Summertime in the Lake District
Mid-Tipp Hillwalkers recent summer climbing expedition to the glories of the English Lake District, was a great success in good weather. On the first day a large group completed Scafell Pike the highest mountain in Britain. This marked the completion of the four peaks challenge (climbing the highest mountains of each country on these islands) for Dan Condren, Templemore; Marianne Cleary, Thurles; Ollie Walsh, Moyne; Bridget Browne, Moycarkey and Tom Cummins, Graigue.
This group then went on to ascend the famous Broad Stand rockclimbing route on Scafell under the leadership of Dan Condren. On the following day, Josephine Tobin led a circuit of Helevellyn while including traverses of the captivating Striding Edge and Swirral ridges. Meanwhile, John G O’Dwyer, Joan Quinn, Bridget Browne, Winnie Flynn, and Dan Condren broke away from the main bunch to ascend the world famous Napes Needle on Great Gable which is graded very severe and when first ascended by William Haskett Smith was regarded as having given birth to the modern sport of rockclimbing.
Now with everybody safely back in the Emerald Isle, we return to the local hills with the usual high-level mountain walk leaving from Cashel firestation, at 11am on Sunday next, June 24.