Saturday, 27 June 2009

Alpaca on Sheffield Pike Walk

Pete was out on Sheffield Pike and Hartside last week and one of the party (Mel) took this wonderful photo. It was an enjoyable walk by all accounts. There was a bit of drama when someone cut his knee, but Pete did his first aid bit and I was on hand at the bus stop to whisk the injured party to Keswick Cottage Hospital to make sure it was ok. So Steve if you are out there, I hope your knee is better now and this photo is for you.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Photos from the Keswick Mountain Festival

Well it was going to be only photos from the KMF then I found this one of Bella looking stunning on Great Calva the week before and I just had to post it. This was a day when we started by queuing at the bus station for a bus which was late and ended up giving up entirely and walking from there up Great Calva and back to Keswick. It was a lovely day and a very good walk with Pete, Bella, kira and me.

Next up we have a fantastic photo of us on the Haystacks walk on day one of the KMF (Wednesday 13th May), the chap on the left is one of the Salomon reps, called Mat. We had Cat, Mat and Rich from Salomon with us.

We also had another Matt with us who is a lovely chap and one of our regulars who comes up all the way from Bristol to walk with us and here he is at the back left of the photo.

We also had a couple of ladies who came up from Derbyshire. Yes Carol Anderson Secretary of the Embroiderers' Guild, its you in this photo with others.

The trouble is, I don't remember what was so hilarious for we all seem to be laughing, perhaps Carol will remember? Anyway, it was on the way to the top so perhaps we were looking forward to the summit experience!

But last and by no means least, is Tim my assitant for the day. He just could not wait to go scrambling! Here is Tim nearly at the top of Little Round How a small but rocky prominence on the way down towards Dubs Bottom.

So we all enjoyed the day out and the weather was lovely, windy true but fantastic blue sky and good companions one and all, from embroiderers' to scramblers....

More photos of the KMF will follow, so watch this blog.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Leader change

I have just changed all the leaflets at the Moot Hall because they were out of date. We have successfully recruited a new leader in Cathy Colam ML, who we are very pleased to welcome to our ranks. Cathy will make a first appearance on 11th June when she will be taking over the Langdale Pikes walk.

The listings of walks on the official website will be changed very soon, but incase you are already needing to know when Cathy will be out and about, I have put the June walks on this blog. So look below on the right hand side bar for a complete list of the June walks. I will put the July ones on fairly soon too. Bye for now.