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James Harrison
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« Reply #150 on: May 23, 2010, 02:52:43 pm »

I did battle with my tent last weekend.  It.... didn't end well.  But I'm sure it'll be fine next week.  I hope. 
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« Reply #151 on: May 23, 2010, 04:54:13 pm »

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Sorry, Umm.. yes, it seem that most people are okay with it, so Sunday it is for the actual walk. I believe we are going to make a weekend of it though. Go up on the Saturday (or Friday if you like), and return on Sunday or Monday.


That's alright, just needed a definitive answer. Smiley

That means it will probably be just me coming, since The Lady is busy on Sunday. Would any of you fine chaps have a spare bed-place in your tents?

/E. T. Jonasson

P.S: It might be of use to compile a list of the people with tents, how many places they have in them, and how many are contending for them. D.S.
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Sir A Poiselamppe
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« Reply #152 on: May 23, 2010, 11:15:32 pm »

I just practiced putting up my tent.

 Shocked

There's.... about 15 different pieces.

Courage mon brave...
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« Reply #153 on: May 23, 2010, 11:18:53 pm »

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Sorry, Umm.. yes, it seem that most people are okay with it, so Sunday it is for the actual walk. I believe we are going to make a weekend of it though. Go up on the Saturday (or Friday if you like), and return on Sunday or Monday.


That's alright, just needed a definitive answer. Smiley

That means it will probably be just me coming, since The Lady is busy on Sunday. Would any of you fine chaps have a spare bed-place in your tents?
 
/E. T. Jonasson

P.S: It might be of use to compile a list of the people with tents, how many places they have in them, and how many are contending for them. D.S.


Having retented (is this a word) recently I have  a spare tent of the Ridge variety, which has, like SIr Nicks a great many parts.... I could bring it along, would this be useful?
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« Reply #154 on: May 24, 2010, 11:31:18 pm »

It would indeed. How many people could fit into your fiendishly complicated tent-contraption?
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« Reply #155 on: May 24, 2010, 11:39:52 pm »

It would indeed. How many people could fit into your fiendishly complicated tent-contraption?


Supposedly 3  Shocked, 2 with a modicum of comfort, but as I have another tent anyway you will have it to yourself.....

It looks similar to this....



and now, in case anyone is interested....here is the weather

at the summitt of Snowdon

http://www.fhc.co.uk/weather/current/summit.asp

and in LLanberis

http://www.fhc.co.uk/weather/current/llanberis.asp
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« Reply #156 on: May 25, 2010, 12:54:15 pm »

I'll confess to becoming a bit twitchy - The jacket I ordered from ebay hasn't arrived yet.
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« Reply #157 on: May 25, 2010, 07:49:35 pm »

It would indeed. How many people could fit into your fiendishly complicated tent-contraption?

Supposedly 3  Shocked, 2 with a modicum of comfort, but as I have another tent anyway you will have it to yourself.....

It looks similar to this....

(Image)


I thank you most graciously, Dear Sir, for letting me use your tent.

However, it would seem that Real Life, as it is commonly known, has thrown me a most unpleasant bone to chew on.   Angry I am currently quite ill, with fever, coughing and the whole shebang, as we gentlemen would put it. Hopefully I will recover in time for our intrepid quest, but for now, please assume my absence from this most noble of climbs.  Sad
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« Reply #158 on: May 25, 2010, 09:04:19 pm »

That's rather a shame, get well soon!

I shall be bringing a 2-man tent, as it's the only tent I own. If anyone needs the use of the other half, they're welcome to it.

I'll also be bringing a gas stove. My current plan is to arrive at about 6 or so on the saturday.
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« Reply #159 on: May 25, 2010, 10:49:33 pm »

I might come along but it's likely to only be for the Sunday.  Which route are you taking up Snowdon and what time and where are you meeting?  Bearing in mind it's a Bank Holiday weekend the car park on the pass is bound to be full by 8.30.  Have you got a time in mind for your picnic on the summit in case I run late? 
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« Reply #160 on: May 25, 2010, 11:27:03 pm »

I might come along but it's likely to only be for the Sunday.  Which route are you taking up Snowdon and what time and where are you meeting?  Bearing in mind it's a Bank Holiday weekend the car park on the pass is bound to be full by 8.30.  Have you got a time in mind for your picnic on the summit in case I run late?  


If you want to meet us here at some point early Sunday morning (Not too early though Tongue) that would be splendid. Smiley We will probably spend a while on the summit, an hour or so, but if you send me/us your mobile number, we can keep in touch, and we may be able to delay the departure time accordingly. As for the route, I believe there is one leading from the camp site, so that will probably be the one we go for. Undecided

I will be bringing a camping stove, a ton of gas, and supplies for myself (if that's the way we're doing it).

Gin.
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« Reply #161 on: May 26, 2010, 12:08:39 am »

It would indeed. How many people could fit into your fiendishly complicated tent-contraption?

Supposedly 3  Shocked, 2 with a modicum of comfort, but as I have another tent anyway you will have it to yourself.....

It looks similar to this....

(Image)


I thank you most graciously, Dear Sir, for letting me use your tent.

However, it would seem that Real Life, as it is commonly known, has thrown me a most unpleasant bone to chew on.   Angry I am currently quite ill, with fever, coughing and the whole shebang, as we gentlemen would put it. Hopefully I will recover in time for our intrepid quest, but for now, please assume my absence from this most noble of climbs.  Sad

Commiserations my dear sir, as I shall be leaving  on Friday I shall take the tent, just in case.. Hope there is a speedy recovery.......
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« Reply #162 on: May 26, 2010, 05:17:58 pm »

Hi Gin-soaked,
What sort of time is early?  We're just debating whether to drive up Sunday morning or stay over.  I've done rather a lot of camping and the prospect of a nice, warm bed is currently more appealing than the tent. 

Looking a Metcheck, the weather looks to be clearing up for the weekend so we might have some nice weather. 

Are you guys wearing appropriate or Steampunk footwear?   
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« Reply #163 on: May 26, 2010, 07:19:22 pm »

Hi Gin-soaked,
What sort of time is early?  We're just debating whether to drive up Sunday morning or stay over.  I've done rather a lot of camping and the prospect of a nice, warm bed is currently more appealing than the tent. 

Looking a Metcheck, the weather looks to be clearing up for the weekend so we might have some nice weather. 

Are you guys wearing appropriate or Steampunk footwear?   

I am unsure how early, I would say around 0800 hours at a wild guess. But personally, I think you should stay over on Saturday night, it would make things a lot easier for you.

As for footwear, I'm going to be wearing decent boots i.e. non-steampunk Cheesy I can't risk wearing impractical shoes, and I suggest you [all] do the same.

Gin.
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« Reply #164 on: May 26, 2010, 07:26:30 pm »

I have already informed the good Gin-Soaked character, and will inform the populace thus; sadly, due to fiscal reasons, I shall not be able to attend.

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« Reply #165 on: May 26, 2010, 10:50:09 pm »

Ummm... Is anyone driving through Worcestershire on their way to Wales by any chance? Huh If so, could I please have a lift? (I will of course pay towards fuel) Grin - I have lost my railcard, and I cannot afford to pay the extortionate prices. Sad

Be my saviour!

Gin.
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« Reply #166 on: May 27, 2010, 12:07:35 am »

I hate to inform you all of the following news, but I seems I will not be able to attend this event, for a few reasons. I really hate doing this, as I have been looking forward to said event for around 5 months now since I came up with the idea of a steampunk-edition of the Three Peaks Challenge. The reasons are not ones I usually let stand in my way when it comes to mountaineering, but regrettably, they have prevailed. They are as follows:

Firstly, there's money, I have lost my railcard, and as such the train prices are ludicrously expensive, there are also camping costs, food, and items of clothing I need to purchase for the trip.

Secondly, there's family, I haven't been up to see my father in almost 6 months, and because of reasons outlined in part three, this weekend is the only time I can go up until August.

Thirdly, there is revision. I am currently slap-bang in the middle of exam season, and all my waking hours are currently consumed by revision, making tea, and sneaky visits to facebook. I was hoping for this weekend to be a nice break from it all in the Welsh mountains, but unfortunately it is also my only window of opportunity to visit family.

Words cannot convey my apologies. But please, please, go and have a fantastic time!

I'm so bloody sorry.  Sad

Gin.
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« Reply #167 on: May 28, 2010, 05:45:55 pm »

It's never fun having to withdraw from an outing, ans especially not one you yourself has organised! May I suggest that another intrepid adventurer be designated the official co-ordinator, or that a definitive meeting time (both for Saturday & Sunday) is decided upon, so that the people who can attend know where/when they are going?

As for myself, I feel somewhat better, partly thanks to the well-wishes that have been sent from here, but I do not believe I will be fit for a mountain hike so soon after being ill (I will still be taking antibiotics on Sunday).

Instead I wish all who do go a pleasant day!

/E.T. Jonasson
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« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2010, 08:40:10 pm »

Gentlemen, I wish you both well with regard to your exams/health. Let's hope we can find a date in the future when we can have another go at doing this.   
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« Reply #169 on: May 29, 2010, 12:43:59 pm »

Hear, hear!!!
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« Reply #170 on: May 29, 2010, 05:16:30 pm »

Does anyone have phone numbers effono sir a poiselamppe or james harrisson?

Edit: Effono? What is this nonsense? Did my phone pick up a fragment of the welsh language?
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« Reply #171 on: May 29, 2010, 05:25:02 pm »

I have James number, i'll PM it to you.
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« Reply #172 on: May 29, 2010, 06:38:35 pm »

I wish I could be there right now...  Cry

Gin.
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« Reply #173 on: May 31, 2010, 05:01:46 am »

I am pleased to inform the board that the Brass Goggles Mountain Emasculation League made summit at 1215 yesterday, after an ascent of 4 hours and 10 minutes. In total, the trip took 7 hours and 58 minutes, including 30 minues summit time.
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« Reply #174 on: May 31, 2010, 08:19:52 am »

well done to you all, sirs!
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