Author Topic: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th  (Read 8155 times)

alanstarkie2001

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TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« on: 20:28:40, 16/03/12 »
Right, no pics at the moment - my camera is on the radiator! I thought I'd just copy and paste a comment I made on Facebook - aimed at friends, some who walk, some who don't. I'll just paste it here unedited for your amusement and edification. Excuse any bad grammar etc, my brain isn't yet at the correct operating temperature. Also excuse the term 'maniacs' - this is a tongue-in-cheek reference to twelve really friendly folk - maniacs nonetheless! By the way - don't take this as the -official' TR - just my take on it  :uglystupid2:


OMG! Just got back from a 'walk' in a particularly mountainous and remote part of the world with twelve maniacs and a Border Collie I never met before. Weather started OK but by the time we reached the first summit, we were greeted with howling sub-zero wind chill and rain. We plodded on as you do, up mountain, down dale. Up and over the largest peak, halfway down, because of the bad visibility, w[size=78%]e had gone the wrong way so back up we went![/size]

Eventually, after hours we reached the crux of the walk, a knife edge ridge, every bit as bad as Crib Goch but amusingly it was completely grass covered - that is, with wet slippery grass. After getting over that there was just the case of getting down a very steep, wet and slippery slope to the valley below. We all had to ass-slide down several hundred feet at breakneck speeds! Any attempt to walk down would have resulted in the same thing after breaking something first.

The rest of the way was what could vaguely be described as 'paths' above very steep gullies which even a goat would have struggled with, having to hang on to grass tussocks every time I slipped to avoid falling to a painful death.

I drove back home with the heaters on max but when I got in, had to soak in a hot bath to fight off the onset of hypothermia. To be honest, this is not really my thing and I wouldn't have gone if I knew what was going to happen. So I didn't have a good time? - No, I had an awesome time :-) [/font][/size] O0


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HumperLumper

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #1 on: 22:47:27, 16/03/12 »
Thanks for this Alan and it was great to meet you  :)  I'm in alot of pain at the moment after doing that bumslide but it was great fun, and great to meet some new faces. Thanks everyone for a good laugh  O0
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #2 on: 22:57:46, 16/03/12 »
Excellent comments O0 . Glad you had a good one, and very nice to meet you O0 .
R.I.P. Dave.

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #3 on: 09:25:23, 17/03/12 »
Had a great walk and nice to meet everyone too  O0

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #4 on: 12:39:47, 17/03/12 »
Can't wait to see the pics!  :o :)
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #5 on: 12:59:04, 17/03/12 »
Bum sliding was really good fun and the only safe way to get down with it being so steep and slippy  O0

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #6 on: 18:41:47, 17/03/12 »
nice to meet you Alan. a great, if blustery, day had by all O0
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #7 on: 18:45:04, 17/03/12 »
Some pics from the car park to show us all.



Glad to see that Yorksgirl is making sure my legs dont look fat ;D



Pics from the day. Not all the walk as my camera went away when it got a bit wet.















The group split. Some wanted to do a nutall/butall/dutall whatever the hell it is called ;)

They are only about 40ft away from us at this point.








yeti

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #8 on: 19:00:27, 17/03/12 »
Cracking views Jim ;)
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #9 on: 19:20:00, 17/03/12 »
Cracking views Jim ;)

Were they, i will have to believe you on that one ;) :D

yeti

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #10 on: 20:05:58, 17/03/12 »
Were they, i will have to believe you on that one ;) :D
For all 30 seconds O0 :P
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #11 on: 20:35:25, 17/03/12 »
Great pics, the experience was awesome and I'm sure the views were great! I've recovered enough to do Snowdon tomorrow - possibly Crib Goch, you know, something altogether less threatening.  :D :D  Can't wait to go on another meet!  O0
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #12 on: 20:48:53, 17/03/12 »
For all 30 seconds O0 :P

Oh you meant those views.
To be honest i had forgotten about them. My mind can only remember the 40ft in front of me ;D

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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #13 on: 20:49:09, 17/03/12 »
Can't wait to go on another meet!  O0
Thats the spirit O0
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Re: TR Howgills Meet Friday March 16th
« Reply #14 on: 20:51:07, 17/03/12 »
Oh you meant those views.
No I was being sarcastic :D . I do remember them from last year and they are wonderful views. A real shame we didn't get the luck this time :( . Still really enjoyed it, and meeting new faces too O0 .
R.I.P. Dave.