Lakes & Dales Three Peaks
28th - 30th December 2006
Another year has passed and the Goole Mountaineering Club set out from Goole early on the 28th Dec to take on the challenge of three different peaks from last year. Two of which were in the Lakes and one being in the Dales.
Skiddaw (In the Lakes) was the first to be tackled, with 16 members braving the snowy conditions and thick fog near the summit. There was only enough time at the top to stop for a chocolate finger, which Sally Rudge kindly handed out. On later inspection of her bag we found it to be full of chocolate and cakes left over from the Rudge’s family Christmas dinner.
After an early night to bed in Keswick and a good breakfast, the club members set off for Coniston for the climb up ‘Old Man of Coniston’. The rain didn’t let up all day and with fog and wind at its worst, didn’t stop the club from reaching the summit and returning back to Coniston for worthy drink and to dry out before the short drive to Windermere.
After another quiet early night in Windermere, the club set off for the Dales. Arriving in Ingeleton the club set off once again in the rain to climb ‘Ingelebourgh’ from the West side. With side winds at the top and relentless rain the top was reached within 2 hours. A quick drink of oxo was quickly followed by a quick decent by all and a rest in the local village pub.
All returned on the 30th to the Goole Cricket Club, where the Goole Mountaineering Club had a disco night, which the proceeds are to go to a local Charity.
GMC would like to thank the Goole Cricket Club for hosting the event free of charge, which helps boost the charitable donation and their ongoing support and for club.