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TheGUYuk

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MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
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2 September 2011 Last updated at 09:52  MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District Sharp Edge on Blencathra. Photo: Phil Riley The MPs will follow a classic ridge walk up Blencathra and along Sharp Edge   A group of MPs is set to join climbers on the fells in the Lake District to raise awareness of the importance of mountaineering. Local MPs Rory Stewart and Jamie Reed will be among those walking up Blencathra and along Sharp Edge.
The group will be led by renowned mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington and several other keen fell climbers.
The walk has been organised by the British Mountaineering Council to raise awareness of mountain landscapes.
The council wants to highlight the contribution that mountaineering makes to local economies, especially the impact on tourism on rural areas like the Lake District.
Dave Turnbull, from the BMC, said: "We are delighted with the positive response from Parliamentarians who will be able to hear from the climbing community about the importance of mountain-related pursuits to the community as a whole."
They will also be taking the opportunity to discuss key issues with the MPs, including how environmental regulations may be affected by the Red Tape Challenge and also the views of its membership on protecting public forests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-14759323
 

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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #1 on: 00:11:42, 12/09/12 »
I hope they enjoy it and take up hill walking regularly. I expect it will help them and they can claim the trips on expenses as stress busting or team bonding  ;D
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #2 on: 15:47:16, 13/09/12 »
I doubt if they will be able to agree a route!
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #3 on: 15:49:00, 13/09/12 »
When are they doing it? 
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #4 on: 16:42:16, 13/09/12 »
Last year....
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #5 on: 16:46:45, 13/09/12 »
Last year....

It's dated September 2011  ;D I never noticed it till I read this.
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #6 on: 17:22:15, 13/09/12 »
Erm neither did I ooooooooooooooooopppps :o :o :D :-[

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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #7 on: 17:35:09, 13/09/12 »
did they ever actually do it? or just make people think they did it....usual politicians

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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #8 on: 17:38:24, 13/09/12 »
Yes, they did. Two friends of mine were part of the party.
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #9 on: 17:46:01, 13/09/12 »
Yes, they did. Two friends of mine were part of the party.

MPs have friends  ::)
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #10 on: 17:48:57, 13/09/12 »
MPs have friends  ::)


They were in the accompanying party.
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Re: MPs to climb Blencathra in the Lake District
« Reply #11 on: 17:56:15, 13/09/12 »

They were in the accompanying party.

That makes more sense.  ;D
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