Meet Report – Birkness Barn - Buttermere 20th, 21st Septembe

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Meet Report – Birkness Barn - Buttermere 20th, 21st Septembe

Postby Dave C » Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:35 pm

Meet Report – Birkness Barn - Buttermere 20th, 21st September 2019

Saturday

Martin and Chris drove over to Seathwaite and then walked over to Wasdale to climb Tophet Wall.

Kate and Georgina walked up onto Robinson, over Dale Head and along to Honister coming back via the slate mines and Bothies.

John, Cath and Sara walked up Red Pike via Scale Force waterfall. Then along the ridge to Haystacks. Sara being blown off course somewhere along the way.

Mike and Dave took the “beastly grind” walk in to Grey Crag and climbed a couple of routes in the afternoon sunshine.

Paul went for a run and then ticked off a couple of Wainwrights near Loweswater.

Cath, Graham and Kirsty drove over to Borrowdale to climb Troutdale Pinnacle. Knowing they were in for a long day they went to the tea shop first just in case it was shut by the time they finished.

That evening Dave helped John and Cath to review the food and drink on offer at the local pubs and were joined later by Kate and Georgina. The Bridge can be recommended for the size of their portions. Envious customers gasped as a 2-inch-thick-slice of Steak and Ale Pie was served. Some took bets on whether or not it would all be eaten. Georgina’s fish was so large that it refused to be cooked.

Back at the hut Kirsty kompered the kwiz and Graham impressed us all with his knowledge of the 90s*.


Sunday

A poor forecast and some heavy showers saw many heading home.

Paul stopped off at Newlands Pass to bag a couple more Wainwrights: Ard Crags and Knott Rigg.

Mike, Cath, Dave and Georgina went for a short walk along the shore of Buttermere and up Rannerdale Knots.





* …Who knew that there were three Chuckle Brothers!
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