Remembrance Sunday 12/11/2017 – Great Gable

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    Penny Zannikos
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    Dear All

    we are discussing attending the memorial service again this year. For those newer members that have never been to Great Gable, there couldn’t be a better day to make it your first visit! Its a great day and special way to remember our fallen!

    Last year a group from the club went meeting Tenk, Kelly and Pike on route. It is a day that has stayed in my mind; mainly due to the reason we were all there and because I was very new to the club – it was my second hill day with YMC and one I knew I would repeat many times.

    Hoping for a big group this year so please let us know if you are interested so we can see the numbers and then arrange transport accordingly. Last year we only just made the summit in time for the memorial – due to the difficulty getting parked as we left York a little late. Therefore, it will be an early start to ensure we make the summit with time to spare (and hopefully this year I will get to see the plaque!)

    Hope to see you all there!

    Penny

    #10133
    Andrew
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    It would definitely be nice this year to arrive somewhat earlier than last year’s 10.55 am so I’d hope to work out times a bit better. The corollary being to bring a shelter and duvet jackets to wait in.
    Some info from my posts in previous years below
    ANDREW
    A plaque on the summit commemorates members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club who died in World War I; a 2 minutes silence is held here on Remembrance Sunday. The club bought 3,000 acres of land including Great Gable and donated it to the National Trust in memory of these members, and the plaque was dedicated on Whit Sunday 1924 by Geoffrey Winthrop Young in front of 500 people.

    #10139
    Penny Zannikos
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    Thank you for that Andrew, good idea! A flask of something hot too I think!

    Penny

    #10171
    Andrew
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    The current forecast is quite good:
    A few wintry showers in west, otherwise dry and bright with strong northwest winds. Freezing level at around 600m.
    So to improve a bit on previous arrival times at Gable Summit, I’ve checked the distance from Honister Pass as 3.8km, and the height gain as 670 metres.
    That might be 65 minutes for the distance (conservatively) and 67 for the contour lines, so a departure from Honister by 8.30 is indicated.

    As mentioned under Moonlight Traverse, many of us may be in the Lakes overnight anyway. Anyone coming up Sunday morning will need an early start to RV at Honister
    ANDREW

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