By: Paul Goodwin | February 11, 2014

Looking out across to Ullswater
Looking out across to Ullswater

With very high winds forecast for Sunday, it was surprising to see such a good turnout of members in the car park. We all trudged up through the rain, which turned to sleet by the time we got to the top of the zig zags and met the full force of the forecast winds.


Those of use carrying snowboards were struggling to avoid getting scooped up by the wind and, when Mike's hat blew off, we watched him walk back down in pursuit before making our way up to the top of the chimney. We waited for there for a few minutes before leaving him for dead, making our way on and up to the hut, catching sight of Mike down in the valley, where Berhhard and pal had scooped him and his hat up.


A quick brew at the hut later and around 18 of us got stuck into digging...