10th April 2016. Carlisle Mountaineering Club newcomers meet on Shepherd’s Crag, Borrowdale.
A very cold start down the valley with a hard frost and a good covering of snow quite low on the fells. In bright sunshine the views were spectacular. Everyone we met said what a a great day it was. Uplifting!
15 turned up for the meet. Well done to those setting a fine example. Many were existing members but made a good show to newcomers and made them welcome to the club. Lot’s of routes done despite the cold rock and lower pitches being damp. However the rock warmed up and dried out quickly to give a taste of this great crag at its best. Easily accessible and lots of grades to choose from the sheltered nature in the easterly breeze made it feel like summer.
Looking forward to many more days like this in the coming months. For more CMC meet information click on this link: http://www.carlislemc.co.uk/downloads/meets-list.html