Back in Blighty in time to head along to the Manchester University Mountaineering Club (MUMC) and Rucksack Club joint meet at our hut in The Pass. Inevitable drizzle on Saturday morning (it is mid November after all) means there’s only one sensible option, and 40 minutes later we’re parking outside South Stack cafe with blue skies overhead. Despite our best efforts at persuasion it looked like the attractions of Gogarth had fallen on deaf ears, but as we were gearing up a breakaway team of three MUMCers arrived (just as well as Steve had just realised he’d left his rope at the hut!)
Geared up and ready to head down to the bottom of Castle Helen
Next up was True Moments / Freebird, whilst we waited for the tide to turn – always committing, launching out along the traverse…
… And finally North West Passage to round off an excellent day – Four routes would be a great result for a June day, let alone November!
Back at the hut, and Joe has prepared a stupendous jambalaya to feed the team, and tales of derring-do are duly shared. Great meet!