Fly on the Wall

Posted on Monday, October 1st, 2012

Summit is held in a hostel in the Snowdonia range of mountains that is so well placed that many of the mountain routes can start off straight from the door. Called “Hafod”, the hostel is run by the Welsh Scout Council and has been our home for a glorious weekend over many years. As a base it has introduced many of our older scouts, explorers and before that, ventures to the thrill of standing on some of Britain’s highest mountains and given some the skill and experience to become Mountain leaders themselves.

This year Summit is from 9th to 11th November – the forms are out. Places are restricted by the number of bunks in the hut so you’d better get booking.

For those interested Harold Webb, for many years our Mountain Activity Advisor, is compiling a book on the History of Mountaineering in the District including the start of the Summit weekend. It started in the old West District when a small group of Senior Scouts set of to do the newly created Pennine Way. The book will soon be available so if you are interested or just wish to renew a few of your old memories look out – Fly will keep you posted.