Mon 1st May, 2023
Peak climb and hotpot photo comp
Members: Michelle Harvie, Mark Garrod, Christine Beeston, Dave Shotton, Trish Cranston, Al Metelko
The select 6 who attended enjoyed a varied and interesting amble ahead of the Hotpot. We met on the A626 near Gamesley, and headed easily to the bridge over the Etherow at Broadbottom. The route then took us alongside the Etherow on a scenic path, past old mills and workings, toward Botham Hall, where the meet leader added 300m by missing our left turn. Now on the Cowm Edge Way, we crossed the river, and headed steadily up towards Charlesworth and Coombes Edge. A late lunch was taken whilst serenaded by (I think) a songthrush, and then up and along Coombes Edge. We stayed on the high ground between Coombes and Cowm Edges until we hit a track crossing the ridge, and headed off left on the track toward the distant Kinder. Another left turn took us up the gentle ridgeline which runs past Whiteley Nab, and then down to Simmondley. The final stretch took us through Hargate Hall equestrian centre – maybe legally or maybe not – back to the A626. We were trying to follow the path, honest.
Dave owned up near the end of the walk that it was his birthday, which Michelle ensured was suitably recognised at the Globe.
Great timing – arrived at the cars at 6.30pm for the 5 minute drive to the Globe.
UPDATE MEET MOVED to WINDGATHER to ease parking - meet 10:30am onwards
Colin Maddison will be leading the meet on my behalf, I will see you at the Globe for the photocomp.
President’s Hot Pot & Photographic Competition
On Monday 1st of May 2023, 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 welcome to join us at the climbing and hot pot.
Deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 14th April
Early entries are greatly appreciated
During the day is the obligatory climbing meet at Castle Naze (NOW WINDGATHER).
Aim to leave the crag by 5:30 pm 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 Craig on email@example.com.
The competition will be for photographs in digital format in the following categories:
Human Interest/Digital Fun
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
Hot Pot & Slide Show: from 7.00 pm
Meet at the Globe anytime from 6.00pm onwards
The Globe will be serving the usual veggie hotpot followed by sticky toffee pudding (prelim). The meal will start at 7.00pm sharp and be followed by the photographic competition slide show. Cost is £7.50 per head.
To book: Email Craig Marsden by Friday 14th of April: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 hot pot.