Friday, 2 December 2016

Introductory Meet for New Members - 2-4 December

The intention of this meet was to introduce people to using the hut and the wealth of walking and climbing in the Keswick region.
On the Saturday we walked direct from the hut door along the stream by Newlands Valley and scrambled up Rowling End and Causey Pike. At the saddle an option was given to return back to the hut via Barrow (making a 4 hour walk) or continue around the Coledale Horseshoe. Being a cold but fine day the team decided to continue over Crag Hill, Hopegill Head and Grizedale Pike returning to the hut at 3.30pm.
Plenty of time to relax by the fire, cook a meal and visit the pub in preparation for the following day's activities.

Rachel and Ian on Hopegill Head

The intention for the Sunday was to go rock-climbing on Shepherds crag but the weather dictated that it was too cold to be standing around belaying. As an alternative we travelled to Seathwaite to visit the higher hills and find some snow.

Snow Climbing onto Great End View from the Great End

New members are welcome to join us on any meets. At hut meets there is normally no planned itinerary and members do as they wish, walking, fell-walking or rock-climbing according to their wishes and ability.
The next introductory meet at the hut is on the weekend of 27-29 January, 2017