A few of us were tempted by the good weather forecast for a Saturday in November. We arranged to meet at Durlston Head super early (well, about 30 mins earlier than usual) for 9:30 in order to make the most of the daylight.
Our Secretary organised a climbing masterclass for a lucky few Wessex (and SCC) members before the Sherpa lecture on the 8th November. Neil Gresham and Ed Hamer braved the long road down to Calshot where they were faced with a motley selection of punters (and DAJ).
The weekend of the BBQ was approaching: free beer was promised; there were rumours of cake; hot charcoal would be supplied; Doug had organised a local walk; a climbing venue would be announced; and the weather was set fine over Swanage, with Hurricane Bertha not due until Sunday….
‘Arran is lovely … wish you were here.’ So we said on our postcards, and you should have been there because it really was! The tourist guides claim Arran is Scotland in miniature and that is pretty spot on.
While sitting around the campsite on the alps trip last year, Clare suggested that I should sign up for the LAMM – a 2-day mountain marathon, held at a secret location in the highlands of Scotland in June.
“Do you fancy joining us for a week of bouldering in Font in May?” Well the dates clashed with the WMC Lakes meet (which is a particular favourite of mine that I like to go on) but this sounds interesting.