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 proved better than forecast but still involved two days of thick mist and a light but penetrating rain, ruling out the pleasures of the high fells. A variety of lower level walks were accomplished including the traditional return by headtorch for one group. Sadly, crampons and ice axes were left at the hut on both days.
P.S. Two members who stayed on in the Lakes had a day of glorious sunshine on the Tuesday so it doesn’t always rain – see final pic.
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