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Glenridding, 31 October-2 November 2014

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Author: Andrew Williamson

Trip Summary

Nestled on the slopes of Sheffield Pike in the Lake District, the Bury Jubilee Outdoor Pursuits Centre near Glenridding was the location of the first weekend trip of Michaelmas 2014. This was an(other!) exciting new bunkhouse for the Club, with spaces for 30 people, and somewhere we definitely hope to return to in the future. A decent hoard of newcomers merged with older members to create another memorable start to the year's weekend trips. Making the most of the hut's proximity to Helvellyn, most people chose to climb it on one or both days of the trip. Everyone enjoyed their scrambles to the summit via Striding and Swirral Edges, with extensions from there taking groups northwards along the rolling Dodds or southwards onto the more rugged Fairfield and St. Sunday Crag. A large group headed east towards Place Fell on Sunday, and one group ventured onto the Far Eastern Fells on Saturday, even if their route was cut short due to a fall from a bridge that was "slippery, just like railway sleepers"; thankfully, the incurred injuries were not as bad as they could have been. The trip's weather was certainly a blessing, too, with only the odd passing rain shower to deal with. The kitchen coped well with the many ambitious cooking groups on Saturday evening, and there was the customary pumpkin carving to celebrate Hallowe'en, just about making up for one of the less enthusiastic singing sessions than we've had of late; this left more than one of the trip's participants somewhat disgruntled.

Trip Participants

Thomas L (Trip Leader), Rose P (Trip Safety Officer), Ben M (Mascot), Matt H, Paul C, Andrew W, David B, Emily B, Tom A, Michael F, Laurent M, Ranulph D, Paul F, Tamas S-T, Charlotte Z, Denise H, Yining N, Karol P, Ben B, Adrien L, Constanze H, Madeline K, Ros C, Marcus T, Valerie A, Alex R, Zekang C, Cammy M, Katrin S, Kenny T and Stefania G. Michael & Helen A made a brief appearance.

Photos

Click on people's names below to follow a link to their complete photo album.

The stunning Ullswater from Sheffield Pike (Marcus T)

The Far Eastern Fells from near Place Fell (Yining N)

Helvellyn & Striding Edge from Catstye Cam (Andrew W)