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As one long standing member said, ‘the good thing about the White Peak is that the paths on the map are all there on the ground’. So it proved and no navigational problems occurred over the weekend which included a trip the ‘plague village’ of Eyam, noted for the death of 260 villagers in medieval

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Undeterred by a landslide cutting the train line from Geneva and a thunderstorm on the first day the group enjoyed a sunny week of walking from the luxury chalet. Good use was made of the lifts to get up to the higher reaches where the local wildlife seemed pleased to see us. More photos and

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Based in Ballachulish, four members managed a week of Munro bagging. Drizzle and low cloud on the first day meant a lower level walk with coffee and cake then Celtic music in the evening. Better weather then enabled ascents of Buachaille Etive Mor, completion of the Aonoch Eagach ridge and three Munros in the Mamores.

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A mixed week weather-wise for the Club’s trip to Arran (aka ‘Scotland in Minature’): two good weather days, one so so and three rainy misty days. From our base at Brodick Castle, Goat Fell at 874m was a ‘must do’ and on other days Holy Island, Lochranza Castle, Kings Cave and Machrie Standing Stones made

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The Dinefwr bunkhouse lies just outside the town of Llandeilo at the extreme Western end of the Brecon Beacons. Described as ‘an estate bunkhouse full of rustic character’ it seemed to have as many staircases as its 16 bedspaces but eventually everyone managed to find their way to a bed and dump kit. On Saturday,

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Braving high winds and rain [please vary intro to these trip reports– Ed] several Gentian parties set out on the Saturday from the MAM hut in Coniston. Tarn Hows proved a popular destination with one group continuing on to the Cat Cafe at Hawkshead [?!? – explanation needed – Ed] for tea and buns while

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More ‘taps aff’ weather than deep Winter, the group nevertheless managed to find sufficient snow to get crampons and ice axes into play on several days starting with a day of excellent instruction in use of same from local trainer, Richard Kermode. During the week a number of Munros and Corbetts were achieved before returning

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Arriving at Idwal Cottage YHA on Friday night  it was clear that global warming had struck again as the hills were bare of snow. On Saturday crampons and iceaxes were therefore left behind and the group battled strong winds and intermittent rain to complete a mid-level ridge walk from the hut to Capel Curig, returning

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The hut stove proved to be the star turn on this meet.  Happily, the host club (Cleveland MC) had been up for a maintenance meet and left the stove on so we arrived to a warm hut. So warm, in fact, that shorts and T shirts were sought as a tropical atmosphere prevailed. The weather

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Having successfully navigated the wedding party at the adjacent Ilam Hall YHA, the group settled in at the very comfortable NT bunkhouse. On Saturday most routes involved the stepping stones at nearby Dovedale while one party ranged further afield and made the now traditional return by headtorch. Despite this all were ready when the time