/ Midges in the peaks in the next couple weeks
It'll be fine - the torrential rain will keep them off. ;o)
Last Sunday on Stanage it was very still. However, midges didn't appear until about 3pm (then got bitten a lot). I think it was the gale force winds on Saturday blowing them miles away and it took them that long to fly back.
Forecast for this weekend is not good....
Just get up here and get some routes done midge or no.
Not exactly Hillary and Tenzing is it? ;-)
> Just get up here and get some routes done midge or no.
Have you seriously not yet experienced Peak midges at their worst? (They seem to have become a lot worse over the last decade.) Only lunatics still keep climbing. Once the midges get that bad you just have to keep moving, at c. 4 mph ... to the nearest pub.
I remember a day at the roaches a couple of years ago that we we're inhaling them on the lower tier. I now own a midge head net.
> Not exactly Hillary and Tenzing is it? ;-)
Phew ... can you imagine what would have happened if there had been midges like those in the Peak, or worse, Skye, on the Hillary Step? Or not happened.
> I remember a day at the roaches a couple of years ago that we we're inhaling them on the lower tier. I now own a midge head net.
I suppose if you're really keen you climb in that gear? What a wonderful image.
Yes mate. Just cover all of your skin and lock down the openings for them to get in and you're sorted.
What! Do they get up to the S Col?
Burbage has always been okay in my experience, but perhaps i've always been lucky.
I can remember being amused at my brother frowning at being midged while I felt unbothered by them while at Burbage North once, I always seem to itch later when other people are swatting at them, I think mentally putting them to the background is handy maybe, I kind of know i'm being bitten but think about something else I think.
Burbage is nice, it's got to be worth the trip/risk, i've never been really badly midged there. (:-))
Maybe try starting a thread asking for good peak crags during the midge season?
Burbage was not OK on Tuesday, clouds of the buggers. However, we moved on to the Cowper Stone and it was midge free.
Maybe they should devolve themselves and change their domain to http//2010.midgeforecast.co.scotland/
When the midges are out and you must climb grit you dont have to go to Stanage. Lots of stuff in the south off the Froggatt guide that are hardly ever midge affected.
You can't put Deet in your eyes, so they attack you there - at least, that's how it feels.
When it's midgey, go climb lime.
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