Saturday, 23 July 2011

A Week in the Lakes

I have spent a week based in the Striding Edge Hostel working with a group from Bolton Lads and Girls Club. This is the adventure week within the Young Citizen's Programme the club is running. We started the week with a bit of team building on Monday, before getting stuck into main activities.

On Tuesday we climbed in the morning, then went to Angle Tarn Beck for a gyll scramble. There had been a bit of rain in the morning, so the water level made it an excellent trip.

Wednesday was all about their expedition up Helvellyn. After pack and prep in the morning, we made are way up to Red Tarn where we set up camp. We then pushed on toward Swiral Edge, but it was unfortunately a bit much for one of the young people. Instead we retreated and walked up Catseye Cam. As we returned to camp it started to rain, but had cleared up by morning. We took a steady walk back down to the hostel for breakfast and to clean up. Once everyone was fed and watered, all kt away, we turned our sights on Glenridding beck for another scramble. It was a great way to finish off the day.

Friday morning was spent cleaning the hostel and the group leaders reviewing the week before they got picked up. not a bad week in all.

I got my climbing fix in this week, with an afternoon visit to the Roost to finish off the Senete E6 6b***. This only leaves the 2 E7's to do. Better pull my finger out.

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