2022 Annual Dinner

Last weekend [18-20 November] the 2022 Annual Dinner was held at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-Sands once again. As last year the hotel staff worked very hard and looked after us extremely well.  After dinner on Friday evening Jeremy Windsor gave a highly entertaining and educational talk around the subject of “It’s nothing serious…a tale of injuries and illnesses in the mountains”. For the second year running, Saturday was a lovely day and 22 members and guests joined me for a walk over Black Combe via White Combe, followed by a well-earned pub stop in Broughton on the way back!  Other members biked, walked, climbed, visited the Kendal Mountain Festival or enjoyed Grange itself. Guest speaker Finlay Wild kicked off the Annual Dinner celebrations in the evening with a talk entitled “Light, fast and loving it” giving the 107 members and guests present an insight into what is required to be one of the best mountain endurance athletes in the world. After dinner it was time to retire to the bar and catch up with friends. Sunday started clear and bright and 25 [generally more senior!] members and guests joined a leisurely stroll from the hotel to the top of Hampsfell via a circuitous [and muddy!] walk, whilst others [generally more youthful!] went climbing. It was another great weekend and thanks to all who attended and thanks too, to those who provided the photos below. Next year’s Dinner is already booked…same hotel chain, but different venue [Harrogate]. Get it in your diary [10-12 Nov 2023] as we have been promised another excellent weekend! 


Black Combe summit. Photo Andrew Beckett



Descending from Black Combe. Photo: Andrew Beckett

Annual dinner…introducing the guest speaker. Photo: Joe Fisher

Some of the Manchester University contingent. Photo: Molly Worth collection

‘More senior’ members stepping out on Sunday morning. Photo: Andy Tomlinson

…whilst the more youthful members enjoy climbing at Trowbarrow. Photo Molly Worth collection

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