Langdale camping meet – June 24-26 2016, Meet report

10 of us gathered for this meet in Langdale, some on the quiet and luxurious National Trust campsite, others in the nearby Fell and Rock club hut. On Saturday, some went climbing, either on Gimmer Crag [cold and windy] or the lower and warmer Raven Crag. A group of 5 decided to scramble up the beautiful Crinkle Gill, using a variety of climbing techniques [see pictures] eventually finishing along the ridge and Pike of Blisco. In the evening we gathered outside the New Dungeon Ghyll, entertained by, and applauding, the passing ‘Iron’ men and women completing their final marathon section towards Ambleside. Sunday saw more climbing; 3 did alternate leads on a 3 pitch route on Raven Crag, while 2 others went to Upper Scout Crag where they ended up practising their abseil technique from a convenient tree. Others headed for coffee and the shops of Ambleside, before rain encouraged all of us homewards. Vanda Boyd

Addendum. I’d had problems posting my first Langdale Meet report with several pictures attached, so had rewritten it again from memory to send it successfully without pictures this time, but then omitted mention of Marianne on her 1st away meet with the club, who, electing for the supposedly easier option of a valley walk, ended up walking the furthest [12 miles] and she also managed to include one of the club traditions of finding a great café for coffee and cake to sustain herself.
Vanda Boyd


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