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To start this topic off, here’s why the club has ALWAYS alternated between Tuesdays and Wednesdays for evening meets:
1. Fairness. To allow people who may have work or other commitments on Tuesdays or Wednesdays to have at least a chance of participating once a fortnight, sticking to one night prevents this. This can also be very useful when trying to attract new members who are already committed to other activities during the week.
2. Flexibility. Alternating between Tues & Weds allows for gaps between CMC ‘happenings’. For instance, Tuesday night climbing before away meets has been a way of preventing congestion of events. Without it, there would have been many instances of ”Weds climbing, Thurs club night event, Friday travelling to away meet.” Conversely Weds climbing after an away meet helps to ‘spread the load’ a bit.
I realise that having alternative nights means that people have to check each week what night the climbing is, but that’s what meets lists are for and anyway, participants have to check which crag is listed. Surely with todays modern communications, smartphones with reminders etc, its not difficult to check? Or resort to actually having a meets list pinned in a prominent position? Having said that, maybe we should put out a weekly reminder via messageboard/Facebook each week regarding the midweek meets?
This topic has been raised because of poor attendances on midweek meets this year, so perhaps we need to look at reasons why. I can’t believe that after 49 years of alternating midweek meets that this is a major cause.
Paul Gibson. Meets Secretary.
It must be secret if it’s advertised 2 weeks after the event!!!
Or did you mean SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER?
Secret Meets Sec
It is adjacent to the Bryn Tyrch hotel, but as far as I know, the Snowdonia café is no more, unless it’s re-opened in the last couple of years.
Nobody needs to bother answering, I’ve told her. Computer lessons ????
Regarding the Patterdale Hut meet, I’ve now added Nigel Wragg, Helen Jackson, Judith Morris, John P and Chris Kell. Hopefully all will get a bed if we can squeeze the member’s places a bit!!
For those already on the list, it is essential you confirm your place as we will soon be oversubscribed. By the AGM please, as previous message.
No need to change your plans, we never actually got as far as Oaken Clough as time got a bit short! Not to mention a navigational anomaly. Some of the previous party did ascend a very wet Wilderness Gully East and we also did a un-named gully near to Laddow after walking from Chew.
Won’t be with you as flying off to Italy on Sunday for ski-ing. Have a good day.
Thanks to Mike who has agreed to organise this meet.