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Gallery 2011 - June

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
Club meet at the Tranearth Hut in Torver.

The club held a meet at the Lancashire Climbing and Caving Club Tranearth Hut at Torver. The climbers had some good sport on Dow, whilst the walkers made a pleasant round of Dow, The Old Man, and Wetherlam.

Right and below left shows Cheryl and Jason telling everyone that completion of Eliminate A was not sufficient, whilst below right shows Bill enjoying C Ordinary.

Whilst staying at High House, Peter Barnes took this lovely photo of a Tawny Owl chick.

The Mid-week Walk in June was earlier in the month than usual due to the camping meet in the Pyrenees. Led by Frank Haygarth, the group of 10 set off from the square in Orton through some delightful lanes and fields for a coffee stop at Scar Side Farm. The farm cafe must be popular with people walking the Coast-To-Coast from the number who called in to dodge one of the frequent showers that day.
The trail led up and over Great Asby Scar, and down to Coppermine Lane where a stop was made to explore an old adit - right. The photo below left shows Fred Underhill, the President of Kendal Caving Club, emerging from the adit after an exploration by those members who had remembered to bring their head torches.
The return to Orton was made via the ancient settlement near Maisongill, the hamlet of Sunbiggin, and some lovely hay meadows full of orchids, yellow rattle, ragged robin - below right. The walk was completed by tea and cake at the delightful Old School Cafe in Orton.

Thanks to Frank for an interesting walk.

Walking in the the Moelwyns - Moel Penamnen with Llynnau Barlwyd on its left.
Club Meet in the French Pyreneese.
Alan bouldering above the La Gloriette Dam. Col de Maledete
South of the Toutmalet Pass The amazing Cirque de Gavarnie
Alan on the via Ferrata de Pont Napoleon Heading into the Cirque d'Estaube
Colin and Alan on the via Ferrata de Coumely Mick, Alan, and Richard on the via Ferrata de Coumely
Crossing the bridge at the end of the via Ferrata de Coumely Early morning: Mick on his way Le Taillon
Climbing to the Breche de Rowland
Clare at the Breche de Rowland

Hugh and Angie couldn't make the club trip to the Pyrenees above, but managed a week of walking and flower hunting in the Dolomites based in Corvara in the Alta Badia. It was the prime time for flowers and Angie was very much in her element in the lovely flower meadows.
Below left: The Sella massif offers a variety of walks and via ferrata, and this photo shows the Refugio Kostner at 2,500m on the Sella massif, with the Marmolada glacier behind..
Below right: Many people will have seen the blue gentian, but how about these with their white markings?
Bottom left: This photos was taken whilst ascending Sas Ciampac and shows the top of the Gardena Pass with part of the Sella on the left
Bottom right: The final day was spent walking on the Pralongia plateau to the east of Corvara. The view is from the plateau looking east with Sas Ciampac on the left and Sassongher on the right.

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