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Event Reports from Adventure Out Group

 

Helvellyn Meet 6th - 7th October 2018

13 Oct 2018 | Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups

Helvellyn is one of the four mountains in England above 3000ft, and is the third highest mountain in England after Scafell Pike and Scafell. (The fourth is Skiddaw, rising above Keswick in case you wanted to know).

The Adventure Out/Transpennine autumn meet was at a hostel occupying one of the buildings belonging to the former Greenside lead mine above the village of Glenridding on the shores of Ullswater. The lead mines operated between 1825 and 1961 and produced c160,000 tonnes of lead and 1,600,000 ounces (45 tonnes) of silver from around 2 million tons of ore....
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Beinn Ime 23rd September 2018

30 Sep 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Ime is the highest of the Arrochar Alps – a group of rocky mountains just north of Glasgow. The group is dominated by the spectacular peak of Ben Arthur, more commonly known as The Cobbler, because of its overhanging top gives the appearance of a cobbler at work at his last.

Nine of us gathered on the shores of Loch Long on a bright Sunday morning to climb Beinn Ime, which, despite its not inconsiderable height, is a shy mountain that only comes into view after passing through a gap between The Cobbler and Beinn Narnain....
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Black Sail - 31st August - 2nd Sept 2018

8 Sep 2018 | Transpennine, Adventure Out Groups

We last visited Black Sail Youth Hostel in November 2013 (yes it was THAT long ago..) so it was deemed this year that it was high time to make another visit. This time GOC had made an exclusive booking so other inmates of the hostel were spared.

The hostel is the most remote in the YHA chain and is only accessible on foot or by bicycle. It sits at the head of Ennerdale, a valley which has no road and no habitations beyond the lake its western end. The shortest walk in is over Scarth Gap Pass from Buttermere – a walk of about hour and a half, and this was the route in that most chose on Friday afternoon....
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Meall nan Tarmachan, 25th August 2018

8 Sep 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Meall nan Tarmachan (hill of the ptarmigan) is one of the chain of high mountains to the north of Loch Tay, and these are the highest mountains the southern highlands.

Meall nan Tarmachan, named after the ground nesting birds that live in in these northern climes is a ridge of 4 tops with Meall Garbh (rough hill) being the finest and most interesting.

We started our walk at the Ben Lawers car park, which at over 400 meters in altitude gives a good head start up to the main top of Meal nan Tarmachan, which ...
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