Climbers raise toast to John in Lake District
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