The Welsh one, that is. On arriving at the Lancashire Mountaineering Club hut, Cae Ysugubor, near Beddgelert, the advance party quickly learned that Phil, Cheryl and Maz had arrived even earlier and had already completed a trip up Cnicht which is known as ‘The Welsh Matterhorn’ because of the similarity in shape. Kit unloaded and
Dartmoor is famous for being a wild and rugged area with beautiful and dramatic moorland. The Gentian group visiting over Easter found it lived up to it’s description but also found lots of bog land surrounded by grass, heather and bracken which was slightly challenging. A few Gentian members got over familiar with the bogs
The George Starkey hut at Patterdale has got to be one of the best located huts in the Lakes with Hellvellyn and the High Street range virtually on the doorstep. The hut is well-equipped and arriving on Friday night with a forecast of 70 mph winds, heavy rain and thick mist for the whole weekend
Staying at the Smiddy bunkhouse near Fort William the Gentian group were well placed for a number of routes but the weather was poor until the last day. Mick G reports that on the first day the group followed a good track up from Loch Arkaig through the mist with a bit of compass work
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A small but perfectly formed group of Gentians arrived on Friday evening at the MAM Low House hut near the centre of Coniston for a weekend of hill walking. Stuart had traveled up earlier and the lounge fire was soon blazing and the kettle on. The consensus was for a pub meal which was taken
It’s that time of year again (nearly) and as ever, the BMC website gives some useful advice.
Down-climbing on soft snow is never a pleasant activity but with a light rain falling and mist thickening to completely obscure the glacier we recalled the old alpine adage of ‘To summit is optional, to descend safely is mandatory’ and reluctantly decided to abandon our objective and return to the hut. In Summer conditions Habicht