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    Millstone Midgefest

    Posted by andy b on June 21, 2017, 2:01 pm

    Is it time to break with tradition and decide on the venue for Tuesday meets the week before? This might allow us to make more accurate guesstimates of the likely conditions the following week. Downside- we won't be able to blame Adrian overtime we don't like the crag conditions.

      Re: Millstone Midgefest

      Posted by Stu on June 21, 2017, 2:06 pm, in reply to "Millstone Midgefest"

      I'm amenable to that suggestion. The Tuesday Nighter's used to have an oratory for those putting forward a suggestion and then it was passed to the floor for a majority vote. The question is what voting system would you use?

        Re: Millstone Midgefest

        Posted by andy b on June 21, 2017, 11:48 pm, in reply to "Re: Millstone Midgefest"

        First past the belay post, of course

          Re: Millstone Midgefest

          Posted by Steve W on June 22, 2017, 9:13 am, in reply to "Re: Millstone Midgefest"

          I suspect the midges might have been at every crag in the Peak on Tuesday evening, something to do with the annual 'eat a climber' festival (this has become more of a year round event in Scotland I believe ).
          When I first arrived on Tuesday I didn't realise why everyone around Embankment area seemed to be stood a long way back from the crag... now I understand that fast and light commando tactics must have been the order of the day, to get in, climb a route and escape again fast whilst sustaining minimum casualties. Unfortunately we came under sustained and fierce attack by far superior numbers whilst gearing up under Keyhole and were forced to retire wounded to the pub (for strictly medicinal purposes).
          Given that conditions are generally not accurately predictable until the very last minute, I think I prefer the current calendar approach. The message board seems to be used already to change venue by consensus at times.

            Re: Millstone Midgefest

            Posted by Derek on June 23, 2017, 12:10 am, in reply to "Re: Millstone Midgefest"

            It might be worth having views on which anti-midge preparation worked best. I used Boots ...only had a few bites ..worse one on lip :-(

              Re: Millstone Midgefest

              Posted by Geoff on June 23, 2017, 9:07 am, in reply to "Re: Millstone Midgefest"

              thigh length ?

                Re: Millstone Midgefest

                Posted by andy b on June 23, 2017, 10:41 am, in reply to "Re: Millstone Midgefest"

                Very good Geoff

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