The weather this weekend is cold! But unlike the past several weekends that have seen brilliant winter climbing conditions in Scotland there’s a strong wind and almost blizzard conditions prevailing outside right now! All this despite the fact that it should already be early spring-time rock climbing season. This weekend last year it was nearly 20°C in the sun at valley level and we went rock climbing on Gimmer Crag. Lets hope the long, cold, and late winter in 2013 means we’ll get a long, dry, and hot summer!
Oh well, putting the weather aside, I guess it’s lucky in a way that the poor conditions are this weekend as we had a birthday party to attend in Derby, my Mum’s. We like parties – they mean cake! :yum:
All the family couldn’t make it due to the heavy snow. My brother was stuck in West Yorkshire and my older sister in the Isle of Man, so it was a smaller gathering than normal.
Despite the cold weather, we decided we needed a walk in the park, and because there was snow, that meant taking the sledge.
After working off a few more calories, we went home for more cake :yum: , more tea :yum: , and eventually home made curry :yum: .