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Monday, April 26, 2010

The 2010 Daunder

It was a thoroughly splendid affair, with a fine route and finer company. As readers of Mike Knipe's report will have noted, speed is absolutely not of the essence in this enterprise. Pleasant walking, fine views and any opportunity for a quiet snooze or a drink and a bit of a natter are the main ingredients. Plus a test and review of the kit, a gentle stretch of the sinews and a check that liver and kidneys are up to the rigours of the two weeks in May that are the TGO Challenge.

I'm delighted to report that all came through with flying colours on a thoroughly convivial daunder.

Words cannot describe ... so here are some pictures (you can click on any picture for a bigger view if you wish). The map is courtesy of daunderer in chief, Alan Sloman.

 
The route for the 2010 Daunder


Assembling at Gt Langdale campsite,   Lunch in Langdale Combe,   Heading to Stakes Pass

 Campsite at Stonethwaite

Getting dressed after a night at the inn proves a challenge


Dock Tarn,      Alan approaches Dock Tarn,      John Jocys on Low Saddle


The team on High Raise,   Gerry takes our photo,   Alan takes in the view from Sergeant Man

Last night - party at Shirl's place

Sunday was not quite as sunny as promised by the met men - Stickle Tarn

So we staggered down the dreadful path to the New Hotel, ambled back to the Old Dungeon Ghyll for lunch, and then we all went home. 

Tired, yes. 

Happy, for sure.

Thanks to all the daunderers for a great weekend!!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Nice pictures, Phil...

Could you put that one of my thinning pate into Photoshop and paint in some hair to cover the scalp?

Ta for doing the driving - all I seem to have done after coming back is sleep!

April 27, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

Your magnificent mane is restored, sir!

Must go, Miss W wants to go for a walk ...!

April 27, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Alan Sloman said...

Wonderful! That beats it for price against hair transplants. Could you fix it for real next?

Word = "flogu" - apt for Miss Whiplash

April 27, 2010 at 5:32 PM  

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