Clim­bers raise toast to John in Lake District

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

MEM­BERS of Hinck­ley Moun­taineer­ing Club drank a toast to former fel­low climber John Trow when they fol­lowed one of his favourite walks on a visit to the Lake District.

Club mem­bers trekked from their hut base in Pat­terdale al­long Ull­swa­ter to How­town and caught a steamer back to Glen­rid­ding where they re­mem­bered the in­trepid 86-year-old who died just be­fore Christ­mas last year.

An­other group made use of their free bus passes to ride to the top of the 1,500 ft high Kirk­stone Pass be­fore climb­ing to the 2,500 ft Stoney Cove Pike.

A later as­cent of the pass saw mem­bers fol­low a dif­fer­ent path go­ing on to Lit­tle Hart Crag, Dove Crag, Hart Crag and Fair­field at 2,864ft.

Be­fore the Lake District trip, the club spend a long week­end on the Gower Penin­su­lar in South Wales and mem­bers are cur­rently plan­ning meets in Bakewell in Der­byshire and Belling­ham in Northum­ber­land.

The club meets most Thurs­days at 9pm at The New Plough on Le­ices­ter Road, Hinck­ley, and on the last Thurs­day of each month at The Grey­hound pub on New Build­ings.

Any­one in­ter­ested in hill­walk­ing is in­vited to go along and meet the team.

Mem­bers of Hinck­ley Moun­taineer­ing Club on their de­scent from St Sun­day Crag into Pat­terdale on a club trip to the Lake District, Septem­ber 2017. Pic­ture: Ted Cot­trell

Mem­bers of Hinck­ley Moun­taineer­ing Club on their de­scent from Cofa Pike. Pic­ture: Ted Cot­trell

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