April meet in Yorkshire

Lowstern hut was the venue and what a fantastic weekend it was. The accommodation was perfect as was the weather.  

Friday

David went for a leisurely potter around Clapham and the short walk to the reservoir. Then he struck up to the top of Ingleborough. He walked on to Ingleton, then back to the hut. Gillian, Adam, Floyd and Alex did the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. image4Andy, Dan & Kent did a circular walk from Lowstern hut via Clapham. They then followed Thwaite Lane to see the Norber erratics, Long Scar and back via Long Lane (Clapham Beck) to Clapham. Alan and Jason headed to Giggleswick South to do some sport climbing.

 

Saturday

David and Liz set off for Napp Scar, then Capple Bank and Horton for morning coffee. Then they climbed up Pen-y-ghent. Gillian and Adam, Floyd and Alex plus a friend of Gillians and her children did a fabulous 8.5 mile circular walk from Malham Village, past Janet’s Foss, Gordale Scar and Malham Tarn, back via Malham Cove. image2Andy, Dan, Kent, Matt & Romi did a circular walk from the hut. Clapham, Clapham Beck to Trow Gill. Then Little Ingleborough, Ingleborough and down the Dale High way to the junction with the Pennine Bridleway at the Ingleborough Nature reserve. From here they descended the Pennine Bridleway to Thwaite Lane and back to Clapham and the hut.

The Saturday climbers were Jason, Graham, Flick, Alex T and Alan, and they headed five miles up the road for a day of trad at Twistleton Scar.

image7Sunday

Gillian and her party did a 9 mile circular walk taking in Ribblehead Viaduct and summiting Whernside, the highest point in Yorkshire. Andy, Dan and Kent did the circular walk around the waterfalls at Ingleton before returning home. Jason chose to climb at Rylstone. The Sunday climbing team had two additional members, Lizzy and David.

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March Meet Caseg Fraith, North Wales

Kent, myself and Dan arrived at Caseg Fraith Hut on Thursday night and after getting settled in turned in for the night. image2

Friday

Alan, Alan and Stuart did a few warm up routes on Little Tryfan.

Kent, myself and Dan awoke to a beautiful sunny day and decided to walk up Tryfan. After getting back to the hut we got cleaned up and took a drive down to Betws y Coed to get fish and chips and await all the other members arrival. When everyone arrived we all had drinks in the hut lounge area and made plans for the following day.

Saturday

Kent and myself drove down to Betsw y Coed and did a circular walk in the beautiful Gwydyr Forest. New members Tudor and Ana decided to take a walk to the top of Tryfan, where the beautiful weather gave them a view across to Ireland. image12

Alan M, Alan W, Flick, Jason and Stuart went climbing and climbed at Tryfan and Little Tryfan.

Gillian, Adam, Alex and Floyd hiked up from Ogwen Valley via Devil’s Kitchen and up onto the Glyderau.

Dan went for a walk along Carneddau Ridge while Matt and Shane walked up Tryfan, Bristly Ridge and the Glyders.image11

That evening myself, Kent, Dan, Tudor and Ana went for dinner at the pub in Capel Curig while the rest of the members went to a Lecture at Plas y Brenin. We all met back at the hut for drinks and to decide plans for the following day.

Sunday

After packing up our stuff and having breakfast we all headed out for the day.

Alan M, Alan W, Flick and Stuart went climbing and climbed at Cwm Silyn

Gillian, Adam, Alex, Floyd, Jason, Tudor and Ana did a shorter circular hike from Beddgelert, which went along the valley past the Sygun Copper Mine and then up and over Mynydd Sygyn, a 300m plateau above Beddgelert.

Kent, myself and Dan took a walk around the lakes at the base of Tryfan in the sunshine and then after tidying up at the hut drove home.

A brilliant weekend of beautiful sunshine, great company and outdoor fun that wont be forgotten.

By Ang Perrin

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MKMC February meet – Little Langdale, Lake District

February 3rd-5th 2017

Friday

Andy, Alan & Dan arrived lunchtime and decided to go for a walk from the hut along Cumbria Way via Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater, then returned to the hut after a quick pint in the Three Shires Inn in Little Langdale. Gillian, Adam, Floyd and Alex arrived later in the evening and were thinking they may get lost until they saw lights and someone waiting to welcome them.  Other members arrived throughout the evening and everyone went off to bed. IMG_0613

Saturday

Andy, Alan, Dan, Michelle, Jason and Juan did a circular walk from the hut (10miles ish). Walking to Tilberthwaite Farm meeting a herd of highland cattle on the path and then up an icy and snowy Wetherlam via Wetherlam Edge, across the prison band to Swirl How and then onto Great Carr before returning to back to the hut.

Floyd and Alex joined Adam, the dogs and Gillian on a 6.5 mile circular hike, going up, along and down Lingmoor Fell, which was a fabulous hike, very interesting and varied, with views of the Langdale Pikes, Wrynose Pass and big snow-covered peaks on the other side of the Little Langdale Valley.

In the evening everyone met back at the hut and went for a group meal in the Three Shires Inn to catch up on their days advetures and make plans for Sunday.IMG_0631

Sunday

Andy, Alan & Dan went for a walk around Tarn Hows near Coniston before returning home.

Floyd, Alex, Jason, Michelle, Juan, Adam and Gillian did a lovely walk around Tarn Hows then went for coffee and cake in Coniston. Afterwards, in need of an adventure, Floyd, Alex and Michelle, Adam and Gillian all went up and over the Wrynose and Hardknott Passes, then headed home.

By Ang Perrin

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MKMC Xmas meet – Hathersage, Peak District

December 2nd-4th 2016

Friday

Kent and I were the first to arrive at the hut on the friday afternoon, where we set about getting settled in and making the fire for the lounge/dining area of the hut.  All the other members arrived later and we all had a chance to catch up with members we know well and to welcome newer members and discuss plans for the following day before bed. IMG_0535

Saturday

Most people were up fairly early getting themselves ready for the day ahead in the beautiful, if quite wet peak district.Kent and I drove out to Snake Pass and walked up to Kinder Scout and then stopped on route back at the Snake Pass Inn for much needed refreshment.

Stuart, Jason and Alan headed for the hills to the East of Ladybower reservoir and did a circular route over the top, past Dovestone Rocks, down to Ladybower Reservoir and Upper Derwent Reservoir, and then back over the Moor. Gillian and Adam climbed Mam Tor then went for a walk around Castleton and visited Treak Cliff Cavern. Bob and Sophie went bouldering on the Pinnacle Boulders until after dark. Other members were either walking or climbing in various locations. IMG_0588

When we got back to the hut and got cleaned up myself, Alan, Jason and Stuart under supervision of our head chef Kent started cooking an epic xmas dinner (3 courses), which as ever was delicious and everyone was truly stuffed. 

The rest of the evening was spent having a few xmas drinks to xmas songs and talking about what we had done that day and our plans for the next day and catching up with everyone.

Sunday

After quite a lot of cleaning up from the night before, everyone packed up and either made tracks home or decided to stay local. IMG_0594

Stuart, Jason, Nick, Zoe and Alan decided the rock was calling even though it was a very chilly day, so they headed off to Burbage North. But there was sunshine and between them they climbed more than half a dozen easy routes. Bob and Sophie went bouldering in the Dowhill Racer and Pinnacle areas. Gillian and Adam drove across Snake Pass and went for a short walk. 

This xmas trip is always a very popular one as it is always a lot of fun, thanks to everyone for your help in the kitchen and for the great company and a special thanks to my husband Kent for being a genious in the kitchen.

Andrea Perrin

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