Sat 7th Mar - Sun 8th Mar, 1998
Lakes - hut
The meet will be held at Beetham Cottage FRCC hut in patterdale but nearer Brothers Water. Unfortunately there are only places for 5 men and 4 Women in the hut but it is possible to camp (Brrrrr) and we may be able to get another 2 places nearer the time. The cost per night is £4.00 and a booking can be confirmed by pressing £8.00 into my sweaty hand to cover the cost of bed nights.
You can walk from the hut to some good ice climbing at the top of Deepdale ( remember the crag Nora) or drive to Glenridding and make the hike in to the more reliable ice above Red Tarn or do the Helvellyn Horseshoe. It is also possible to walk to falcon crag where there is ome excellent ice climbing. Apart from Great End this is the best and most reliable ice in the Lakes. Time to get your rusty tools out and give them a bit of a sharpen!!
As well as that there are innumerable walks from near the hut which would raise a smile in all bu the most jaded walkers with the options to include a spot of winter scrambling on classic winter routes like St Sunday crag.
And for those of you who can's see past a pair of handlebars there is the classic tour of Helvellyn going up Glenridding to the mines and up the track to Whiteside bank and then over the tops of Helvellyn, Nethermost and Dollywaggon before descending Grisedale for a thoroughly meaty day out. Oh, suits you sir! Wimps need not apply and put some padding on that crossbar for the long arduous carries. It gets Severe in my book.
And by the way the pub at Brotherswater does food and beer with only a short walk. What more can I say, book now to avoid Disappointment by contacting me.