/ NEW ARTICLE: Just Like My Nan's Biscuits by Dave Birkett

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UKC Articles 31 Jan 2010
[Dave Birkett and Scale Force, 3 kb]Dave Birkett isn't a big fan of skiing, and as bad luck would have it that's what he was doing in France as the big snow and freeze hit the UK.

On his return he thought it would be back to work as a stonemason in the Lakes. His luck changed however and as well as lots of winter climbing he was lucky enough to sample some light, buttery, thick shortbread from the Harrisons' at Brotherilkeld farm in Eskdale.

This is Dave's story of the best winter climbing spell he's ever had in the Lake District.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2437

In reply to UKC Articles:
What a cracking spell of climbing.
- glad to see he's a Withnail fan too - sound man!
Michael Ryan 31 Jan 2010
In reply to Catherine Speakman:

Bob Dylan reference, anyone?
MaxR 01 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

we're not from london you know
jimdanson 01 Feb 2010
In reply to lgyamjr: Stop saying that Withnail; of course he's the fu*king farmer.
JSA 02 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great article! But Andy and rest day in the same sentence......?
Malcolm Bass 02 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: A great article thanks Dave, full of the fun of it all. New routes, hard routes, easier routes, pubs, partners (both types) , kindness, weather, sheep rescues, friends, tea, penguins and homemade biscuits. Not quite all human life is there, but many of the best bits are.
Andy S 07 Feb 2010
In reply to UKC Articles: he's a machine!

Plus he's got a landrover ;-)

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