Club Meet

Annual Dinner - Skiddaw Hotel, Keswick

Fri 28th Sep - Sun 30th Sep, 2018

Daniel O'Brien

BOOKING: Required/Recommended.
Please contact the meet leader or the club.

Meet Promo

The highlight of the 2018 social calendar, as usual, will be the KMC Annual Dinner.  This year we will be returning to Lake District to visit the Skiddaw Hotel in Keswick for the first time.  With a full weekend of outdoor activities and social events that brings together members, associate members and their partners from all over the UK and farther afield it is not to be missed.  

This year’s extravaganza boasts two full days of outdoor activities (walking and climbing) a fabulous venue, a mouth-watering menu and, as a certain KMC President is celebrating turning the big FIVE-OH, the chance to help make Andy feel old!

Sounds interesting - so what’s the plan?


If you are staying at the The Skiddaw on the Friday night check in is from 3pm.  In the evening, there will be an informal drinks in the bar starting around 8pm.


Social Low Level Walk: Jo Stratford.

Main Walk: Meet leader – TBD.

Climbing:  Shepherds Crag – Dan O’Brien.

Call to Dinner: 6.45pm

Dinner:  7pm – 8.45 pm

Speeches:  9pm – 10pm Speakers, Raffle, Awards.

After dinner drinks:  Retire to the bar from the end of the speeches until the inevitable end…

Raffle:  If you would like to donate something to the raffle please contact Dan or bring it along on to the dinner on Saturday. Tickets are £2 each. All proceeds go direct to support Llanberis Mountain Rescue.


Low Level Walk: TBD.  Meet leader – TBD

Main Walk: TBD. Meet leader – TBD

Climbing: TBD. Meet leader – TBD

I am really excited – where can I stay?

The KMC has reserved 27 rooms (7 single, 10 twin and 10 double) at the The Skiddaw and we fully expect demand to exceed supply.  Rooms need to be booked by Monday 16th July 2017.

Room and Dinner for two persons:

  • Package 1: 2 nights B&B for double or twin occupancy and Dinner for £250.

  • Package 2: 1 night B&B for double or twin occupancy and Dinner for £180.

  • Package 3: As package one but including dinner on Friday evening for £280.

Room and Dinner for one person:

  • Package 4: 2 nights B&B for single occupancy and Dinner for £150.

  • Package 5: 1 night B&B for single occupancy and Dinner for £90.

  • Package 6: As package four but including dinner on Friday evening for £165

Dinner Only (find your own accommodation):

  • Package 7: Dinner at £22 per person.

The KMC has also booked spaces (7 male, 5 female) at the FRCC Salving House Hut located about 15-minutes drive south of Keswick.  Please specify when booking if you would like to stay at the Salving House.

There are many other accommodation options available in Keswick so there should be something available for every budget.

So what culinary delights are in store for us?



(1) Cumbrian broth - meat or vegetable option available

(2) Local game terrine with sweet onion chutney, granary bread

(3) Smoked salmon with crème fraiche, capers, shallots and candied lemon

(4) Asparagus and wild mushroom tartlet with goats cheese gratin (v)



(1) Fell bred lamb shank with braised red cabbage and port, lamb jus

(2) Grilled local pork chop with roast apple, buttered mash, parsley sauce

(3) Lakes breast of chicken with gratin potato, bacon and baby onion sauce

(4) Cod loin with a herb crust, baby spinach and pesto dressing

(5) Spinach and ricotta strudel with chargrilled vegetables, tomato sauce (v)



(1) Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream

(2) Strawberry cheesecake with fruit coulis poached strawberries

(3) White and dark chocolate torte, whipping cream

(4) Selection of Cumbrian cheeses and biscuits with celery and grapes


Followed by tea or coffee with mints

Sounds Great!  How do I book?

Please book your place with Dan O’Brien stating which package you would like.  Deadline for accommodation is Monday 16th July 2018. Deadline for dinner only is Saturday 1st September 2018

email –

Text – 07872165542 leave your name and number and a time when you will be available for a call-back.

Payment: Deposit £25 per person for packages 1-6.  Pay in full for package 7.  All deposits are non-refundable.

The balance must be paid with your food order and no later than Saturday 1st September 2018.  Please make cheques payable to Karabiner MC or (preferably) pay directly into the club account (details on the website).

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O'Brien

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