Sun 14th Apr, 2013

President's Hot Pot & Photo Competition

Colin Maddison

Mark Garrod


The annual President’s Hotpot and Photographic Competition was again held at The Globe in Glossop. Twenty five people sat down for the hotpot and apple pie and another five joined us to see the photographs. After the competition we were treated to a short film by Paul Evans of his ascent of the Old man of Hoy with Jim Symon and some spectacular time-lapse photography of the Aurora Borealis, again by Paul Evans.

Folk had been busy with their cameras this year with 144 entries with many great shots for Dave Dillon to judge. The results are below and you can view the winners and runners up on the KMC website.


Rock Action:

1st - Roger Dyke
2nd - Paul Evans
3rd - Roger Dyke

Mountain Action:

1st - Jo Sayers
2nd - Jim Symon
3rd - Phil Ramsbottom

Mountain Landscape:

1st - Andy Croughton
2nd - Carolyn Mills
3rd - Peter Scholefield
4th - Michelle Harvie

Human Interest:

1st - Michelle Harvie
2nd - Colin Maddison
3rd - Andy Stratford



Earlier in the day a number braved the weather forecast for the climbing or walking options. Four of us made it to Castle Naze for the climbing. The Met Office forecast rain and there was a bit, but in the event it was the Patagonia like wind that curtailed activities early. After three routes, with just walking along the crag hard work and boots and helmets being blown away, we beat a retreat to the Beehive for beers and coffees. Later James Williams, Mark Pilling and Pablo headed to the Winnats for a scramble up Matterhorn Ridge. An afternoon walk led by Mark Garrod took a few more past Castle Naze en route where they later confirmed the winds still raged.

Thank you for all who entered photographs and to all who ensured a good turnout on the night. A special thank you to Dave for judging the competition with expertise and humour, to Paul for the subsequent film and time-lapse photography and to Mark for leading the walk and for providing the necessary technology to show the photos and film.


The Walk (Mark Garrod)

Kate Harvey, Michelle Harvie, Christine Beeston, Dave Wylie, Bob Kelly, Mark Garrod, with a cameo appearance by Dave Shotton.


We did the advertised walk in reverse, in true KMC decisive-style, due to the strong winds that I thought would be better on our backs along Combs Edge. The rest of the weather was almost kind, except for the rain that hit us as we enjoyed our lunch stop at 3pm under Castle Naze, wondering where all the climbers were (long gone – as it turned out). Dave W must have been hungry – he was a dot on the horizon on the lead-in to lunch along the edge, or maybe his height meant more wind-assistance than the rest of us.

Perfect timing as ever for the pre-hotpot walk – back to the cars just before 6pm, allowing a breezy change of clothes by the car, and a ponder on how on earth to best get from the Goyt to Glossop. We earned our nosh.


Colin Maddison

Meet Promo:

The annual President’s Hot Pot and Photographic Competition will once again be held at the Globe in Glossop. During the day Colin will be leading a climbing meet at Castle Naze and Mark will lead a walking meet in the same area; see below for details.


The Hot Pot

The Globe will be serving the usual veggie hotpot followed by apple pie and custard. The meal will start at 7.00pm sharp and be followed by the photographic competition.

Cost is £6.00 per head. Please book with Colin direct no later than Wednesday 10th April. Contact details: 0161 707 3307 or email

For those that haven’t been before the Globe is on High Street West in Glossop; see map


Photographic Competition

The competition will be for photographs in digital format. All photographs must have been taken in the last twelve months. Those that want to bend the rules should remember that brightly coloured tights, dodgy moustaches and long lapsed KMC members are a dead giveaway! The usual four categories will apply:

  • Mountain Action
  • Mountain Landscape
  • Rock Action
  • Human Interest/Digital Fun

We’ll accept up to three entries per category. Please give details of which category each photo is being entered for and the subject matter. Deadline for entries is also Wednesday 10th April.


The Climbing (Colin Maddison)

Earlier in day the climbing meet will be at Castle Naze. This is a fine little gritstone edge that dries quickly and boasts plenty of good lower and middle grade routs as well as a few harder ones. Classics include Scoop Face (HVS 5a), Nozag (VS 4c); The Crack (VS 4b); Belladonna (E2 5c). I should be there by about 10.30am. See above for my contact details are above.

From Doveholes on the A6 (Buxton to Chapel-en-le-Frith) follow signs to the railway station. 200m past railway bridge head left (Cowlow Lane) for 1 mile to small layby (on left opposite footpath sign to Chapel). The crag and approach are obvious. Grid Ref: SK 054785.


The Walk (Mark Garrod)

For those not sunning themselves on Castle Naze (sorry - I meant climbing), how about a brisk half day walk to get your appetite up for the Hot Pot, and to visit those rufty-tufty crag rats en route.

Start at 1.00pm from the Errwood Reservoir carpark (west side - 013756 ). Provisional route will head down past Fernilee Reservoir, up past Overhill Farm to head past Long Edge plantation and down to Combs. Then up the hill to Castle Naze – pausing for a mid-afternoon cup of tea and distracting the belayers, before heading along Combs edge and dropping back down to the car park past White Hill Centre. Very approx. distance 18 kms – back for ~ 6pm and ready to head off to the Globe for that well-earned drink.

Contact Mark on 0161-654-7705 and 07887-696003

Colin Maddison

Rock Action
1st - James Williams on Gadaffi Duck, Quarries (Roger Dyke) (Roger Dyke)
2nd - Ewan McCallum at Frogsmouth Qy (Paul Evans) (Paul Evans)
3rd - Christine on Green gut, Frogatt (Roger Dyke)

Rock Action*
Bob Kelly starting Ivy Chmney, Milestone (Andy Stratford)
Colin on Clash of the Titans, Quarries (Roger Dyke)
Dave Dillon on Aquaplane Slab, Porth-y-Ffynnon, Pembroke (Dave Shotton)
Dave Wylie above The Crack, Porth-y-Ffynnon, Pembroke (Dave Shotton)
Duncan, Looning the Tube, Slate Quarries (Colin Maddison)
Gareth on Grey Panther, Kilt Rock, Skye (Lucie Williams)
Gareth Williams on Mather Crack E2 5b, New Mills Toors (Andy Stratford)
Harry at Baggy Point (Sean Kelly)
James Williams, Gadaffi Duck, Quarries (Colin Maddison)
Laura C at Porth-Clais, Pembroke (Dave Shotton)
Liam Brady on Cioch Nose, Applecross (Jim Symon)
Old Man of Hoy +boat (Jim Symon)
Outward Bound, Lowman, Haytor (Sean Kelly)
Pembroke (Jim Symon)
Petra in Kreutzberk, Cezh Republic (Oi Ding Koy)
Ben Farley at Pex Hill (Paul Evans)
Nigel Hunt at Pex Hill (Paul Evans)
Steve Graham, Handegg, Switzerland (Colin Maddison)
The crux on Haggis, Haytor (Sean Kelly)
Vicky Alderton at Pot Scar (Andy Stratford)

Mountain Action
1st - The Runnel, Coire an t'Sneachda, topping out (Jo Sayers)
2nd - Tom Patey! Coire an t'Sneachda (Jim Symon)
3rd - River Crossing (Phil Ramsbottom)

Mountain Action*
Alpine Ridge (Mark Garrod)
Ben Lawers summit (Carolyn Mills)
Binnein Mor - Mamores (Carolyn Mills)
Brian Street Zermatt (Andrew Croughton)
Carnedds (Sean Kelly)
Christine & Co, Wasdale Meet (Roger Dyke)
Colin on WI 4, Rjukan, Norway (Craig Marsden)
Commando Ridge, Bosigran (Sean Kelly)
Craig Marsden, Rjukan, Norway (Colin Maddison)
Duncan at Wycoller (Sue Brooke)
Emily Pitts, Stob Coire Nam Beith (Andy Stratford)
First ascent, Snowdon (Jim Symon)
Ice, Colin in Rjukan, Norway (Jim Symon)
Jim Symon, Coire an t'Sneachda (Colin Maddison)
John Dobson Zermatt (Andrew Croughton)
Kinky Boots, Baggy Point (Sean Kelly)
KMC on Mam Tor  - Edale Skyline (Dave Shotton)
Ledge Route, Ben Nevis (Mark Furniss)
Midge on Jack's Rake (Roger Dyke)
Mike Bailey and Al Leary on Agrippa, Craig Yr Ysfa (Paul Evans)
Mountain inaction (Michelle Harvie)
Neville - Fell Race Day (Roger Dyke)
Skier (Peter Scholefield)
Skier (Peter Scholefield)
Phil Jarvis, Kong Vitner, Norway (Colin Maddison)
Seracs (Mark Garrod)
Steve Graham, Nollen Spur, Monch (Andy Stratford)
Steve Graham, summit of Monch (Andy Stratford)
Summit (Mark Garrod)
Vincent Goodwin Lakes (Andrew Croughton)

Mountain Landscape
1st - Matterhorn (Andrew Croughton)
2nd - Sgor Eilde Beag & Mor - Mamores (Carolyn Mills)
3rd (Peter Scholefield)
4th - Alpine dawn (Michelle Harvie)

Mountain Landscape*
Mountain mist (Peter Scholefield)
Mountain (Peter Scholefield)
Above Brown Cove, Helvellyn (Colin Maddison)
Above the Hushings, Lancashire (Sue Brooke)
Ben Nevis (Jim Symon)
Cant Clough Reservoir, Lancashire (Sue Brooke)
Cloud on the Matterhorn (Michelle Harvie)
Coast (Mark Garrod)
Dartmoor mists (Sean Kelly)
Edale from Kinder (Dave Shotton)
Gan Chegpro (Fluted Peak) from Tserko Ri summit, Nepal (Andy Stratford)
Kinder snow (Jim Symon)
Les Dru and Verte (Phil Ramsbottom)
Llanberis from Dinorwic Quarries (Dave Shotton)
Llyn Idwal (Roger Dyke)
Lone skier and mountains (Peter Walker)
Mont Blanc (Peter Walker)
Aurora 1 (Paul Evans)
Aurora 2 (Paul Evans)
Aurora 3 (Paul Evans)
Mountain view (Phil Ramsbottom)
Neville near the Cat & Fiddle (Roger Dyke)
Rivington Pike (Dave Shotton)
Rjukan, Norway (Colin Maddison)
Russup Edge (Sean Kelly)
Schreckhorn, Bernese Oberland (Colin Maddison)
Sea birds and cliffs (Michelle Harvie)
Sea cliffs & stacks (Mark Garrod)
Snowdonia from Glyder Fawr (Andy Stratford)
Snowdon panoramic (Andrew Croughton)
Snowy Matterhorn (Peter Walker)
Stream, lake & mountains (Phil Ramsbottom)
Sunset from Frunden Hut (Andy Stratford)
Tarn Hows (Sean Kelly)
Tower Ridge, Ben Nevis (Jim Symon)
Tower Ridge (Jo Sayers)
Tryfan (Andrew Croughton)
View from Mont du Vallon near Meribel (Roger Dyke)
View from the atom at Wycoller (Sue Brooke)
Wettersteinwand, Bavarian Alps (Oi Ding Koy)
Wettersteinwand, Bavarian Alps (Oi Ding Koy)
Zillertal, Austria Alps (Oi Ding Koy)
Alpine Ridge (Mark Garrod)

Human Interest
1st - Mark and friend (Michelle Harvie)
2nd - Experimenting with anti-gravity (Colin Maddison)
3rd - Steve Graham in the Quarries (Andy Stratford)

Human Interest*
After Old Man of Hoy (Paul Evans)
Alpine queuing (Mark Garrod)
Basking Garrod (Michelle Harvie)
Brian Street - Lakes (Andrew Croughton)
Children sign (Jim Symon)
Cloud inversion at CIC Hut (Jim Symon)
Colin and friend at Gleckstein Hut (Andy Stratford)
Conquistadors (Anon)
Craig oggle, Rjukan (Jim Symon)
Dave Wylie - Wasdale meet (Roger Dyke)
Dodgey Drainpipe Direct (Chris Williamson)
End of the abs, Craig Marsden in Rjukan (Colin Maddison)
Finishing Suicide Wall, Bosigran (Sean Kelly)
Gosainkund Lake, 4400m, Nepal (Andy Stratford)
Human interest? (Sean Kelly)
Iain McCallum (Frank Williams)
Inappropriate football pitch (Michelle Harvie)
JW readies the pyrotechnics -TP Bonfire Meet (Dave Shotton)
John Dobson (Andrew Croughton)
John Dobson (Andy Croughton)
Juvenile Robin taken at Wycoller (Sue Brooke)
Lighting the jubilee beacon on Haytor (Sean Kelly)
Lorna - Wasdale meet (Roger Dyke)
Marmots (Michelle Harvie)
Monster Midge nr Strontian (Joanne Heslop)
More alpine quing (Mark Garrod)
Not quite human interest (Jo Sayers)
Pete H & Sue B - biking by Hollingworth Lake (Dave Shotton)
Self Portrait (Frank Williams)
Skier (Peter Walker)
Skiers in the trees (Peter Scholefield)
Snow Sculpture - Wycoller (Sue Brooke)
Tea o'clock (Colin Maddison)
Three Wise Monkeys (Frank Williams)
Trish on the Ravensdale (Roger Dyke)
Wavey taking a photograph in the Bomb Store at LLanberis (Sue Brooke)

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