Monthly Archives: January 2011

#11 – “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”

And it did.  The hard rain, that is.  I was in Fort William for two 1-day training courses with a winter element.  The Mountain Leaders Training Association (MLTA), of which I am a member, has just introduced a Continuing Personal … Continue reading

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#10 – “On Ilkley Moor….”

Think of West Yorkshire, and you will probably think of towns and cities, and the remains of long gone industries.  The reason that so many of those lost industries were situated in West Yorkshire in the first place was because … Continue reading

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#9 – Conistone Dib and the Dales Way – “…just a walkin’ the dog!”

11 January – A week after the Great Whernside mini-epic, Chris wanted a less exciting walk.  We chose the route we should have done last week., starting from Conistone, heading up Conistone Dib, then taking the Dales Way to the … Continue reading

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#8 – Great Whernside …Underground, overground.

It’s all a bit confusing.  There are two Whernsides in the Yorkshire Dales.  There’s Whernside (736 metres) that is one of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and there is Great Whernside (704 metres) that isn’t.  Using the same name for different … Continue reading

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#7 – Wakening the ghosts

The countdown started – “Ten … nine … eight …”  A few more people joined in, “… six … five …” until the chant was taken up by the whole pub, “… three … two … one … Haaaapy Neeeew … Continue reading

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