Club Meet

Lakes Hut 2 Hut

Fri 8th Jun - Sun 10th Jun, 2018

Andy Stratford

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Lakes Hut 2 Hut 2018

A walk / scramble weekend with many route options for all possible conditions. Great potential for some stamina training for the Alps meet!

The core idea is a sociable Hut 2 Hut walk departing from Rawhead hut in Langdale early on Saturday 9th June, walking or walk/scrambling to Brackenclose hut in Wasdale for Saturday night the 9th June, then returning to Rawhead on Sunday 10th via a different route.

The shortest and easiest route via passes is around 16-17km and about 700m of ascent. This can be achieved in pretty much any conditions, and is a good Sunday return route option if Saturday has proved really tough. There are many excellent variations over different mountains with several scrambling (or even easy climbing/mountaineering) options at various levels of difficulty in both directions.

For fell runners this meet would provide an excellent pair of linear routes. Food can be obtained from the NT campsite shop in Wasdale head or at the Wasdale Head Inn, if you wish to reduce weight carried.

There are 9 male and 6 female beds available in each hut and interest is already in evidence for several of the places. Hut fees are 2 x £9 = £18 for the weekend (or an additional night on Sunday at Rawhead if you wish). Payment should be made at the time of making a firm commitment to attend.

This will be the first such meet in a planned series of Lakes Hut 2 Huts over the next few years, each one taking a different pair of huts or bothys (or three huts over three days!) and linking them up via interesting and varied routes and terrain.

Initially, bookings can be made by full members and associate members only until 1st April 2018. Any remaining spaces after this date will be available for guests (non-members).

Andy Stratford

Kate seconding "Oak Tree Wall" (Dave Wylie)
Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark over Stickle Tarn (Dave Wylie)
View down Langdale to Windermere from the top of Jack's Rake (Dave Wylie)
Looking up Lord's Rake (Dave Wylie)
Jim and Andy at the start of the West Wall Traverse (Dave Wylie)
Looking up to Mickledore from the top of Cam Spout (Dave Wylie)
The Scafell Massif over Great Moss (Dave Wylie)

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