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ades

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ades says:

Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I Hope to visit Great Gable for The Remembrance service on November 8 if any Rocktarts are interested in coming ? i do have to put in a days holiday for it myself but dont anticipate any problem with that.

Maybe it could co-incide with a camp in Wasdale for a couple of nights and doing a walk on the saturday too..a traverse of illgill head and Whin rigg (The Screes),then back along the reported tortuous path back to Wasdale head on the lakeshore opposite the road (i hear it's tortuous but not done it myself yet)

This is a sounding everyone out posting,The service only lasts a few minutes but is quite an experience,hopefully we wont come close to being struck by Lightning unlike last year !

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cheers2u

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cheers2u says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I'd definitely be interested in this, Ades

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ades

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Thats Great David.

Camping could be on the fri/sat nights.The service starts at 11 and only lasts 10 minutes or so,you can be back in Wasdale within a couple of hours,convenient for anyone wanting an early start home for work on monday.

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simonlo

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simonlo says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

Hi Ades,

I'll be on Gable for the service this year. I didn't make it up last year as got blown off my feet several times on the way to Styhead. I'll probably see you on the top!

The 'path' along the screes is tortuous and tedious in the extreme. The path disappears 1/3 of the way along, and after that it's not much fun even as an exercise in scrambling imho, as it seems to just go on forever. And the worse of it is that there's no escape options once you're committed to the traverse, as it's near-vertical scree on one side, a very cold, very deep lake on the other. Done it once, on a 'good' day, not lashing it down as it often is in November. Never again!

SL

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ades

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

Hi Simon,i will take your advice on board regarding the scree path.

Was it you who after turning back marked the 2 mins silence near a waterfall ? I considered turning back after my close encounter with a flash and bang on the path to Gillercombe head and also at Gillercombe head as it was so stormy there,3 of us were sheltering behind a boulder there,the wind was so loud we couldnt hear each other speak,after getting onto Green gable it wasnt so bad and on Great Gable it was ok.

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t0m..

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t0m.. says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

me + 1 up for this ades, if the scree path  is off,  maybe have a play on Yewbarrow? on the other day

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ades says:

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Yewbarrow is a Great Alternative Tom,all suggestions welcome !

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One F in Foreigner

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I'll be heading up onto Great Gable for the Rememberance Service, but like last year it will be from Seathwaite. Can't make a weekend of it and the drive round to Wasdale is a bit too far for an early start and just the one day. Maybe see you all on the top :-))

I remember the lightning last year, prompted a thread on here (and other forums) about the 'burning smell'.

With simonlo about the screes path. Only done it the once and wouldn't want to have another go by choice. It's not as if it gets you up or down a hill is it?

Let's hope the weather is as kind as it was in 2005

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I'll be heading up onto Great Gable for the Rememberance Service, but like last year it will be from Seathwaite. Can't make a weekend of it and the drive round to Wasdale is a bit too far for an early start and just the one day. Maybe see you all on the top :-))

I remember the lightning last year, prompted a thread on here (and other forums) about the 'burning smell'.

With simonlo about the screes path. Only done it the once and wouldn't want to have another go by choice. It's not as if it gets you up or down a hill is it?

Let's hope the weather is as kind as it was in 2005

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I shall be coming to this Ades.  May need picking up \ dropping off  from a train or bus station it anyone not coming from my direction.    This is something I've wanted to do for a few years.  Making a weekend of it is a great idea

Me !! annoyingly over enthusiastic?? I really dont know what you mean! errrrrrrrrrrrrr and no I'm not going to change so ner ner ner mwah my butt x
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gabi says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I'd like to do this very much! A wonderful idea . I'll probably come up for a long weekend. :)

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simonlo says:

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Ades - that was me at the waterfall. Smelled the burnt air too when setting off.

One F - i was there in 2005 too - best weather in 10 years, and the flypast by the sea king was a bonus.

Would recommend Yewbarrow, or if it's nice, the whole Mosedale Horseshoe. Ill Gill and Whin Rigg worth a look too - won't be many up there in November either. Then head south and loop past Bunrmoor Tarn and head back to Wasdale on the coffin road.

Enjoy!

SL

 

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ades

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ades says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

Simon,i was there in 05 too wasnt it amazing,i will never forget that one,this will be my 5th year running at the service,apart from 05 the weather has been pretty poor for the last 3 years,better luck this time maybe ??

Thanks for the advice regarding the routes,hope to see you up there on the 8th november.

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gabi said:

I'd like to do this very much! A wonderful idea . I'll probably come up for a long weekend. :)

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ades

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hightops said:

I shall be coming to this Ades.  May need picking up dropping off  from a train or bus station it anyone not coming from my direction.    This is something I've wanted to do for a few years.  Making a weekend of it is a great idea


 

I would pick you up Sue,from penrith ? if nobody comes your way by car,would you get back from there on a sunday eve as i will be working on Monday so wouldnt be able to take you back on monday ?

Anyway you may get a lift offer before then !

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

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One F - i was there in 2005 too - best weather in 10 years, and the flypast by the sea king was a bonus.

 
 

Just about managed to capture the Sea King on its fly past.

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simonlo says:

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You must have been standing pretty near to where I was!

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Check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9HDMjI2v48

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ades

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A head count so far of possible punters for remembrance sunday weekend at wasdale head camping 6/7 november :-

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ades

yorkshirepixie on the sunday for the service.

The national trust campsite at Brackenclose would be the preferred option,no pre booking possible  apart from pre arranged groups,if we get any definate numbers i will enquire about pre booking pitches.

i wouldnt expect any problems in november though,unless anyone knows different ?

The walk on Saturday is to be agreed,it could be Yewbarrow and red pike,Illgill head and Whin rigg,plenty of other choices though.

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t0m..

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t0m.. says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

+1 is hopefully jon22, normally seen with me in the hills, hes a bit quiet on here though


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simonlo says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

hi!

just a word about accomodation - the remembrance service has become increasingly popular in the past few years, so if there's a busy weekend in november, especially in wasdale, this is it! anyone not wanting to camp will be lucky to find b&b or yha with vacancies around in the valleys leading to great gable. most are booked up months, if not a year in advance. not sure about situation with camping - the spartan barn door site at wasdale head always has plenty of room.

can't think why...

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I'd love to join you if I may?

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t0m.. says:

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smallgreenwellies said:

I'd love to join you if I may?

you will be more than welcome smallgreenwellies

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

I could well be up for this, been wanting to make it up to the service for a number of years now and not made it yet.

WIll have to work out logistics nearer the time mind-
might have to be:  train to Penrith -> bus to Keswick -> bus to Seathwaite -> and walk over to Wasdale and camp and then vice versa on the sunday/monday  depending on things. Will see nearer the time though, might be able to convince the gf and/or some of the lads on my course to join us.

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ades

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ades says:

Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

Can we have an update folks on who's up for this meet,then i can make enquiries about block booking the National trust campsite at wasdale head,if this isnt possible it could be everyone for themselves..sleeping under bushes.in cars etc ;-)

It will be a daybreak start for Great Gable to get to the summit asap,its great to savour the build up to the service and to get a good spot too.

If we cant get on the campsite at wasdale as a group an option is to scrub wasdale and go up from honister pass or seathwaite,we can see what the story is at Wasdale before considering that.

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HikerPunk

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Re: Rocktarts in Wasdale on Remembrance Sunday ?

Count me in Ades, will talk to a few people over the next few days who might be up for it as well.

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