Sat 13th Nov - Sun 14th Nov, 2010

Annual Dinner (Wales)


Pictures from the walk via Cwm Bychan and back up the Afon Glaslyn to Beddgelert, on the Annual Dinner weekend.




Commemorative Tree Planting at Ty Powdwr.

The Sunday following the Annual Dinner saw a sizeable bunch of KMC members generously give up some of their time to help with the tree planting project at Ty Powdwr. This is intended to commemorate all of those members of the Club who have died during the 66 years of the Club's existence.

A mixture of damson and rowan trees was set out in four clusters towards the northern edge of our paddock (i.e. the Deiniolen side), with each group provided with a protective surround which in the course of time can be removed once the trees have hopefully become established. These particular tree species and the location were chosen, after consultation, as the most likely to succeed. As the originator of the idea for this planting I would like to thank the 2010 Committee for supporting the project, and all of those members who helped literally with the spadework - a good example of the collective spirit in the Club. A special thank-you is also due to Katie Horgan for her extra effort in co-ordinating the whole project, consulting for advice and for supervising the provision of the trees themselves plus other materials.

Whenever you go to Ty Powdwr now, I hope you will, like me, go to cast an eye over these trees as they grow, and pause to reflect on those fellow members and friends whom they commemorate. Not in undue sadness, but rather in remembering the comradeship, the shared experiences in the mountains and the fun enjoyed in their company.

I will recall, among other incidents, the winter day Alan Payne scared us by stepping off the narrowest part of the Aonach Eagach; Dorothy Wright's ready smile in all circumstances; Gerald Carradus having to go all the way back down from the crag to the Cromlech Boulders to retrieve his sack which bounced and rolled down the hill only seconds after he'd just toiled up there; Bowden Black showboating his way up Harding's Superdirect Finish with no runners; and the many times spent having a smoke-choked natter with Len Stubbs at Kettleshulme. And I will smile.

You will each have your own recollections and this will be good place to bring them to mind. The trees are a token of our affections for all those former members who have enriched our KMC lives.

Jim Gregson.



Jim Gregson



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Newsletter September 2010

This year our annual dinner rotates back to Wales and the committee are delighted to welcome you to the Royal Goat Hotel in Beddgelert for our annual dinner, speeches, awards ceremonies and shenanigans. This year our guest speaker is Elfyn Jones, the BMC Welsh National Officer and Llanberis MRT member.

 

The evening's three course meal in the hotels' "chandelier room" is a bargain at £19.95 (drinks not included).

Annual Dinner 2010 Menu

 

Starters

  • Homemade Leek & Potato Soup
  • Oven baked Goat cheese wrapped in Parma Ham with cranberry sauce
  • Homemade Thai Fishcakes served with a sweet chilli dip
  • Chilled Parisenne of Melon served with a Melon liqueur.

Mains

  • Grilled Minted Welsh Lamb chops served with a redcurrant sauce.
  • ½ Roast Chicken with all the trimmings.
  • Grilled fillet of Seabass served on a bed of caramelised red onion, cherry tomatoes and figs.
  • Homemade Vegetable Wellington served with a red devil cheese sauce.
  • All of the above served with potatoes and vegetables of the day.

Desserts

  • Homemade Sticky toffee pudding served with vanilla ice cream.
  • Homemade Chocolate Terrine.
  • Homemade Raspberry and white chocolate Crème Brule served with a shortbread biscuit.
  • Ice cream trio.
  • Coffee or tea with Mints.

 

Bed and breakfast accommodation is also available at £32.50 per person (single supplement of £10.00).

Post-dinner there will be a late bar at the hotel (residents only after hours). Real ales on tap including the Porthmadog-brewed Snowdonia Ale.

With the great deal on accommodation we hope many members will want to stay in this comfortable hotel. A perfect venue to launch our Sunday activities from.

There will be climbing and walking meets on both the Saturday and Sunday (one of which will involve a short steam-train ride). Details will follow but please get in touch if you have suggestions or wish to lead one of these forays.

For those who do wish to stay at the hut, shared driving arrangements can be made to/from the dinner or a six-seater taxi will cost around £25 each way. Alternatively there is a very nice Forestry Commission campsite in Beddgelert at £8 a pitch.

To book your place at this year's dinner please contact Dave Bish.

 

Newsletter November 2010

This year our annual dinner rotates back to Wales and the committee are delighted to welcome you to the Royal Goat Hotel in Beddgelert for our annual dinner, speeches, awards ceremonies and shenanigans.

This year our guest speaker is Elfyn Jones, the BMC Welsh National Officer and Llanberis MRT member.

Post-dinner there will be a late bar at the hotel (residents only after hours). Real ales on tap including the Porthmadog-brewed Snowdonia Ale.

There will be climbing and walking meets on both the Saturday and Sunday (one of which will involve a short steam-train ride).

For those who do wish to stay at the hut, shared driving arrangements can be made to/from the dinner or a six-seater taxi will cost around £25 each way. Alternatively there is a very nice Forestry Commission campsite in Beddgelert at £8 a pitch.



David Bish



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