by emailing
For those that haven’t been before the Globe is on High Street West in Glossop; see map at,-1.95657

Photographic Competition
The competition will be for photographs in digital format.  All photographs must have been taken in the last twelve months.  The usual four categories will apply:
• Mountain Action
• Mountain Landscape
• Rock Action
• Human Interest/Digital Fun
Please send your entries to Colin Maddison.  I’ll accept up to three entries per person per category.  Please give details of which category each photo is being entered for and the subject matter.  To avoid clogging up my in box please resize photos to 800 x 600 if you can.  Deadline for entries is also Wednesday 22nd April.

The Climbing (Colin Maddison)
Earlier in day the climbing meet will be at Castle Naze.  This is a fine little gritstone edge that dries quickly and boasts plenty of good lower and middle grade routs as well as a few harder ones.  Classics include Scoop Face (HVS 5a), Nozag (VS 4c); The Crack (VS 4b); Belladonna (E2 5c).  I should be there by about 10.30am.  See above for my contact details.
From Doveholes on the A6 (Buxton to Chapel-en-le-Frith) follow signs to the railway station.  200m past railway bridge head left (Cowlow Lane) for 1 mile to small layby (on left opposite footpath sign to Chapel).  The crag and approach are obvious.  Grid Ref: SK 054785.

The Walk (Christine Beeston)
The walk is a 10 mile trek from Hayfield to Glossop – the plan is to meet on Henry Street in Glossop (turn right as you come out of the train station and 2nd street on the right) in time for the number 61 bus to Hayfield, leaving at 12:00, arriving in Hayfield at about 12.15. 
Then we’ll walk back to Glossop via the Snake Path, over Maiden Moor, up Willam Clough and to Mill Hill, then following the Pennine way North and descending via Doctor’s Gate.  This should get us back to Glossop in time for a drink before the hotpot starts at 7.
If you get to Glossop well before the bus, you may find the walk leader having a nice cup of tea in Costa.

Colin Maddison

Andy on "Scoop Face" (HVS, 5a) (Dave Wylie)
Phil on "The Crack" (VS, 4b) (Dave Wylie)
Colin on Nozag VS 4c (Philip Hartwell)
Colin on "Scoop Face" (HVS, 5a) (Dave Wylie)
Colin on "Scoop Face" (HVS, 5a) (Dave Wylie)
Sheena on "Scoop Face" (HVS, 5a) (Dave Wylie)
Sheena on "Scoop Face" (HVS, 5a) (Dave Wylie)
Above Hayfield (Phil Ramsbottom)
Heading for William Clough (Phil Ramsbottom)
Lunch Stop above Williams Clough (Trish Cranston)
Kinder North Edges from the Lunch Stop (Trish Cranston)
The Cobbler (Colin Maddison)

Mountain Action
1st Place - Along the ridge (Mark Garrod)
2nd Place - Sun and silhouette (Michelle Harvie)
3rd Place - Descent from Pk 5368, Rurec Valley, Peru (Andy Stratford)
Commended - Craig Marsden on Gaustasp√łkelse (WI 4), Krokan (Gareth Williams)

Mountain Landscape
1st Place - Elliot Peak (Philip Hartwell)
2nd Place - Mount Kenya (Simon Robertshaw)
3rd Place - Glen Coe (Jim Symon)
Commended - Waterfall (Dave Wylie)

Rock Action
1st Place - Rocking over in the quarries (Dave Wylie)
2nd Place - Demo Route, Sennen (Dave Wylie)
3rd Place Anglezarke (Simon Robertshaw)
Commended - Andy bridging (Simon Robertshaw)

Human Interest
1st Place - Talking Heads (Peter Walker)
2nd Place - Horny Jim (Andy Stratford)
3rd Place - Lovers (Dave Wylie)

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