Mon 1st May, 2023

Peak climb and hotpot photo comp

Craig Marsden

Colin Maddison

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.

Mark Garrod

Meet Promo:

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
Climbing Meet
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.

Walking Meet
We are looking for someone to lead a walking meet. Could that be you? If you’re interested, email Craig on

Photographic Competition
The competition will be for photographs in digital format in the following categories:
Mountain Action
Mountain Landscape
Rock Action
Human Interest/Digital Fun

Up to three entries per person per category will be accepted.

Send your entries to
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.

Video Competition
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

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:
For those that haven’t been before, the Globe is on High Street West in Glossop; see map at,-1.95657
I’m looking forward to seeing you out for a climb/ walk and at the hot pot.

Craig Marsden

Mountain Action
Winner Craig Marsden KMC Playing on Ice (Craig Marsden)
Second Place Stuart Hurworth Antisana Waves (Craig Marsden)
Third Place  - Leading into the mist (David Rainsbury)
Highly commended Stevie descending from Antisana 5705m (Andy Stratford)
Highly commended Giving the fingers (Michelle Harrison)

Mountain Landscape
Winner  - Himalayian Flag view (Cathy Gordon)
Second Place Above the clouds with Jaws, Antisana, 5705m (Andy Stratford)
Third place Susan Marsden Glacier Lagoon Iceland (Craig Marsden)
Highly Commended Great End from Green Gable (Paul Evans)
highly commended - Liam Brady Cullin glow (Craig Marsden)

Rock Action
Winner - Dan Soloing Trod Pip (Dave Wylie)
Second Place - Mich_on_The_Neb_Finish (Dave Wylie)
Third Place - Stevie throwing shapes on Technical Slab, Roaches (Andy Stratford)
Highly Commended  - Mich, Final pitch of Tennis Shoe, Idwal (Andy Stratford)
Highly Commended - Mary on Symphony Crack, Rhoscolyn (Colin Maddison)

Human Interest
Winner Stuart Hurworth Ice See You (Craig Marsden)
Second Place On the Equator (Andy Stratford)
Third place - No Swimming (Dave Wylie)
Highly commended - The well-dressed lady climber. (Colin Maddison)
Highly commended Scary Stevie by Craig Marsden (Craig Marsden)

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