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It was a cold dark morning for a small group of 10 or so intrepid trampers. The 7am start was a wise decision given the arduous nature of the day, which required many rest stops to recover ourselves. With crampons and ice axes aplenty, we set out at 9am at a brisk pace to tackle our Peak. The wind howled, Spanish grass stabbed and Matagouri entangled. We had a wee break. Some more wind, a bit of slippy ice, a patch of vomit, and we thought it best to break again. A latecomer caught up with us and it was time for a cup of tea.
On the way back, the snow was so thick, we couldn't even slide down it. Oh well, we figured it was time for lunch and a nap in the sunshine anyway. After which, we dashed down the hill at an incredible pace to make it back in time for ....oh my, after checking our watches, it was only 1:30pm!?
Trampers: Scott Fowler, Kerrie Maynard, Stu Smith, Anthony White, Uncle Bernard, Allan Growcott, Arno Grueber, Greg Hill, Femke Reitsma (scribe), Caitlin Arden .... and Late Comer Jonathan who turned up at shell at 8, not understanding for the life of him why anyone would leave at 7 for Peak Hill!!!
-- Uploaded by Richard Lobb on 5 August 2009.