Sun 7th Apr, 2019
President's Hotpot and Photo Comp
The day started off damp and dreary with James Meakin shouting from the warmth of the car 'why would you choose such a damp, low lying crag this early in the year'.
Oh ye of little faith.....
In dribs and drabs a motley crew of sixteen climbers convened, with Andy and Dan already at the crag and Jared starting off the affairs with Knight's Move (HVS 5a). A few of us enjoyed a second on this while Jared froze his toes off on the belay. Feeling a little chilly was the order of the morning.
Slowly, as we worked through various Burbage North Classics, the sun started seeping through until it was glorious, warm spring sunshine, with a great club vibe going on.
At around 3.30, I left to organise things over at the Globe and at 6pm the Globe started to fill up with attendees for the hotpot. This year, we rang the changes in, with a steamed treacle sponge instead of apple pie. Who knew that Joe Flynn was so attached to apple pie? The uproar! It turned out he rather enjoyed the new pud, so more of this next year.
Attendees - Climbing: Joe Flynn, John Warburton (ex-member), Andy Stratford, Gareth Williams, Meirion tanner, Jared Kitchen, Steve Graham, Gowry Sisupalan, Jack Buzcko, Clay Conlon, Koi Oi Ding, Mark Ashley, David Rainsbury, James Meakin, Colin Maddison, Emily Pitts.
Attendees - Hotpot: Jared Kitchen, Andy Stratford, Midge Castick, John Castick, Emily Pitts, Tim Howarth, Dan O'Brien, Dave Shotton, Colin Maddison, Lucie Crouch, Gareth Williams, Roger Dyke, Geri Mihalkova, David Rainsbury, Koi Oi Ding, Clay Conlon, Alan (L) Jones, Dave Wylie, Jim Symon, Philippa Maye, Mark Ashley, James Richardson +1, John Warburton.
First, Trophies were awarded for the 2018 fell race, then reviewing photos, in earnest followed by video submissions. It turned out the projector at the Globe wasn't the highest quality, but we made it work, with the promise of a pdf (below), for everyone to review this year's submissions in greater detail.
Here's the rundown of 2018/19 winners across all the categories:
Trophies Awarded: 2018 Fell Race
Fastest Woman: Michelle Harvie
Fastest Person: Mark Garrod
Concordia Trophy: Emily Pitts
Shelagh Manning Trophy: Craig Marsden
Thanks to everyone who submitted photos to this year's Photo & Video Competition. The President's Hotpot evening certainly saw some laughs raised. If you missed the hotpot, you haven't totally missed out. The hotpot presentation with all the photos is here for you to download and review at your leisure:
Rock Action: 1st Place - Sean kelly
2nd - Clay Conlon
3rd - Adam McCudden
Highly commended - John Castick
Mountain Action: 1st Place - Clay Conlon
2nd - Sean Kelly
3rd - Gowry Sisupalan
Highly commended - Sean Kelly
Mountain Landscape: 1st Place - Sean Kelly
2nd - Sean Kelly
3rd - Virginia Castick
Highly commended - James Richardson
Human Interest: 1st Place: Adam McCudden
2nd - Emily Pitts
3rd - Virginia Castick
Highly commended - Virginia Castick
Video Competition: 1st Place: Dan O'Brien - Missing Mankinholes
2nd Place: Craig Marsden - featuring Jim Symon
3rd Place: Adam Mccudden - Dry Tooling at Masson Lees
4th Place: Adam Mccudden - Climbing
Another year of spectacular club photos and videos; congratulations to all the winners. Your trophy will duly be engraved and passed to you to cherish until next year's entertainment.
President’s Hot Pot & Photographic Competition
On Sunday 7th April 2019, the annual President’s Hot Pot and Photographic Competition will once again be held at the Globe in Glossop.
This is a cracking event in the KMC meets calendar, well attended and giving the opportunity to go climbing or walking in the day, followed by an early evening of socialising and reviewing the best of KMC in photograph and on film. If you are a non-member, you will be welcomed to join us at the climbing and hot pot.
Deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 22nd March
Late entries will not be accepted
Early entries are greatly appreciated
During the day is the obligatory climbing meet at Burbage North. 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.
We are looking for someone to lead a walking meet. Could that be you? If you’re interested, email Emily: email@example.com.
Deadline for entries is Friday 22nd March at midnight.
The competition will be for photographs in digital format in the following categories:
- Mountain Action
- Mountain Landscape
- Rock Action
- Human Interest/Digital Fun
All photographs and videos must have been taken or shot in the last twelve months.
Up to three entries per person per category will be accepted.
- Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Give details of the category into which you are entering each photo
- Name your files as follows: CATEGORY – YOUR NAME – PHOTO TITLE
There is NO RESTRICTION on file size for photographs!! Please do not worry about reducing the photo sizes.
For all you budding directors, we now have a motion picture category.
Entries can be 15 seconds to 5 minutes in length. Upload your entry to either:
- Your own dropbox
- Your own Google Drive
- Your Youtube Channel
Then send the link to email@example.com
Superstar judging will take place on Saturday 23rd March, so don’t miss out!
Hot Pot & 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.
For those that haven’t been before, the Globe is on High Street West in Glossop; see map at https://maps.google.com/?q=53.4434,-1.95657
I’m looking forward to seeing you out for a climb/ walk and at the hotpot to enjoy the best of what KMC 2018-2019 has to offer.