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Archive for December, 2007

Crossing The Crevasse

Posted by NickB on December 24, 2007

Due to Global Warming a recent club ice climbing trip required inventiveness to cross a crevasse !  Roy was quoted as saying “The last time I was here (during the last ice age) we had a nice little snow bridge to cross !! 

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Dickie’s Christmas

Posted by NickB on December 24, 2007

Stafford contemplates what Mary has got him for Christmas, and he was wondering why she had recently upgraded his life insurance! Apparently she also got him a Panama hat!

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New Years Eve Run 2007

Posted by NickB on December 19, 2007

Gents,Just a quick reminder, the New Years Run and Lunch will be at the Plume and Feathers at Princetown. As usual it is a 1030 meet and the run will start at 1100. Hopefully all runners will be in at 12:00 and then we will move on to the pub for a spot of lunch and drinks.Hope this meets with all your approval. Wives and families welcome.Please could you past this on to anyone I have missed out on the distribution.CheersJames

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Lizard 2007

Posted by NickB on December 14, 2007

Roy published the 2007 issue of the DV annual magazine ‘The Lizard’ last night, I’ve only had a chance to scan through so far but it appears to be another excellent contribution to DV folklore!!  Many thanks to Roy (and other contributors) for all the excellent work, the effort required to produce this is massive, well done.

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Christmas Meal 2007

Posted by NickB on December 14, 2007

Many thanks to Bear for organising last nights Christmas meal at the Britannia, Venturers turned out in force dragging along, wives, girlfriends, daughters and in one case even a mother!  The Brit served up an excellent ‘value for money’ meal to be accompanied by the wine Bear had managed to secure at very reasonable cost.

New chairman, James Dell showed that he has more nous than many give him credit for as when the jeers started for him to make an impromptu speech he promptly produced a type written prepared one from deep in his pockets (yes his arms were long enough).  Good try Dickie, but no banana!!

Photos to follow …. ….. ….. when they are sent to me!

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