I think we're missing out on a trick with the UKC/Rockfax stand...
Rather than hosting an organised Q&A or panel discussion I think we should be having some sort of angry mob/bar-room brawl-esq discussion on all the things that really matter. Here's my prospective itinerary:
Thoughts on the back of a (hysterical) postcard.
An interesting idea but if it actually resolved some of these issues it may have the effect of dramatically reducing the traffic on UKC much of which is dedicated to just these questions.
PS Peak or Peaks?
> PS Peak or Peaks?
I'd forgotten that one, gets me every time...
Thankfully the chances of resolution or compromise are limited, so I think we're safe for now.
Annnnd, if you like to dance, myself and a couple of friends are hosting a disco night at Ruskins, down on Kendal Main Street on Friday. Free in, with music from 10 to 3.
Lost in Music, anyone?
As the news link is about freebies maybe ask:
Are some wealthy climbers beyond parsimonious?
It might of course hit your book sales
Natalie's idea looks more fun. How about you miming 5 climbs/ problems from your guidebooks in some predetermined slots (with a tie breaker question). 4 marks for each correct answer and a point for a feasible near miss.
There do seem to be more families and younger people around in the last couple of years, so something is working in the format.
> Natalie's idea looks more fun. How about you miming 5 climbs/ problems from your guidebooks in some predetermined slots (with a tie breaker question). 4 marks for each correct answer and a point for a feasible near miss.
Ha, that could work - although whether we do it for Kendal or for our own Christmas Quiz is another thing altogether.
Install a boxing ring, the warm up bouts could be small grievances between posters, through annual rows, winter ascents of summer routes anyone? Leading up to this year's celebrity prize fight, Alan vs Aris against a Telendos sunset background.