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Crampons and cakes: members enjoyed a three night meet at the very comfortable Holly Lodge at Ingleton (underfloor heating, dishwasher, en-suites and wifi are unfortunately not guaranteed on future meets). Rather strangely, there was less snow in the area than in the Midlands but enough to need at least kahtoolas for Phil’s Saturday route up

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Stayed at the comfortable Star Bunkhouse. On Saturday, all three groups got back without using head torches (is this a Club record for a Dinner Meet?). Time then to get changed and onto the minibuses for an excellent meal at The Bear in Crickhowell, followed by a talk from a member of the Brecon Mountain

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In a word: sunny! Cags remained in rucksacks all week while the group managed lots of rough walking and a couple of peaks with a tram ride and a boat trip thrown in. After five days of refuge meals survivors celebrated with tapas at the seaside. Full trip report due in Club Newsletter and more

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In brief: damp on Saturday, less damp on Sunday but a good time had by all. The Stables bunkhouse was an excellent base for a venture onto Kinder in the rain and a chance to practice stream crossings as well as spotting a rock shaped liked a well-known US President. Having tested the bunkhouses drying

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August in the Lake District – a good time to enjoy summer weather. Well, Lake District summer weather anyway? Fortunately our new members Debbie and Stephanie knew enough of the Lakes not to be put off by the showers as we climbed up Stickle Ghyll or the bitter August wind on the summit of Pavey

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One day in the clouds, one day in the sun – truly this was a Welsh Summer Meet! Seven of us shared the beautiful and remote setting of the Mountain Club Hut at Bryn Hafod and visited the summit of Aran Fawddwy twice (once merely for the achievement and once for the views) A full

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Espot is one of the best villages to start from when doing the ‘Carros de Foc’* tour of nine refugios in the Aiguestortes National Park. Unfortunately, it is not served by a direct bus service from Barcelona and our small group: myself, Kevin and Ken, were dropped by side of the road leading up to