President's Hot Pot and Photo Competition
Sun 15th Apr, 2018
Attending: Joe Dugdale, Margaret Baldock, John Castick, Midge Castick, Roger Dyke, Kate Harvey, Dave Wylie.
We met in the Longshaw Estate car park – (National Trust for reference) and once we had rounded
up people who were at Fox House up the road we set off through the Estate to cross the Hathersage
road and ascend the path through fairly dry heather moorland towards Burbage edge and rocks –
where we stopped for an early brew stop and a chat with the climbing group, Andy belaying &
feeling the cold wind perhaps more than us as we had warmed up by then. After this pleasant
interlude, and as we had cooled down, we set off for Higger Tor and the descent to Carl Wark, where
we attempted a massed assault on its northern defences (see photo by John). The weather was
deteriorating somewhat as we made our way to the head of Padley Gorge, and it rained properly
while we had lunch – but it was a lovely spot and we were hungry ( except Dave) and so ate on and
were rewarded with a visit from a duck, (it had its eye on a piece of cake Roger had temporarily
The walk then follows the gorge to descend through the woods and emerge on the lane – left here
to Grindleford Station café for a cup of tea and a chance to use the loos. The rain had stopped by
Steps on the left took us up to the road and across it to climb a steep path heading north and an
uncertain network of paths back to the Longshaw estate car park – getting there at 4pm as planned.
On Sunday 15th April 2018, the annual President’s Hot Pot and Photographic Competition will once again be held at the Globe in Glossop.
The deadline for all entries is midnight on Wednesday 4th April. Late entries will not be accepted. Early entries are greatly appreciated.
Climbing Meet and Walking Meet
During the day Dan O’Brien will be leading a climbing meet at Burbage North. If bouldering is your thing there is plenty of that as well as the trad classics. Meet around Knight's Move Buttress anytime from 10.30am (or earlier if you fancy). Aim to leave the crag by 5 pm latest to get back to the Globe for a pint before the food is served.
Joe Dugdale will lead a walking meet in the Burbage area. The walk is around 11 miles, taking in Burbage rocks, Higger tor, Carl Wark, and Longshaw estate /Padley Gorge. It’s a figure of 8 route so can be cut short easily. Start at the Fox House public car park at 10.30.
Photographic Competition - Deadline for entries is Wednesday, April 4th at midnight.
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. It will help greatly if you can change the filename so it is in the format CATEGORY – YOUR NAME – PHOTO TITLE
There is NO RESTRICTION on file size for photographs!! Please do not worry about reducing the photo sizes.
We also 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.
Please note that due to personal commitments the judging will be taking place on the 5th April, therefore, the deadline of midnight on Wednesday 4th is immovable! Please do not leave it until the last minute to sort your entries!
The Hot Pot and slide show from 7 pm - meet at the Globe anytime from 5.30pm.
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 slide show. Cost is £6.00 per head. Please book with Dan O'Brien direct no later than Wednesday 4th 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