Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
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Friday, 19 July 2013

Round Up Of The Week

The recent hot spell has, for me at least, been a most welcome period of time. In eight years in Cumbria its the best spell of summer weather I've known. Life has continued to be busy - which is a good thing - with instructed group activity.

However, this weeks time outdoors in the Lake District got off to an un-planned very impromptu visit to Bowscale Tarn at dawn, last Saturday morning. Leaving the house at just after 4 a.m. the first strands of light were just producing a cool, muted glow on the ascent of the track at around quarter to five.

Looking Towards The High Pennines

At The Tarn

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday were all working days, featuring several sessions at Headend Quarry which at times was extremely busy and very hot. The sessions here were not un-interesting with Thursday seeing, in quick succession, the rescue of an inverted abseiler closely followed by a crag-fast climber who simply could not be talked down!

Wednesday was an excellent day working in glorious sunshine, undoubtedly the best day's weather I have ever experienced in the North Pennines &  a welcome return to Ash Gill Beck for two sessions in the gorge with some of the nicest kids I've worked with this year - from Cardinal Hume Roman Catholic School in Gateshead.
The week was rounded off with another morning at Headend, followed by an afternoon in Stoneycroft Gill - last visit this summer (?) - again a very pleasant group from Paisley.

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