/ N.Wales Summer Meet.
I'm talking July- I'm in the alps during the last two weeks of June; I don't mind organizing things if there's enough call for it. Pretty relaxed: Campsite/Bunk house, pub and plenty of climbing over the course of a weekend.
Let's see how this thread goes before going any further; we can see the demand for it and then go from there.
Can you guarantee sunshine?
Again, the bike will be coming along...
Looking for people to pitch in with thoughts and suggestions as well.
Venue depends on peoples wants and needs; I'd be happy camping and head to:
http://www.heartofsnowdonia.co.uk/dgcampsite.htm - cheap and cheerful with a nice pub near by and B&B for those that want it. However, if folk want bunkhouse options we may need to rethink that.
There'll be plenty of cars for sharing to crags and climbs; with people climbing at all levels.
> Can you guarantee sunshine?
The sun always shines in Tremadog.... as long as it isn't raining! :-)
Once we have some names, I'll set up a little poll of location/date and folk can vote accordingly.
> Can you guarantee sunshine?
Doesn't the sun always shine at Tremadog?
J and I would be interested, depending on dates and my shifts. Would turn up in the van so no need for accommodation, just somewhere to park up.
think you might as well count me in
If im around count me in.. I usualy pack the van and travel round Great Britain in the summer
I'm visiting the UK and will be in N wales from the 1st Aug.
> Anyone else?
I would be up for it.
Not the weekend of Saturday 20th July though. International Snowdon Race is on, and i'm running it :-)
600 runners from all over the UK and Europe.
Not sure if it would make a difference but the schools break up on Friday 19th July.
i would be interested if the dates work.
Weekend of the 20th is out due to the Snowdon Marathon.
If you're happy with camping then there's no need to commit; if you'd rather stay in a bunkhouse/B&B you'll have to let me know asap.
camping would be best for me
If enough folk are happy with camping, this is MUCH easier than bunkhouses- people aren't commited, don't have to pay me for the bunkhouse and risk losing anything etc but we'll see what people want.
Also camping will be nice if there weather is good, BBQ and beers etc.
This is why I'm hoping camping suits people; it's just easier and if people have a chance of situation it isn't an issue etc.
Other than that people can come and go whenever and stay elsewhere if they choose; pretty laid back.
Anyone else up for it?
An email will be going out to all that are intrested.
So...the same weekend as the Summer Climbing Meet!
Okay, I'll re-think dates then.
Sorry! Am interested in this meet too, by the way, but was just waiting to see what dates you were looking at - thought you were looking at July originally?
Ah, now that makes sense. Sadly, counts me out as I shall be in Andalucia then (hence wanting to know what dates in July) but don't let that worry you :-)
I'm on shift that weekend, sorry.
Firstly, thank you for all the interest in the North Wales Summer meet; the plan is as follows:
The weekend will be the weekend of the 14th of July; everyone is welcome to come whenever they like- I'll no doubt be staying on the Friday/Saturday nights. The only accommodation that I have sorted is camping due to people not being able to commit to bunkhouse bookings/prices:
The above place is where the meet will be; I think it satisfies everything; good location for all climbing areas/close to a local pub and a really quiet friendly site that's cheap (£5) with good facilities. I have spoken to the owner, and it's fine to just turn up even with quite a large group- he stressed the importance of it being a friendly site and wanted to ensure that we'd not be stupidly loud and acting like drunken idiots, so we of course need to be respectful...even after beers.
There'll be plenty of cars for car-sharing to crags etc Other than that, things are pretty open ended. There is a B&B available at the site- £32 per night with breakfast if people are interested; please arrange this with him in advance.
I look forward to meeting you all; sorry for it all being decided, I just think it's easier than having a big debate. If I give you a date and place then it's easier for folks to plan!
If you have any questions please email me!
So, next issue for me is a lift. If anyone is going on the Friday night after work with a spare seat in their car i'd appreciate a lift. I'll chip in with a share of the petrol and a bit of banter.
I'll be traveling from Gloucester but will be happy to meet people en-route in somewhere like chester / shrewsbury / birmingham / etc.
I'm interested, but that's a date that's likely to clash with other events - I'll keep it in the diary and see what transpires... :-)
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