Nine members started promptly from Mangerton Car Park. The river crossing was managed without too much dampness (though someone was glad of the spare socks in her pack!) and it was a steady climb to Stoompa.  The weather was “a bit wintry alright” but, once past Stoompa, the route was westward and the bad weather was to our backs.  There was even sunshine for our lunch!  The remainder of the day was a real winter joy, with perfect snow and magnificent views.

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