Fri 26th Apr - Sun 28th Apr, 2024
Keswick Hawse End Centre
Please contact the meet leader or the club.
A weekend in the Lakes, there's plenty of climbing nearby with Borrowdale just down the road, Shepherd's crag is within walking distance (45-60 min) or a short drive away. The centre is a 2 min walk to the lakes' edge and Cat Bells is just up the hill. Keswick is also a short drive away.
This is a combined event with my own family and friends that I've organised a couple of times before, the centre sleeps 49 so there's lots of space, it's £23.50 per night for dorm style sleeping. There's a big sitting room in the centre, as well as a full catering kitchen and dining hall. The people that attend cover a wide age range, so families are welcome.
I normally dedicate one day to get my less experienced climbing friends outdoors in a group, but I might try pairing people off for some easy multi-pitch or cragging this year (most people who get involved have decent indoor experience and have climbed outdoor at least once), nothing is set in stone though. On the other day I tend to take a bigger group on a hike. Previous years we've also taken kayaks and had a bunch of people out wild swimming. There'll also be a barbecue on the Saturday night.
KMC members who come along are welcome to join in or do their own thing entirely, for one or all days (I'll be heading down Friday morning to get the most out of it). Open to all members and prospectives.
I'll probably assign rooms to help ease things along, but fine with anyone swapping around as they wish.
I'm also happy to coordinate lifts for anyone that might need them, there is a good amount of parking, but car sharing makes things a lot easier.
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