Sun 10th Apr, 2016
Presidents Hot Pot and Slide Show
37 KMC folk turned out for the meal plus a further 8 not requiring food.
There were high quality entries in all categories which were anonymised by The President who did not take a significant part in the judging process. 2016 was the first year we have had an all women judging panel: Philippa Maye and Sue Marsden: both visual artists and members of Clipped In - an artists collective of KMC members. If you have never visited the website before see http://clippedin.wix.com/clipped-in2. If you would like to see the work in full please await further news of the exhibition at Castle Park (Frodsham) art gallery in late may and June 2016.
Although there were no official entries in the new video category we showed a selection of short clips / films from members:
Colin Maddison: Moan, Moan, Moan
Mary Stuart: Total Control
Roisin Maddison: Norway - a second a day
and ''The Ten Edges Challenge''
A brilliant 15 minute proper film directed by Outdoor Meets Secretary Dan O'Brien in his alter-ego of Helmet of Doom productions.
The film also served as a promo/warning, for the upcoming bit of KMC crazyness of the summer: a re-run of the Ten Edges Challenge. See the May newsletter and website for details.
1st Place: Paul Evans: The Long Reach. Helen Boothman on Z Crack, Cowsmouth Quarry, Littleborough.
2nd Place: Duncan Lee: Chin Hook Top Out. Vicky Alderton at Fontainbleu
3rd Place: Sean Kelly: Deep Water Solo. Berry Head. Cornwall
Sean Kelly: Demo Route, Sennen, Cornwall
Paul Evans: Gareth on Daytona Wall E5 6a, Cowsmouth Quarry, Littleborough.
Duncan Lee: Vicky off Pocklington Lane, Blackstone Edge, Littleborough.
1st Place: Colin Maddison: Steve and Bob on The Ben
2nd Place: Andy Stratford: Swing It, Colin on Snus-i-tide WI4, Hemsedal, Norway.
3rd Place: Sean Kelly: Windy Day on Bheinn Dearg, Glencoe.
Colin Maddison: Craig in Norway
Mark Pilling: Summit of Langentaler Weisenkogl 3217m
1st Place: Sean Kelly: Castell-y-Gwynt Panorama
2nd Place: Paul Evans: Derwent Water from Cat Bells
3rd Place: Andy Stratford: Close encounters of the fourth kind, Jebel Saghro, Morocco
Philip Hartwell: Gardena Pass
Andy Stratford: Mark on the summit of Lliwedd on the final leg of the Snowden double horseshoe.
1st Place: Paul Evans: Jim Symon (Needs No Caption)
2nd Place: Jo Stratford: Smile Please: The Moroccan dentist
3rd Place: Mark Garrod: Local Wildlife, Zell am see, Austria
Mark Pilling: Man vs Uberburger
Walking meet now led by Keith Williams - see details below.
Booking for hotpot food now closed.
On Sunday 10th April 2016, the annual President’s Hot Pot and Photographic Competition will once again be held at the Globe in Glossop. During the day Dan O’Brien will be leading a climbing meet at Castle Naze. There will also be a walking meet led by Keith Williams.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 the inbox please resize photos to 800 x 600 if you can.
This year, for the first time, we have a motion picture category for all you budding directors out there.
Entries should be less than two minutes in length and should be playable on VLC media player (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html). Due to size these need to be uploaded to a dropbox. Follow https://www.dropbox.com/request/oYYVSTIsjymZNqCnK8h2 and please try to limit the file size to 500MB.
Deadline for entries is Friday April 1st at midnight.
Judging will take place on Saturday 2nd April.
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 Andy Stratford direct no later than Wednesday 6th April by emailing email@example.com
For those that haven’t been before the Globe is on High Street West in Glossop; see map at
Climbing meet preview
This year’s pre-hot-pot climbing will be led by Dan O'Brien at Castle Naze. This traditional crag, situated near Chapel-en-le-Frith boasts the remains of an iron-age hill-fort as well as some excellent climbs of historic value. Whether you plan to fight your way up The Niche (S), dance barefoot across The Scoop (HVS) or enjoy the classic well-positioned gem of Nozag (VS) there is a classic for everyone at every grade. I will be there from about 10.30 and should not be difficult to spot.
Walking meet preview
The Walk on Sunday prior to the President's Hot-pot and Photography Competition will be led by Keith Williams. Meet in Glossop at 09.45 for departure at 10.00 then go up to Bleaklow Head via Doctors Gate, descending by Yellowslacks, say.
Keith suggests that parking should be OK by the mill in Shepley St. (SK 044 948) which is approached by turning left off the Snake road into Manor Park Road then right into Shepley St.