This category begins in early January 1967 and runs though until February 1969, when the written reports come to an end half way through an exercise book.
Marple Rambing Club was founded in 1967 and Frank was one of the founder members.
As we passed over the summit of the Snake we were in cloud - this did not auger well for the day. The bus overshot a little, and we had a short road walk back to the access point.
We have only ascended this very attractive clough once before. This autumn day it looked fine; mist and cloud were dispersing and the sun was making an effort to shine. It was warm in the clough. The lads and lasses enjoyed themselves when we reached the rocky part of the stream and were able to clamber over the rocks.
Our first expedition since mid-term, owing to a period of ill health for the leader, was a fairly simple route: Hayfield - Nab Brow - William Clough - Mill Hill - Harry Hut - Chunal Moor - near Chunal lay-by - across FP (footpath) to Plainsteads - Cown Nick - Robin Hoods Picking Rods - Gun Road - Cloughend - Smithy Lane - Hollywood End - Greenhill - Longhurst Lane - Marple.
On arrival at Hayfield we were joined by our Headmaster, Mr J K Davies, and his daughter Caroline.
WW1971-001 an image from 1971
The route planned was from Hayfield onto Kinder via Tunsteads, on to Kinder Low, and so on a circular route back to Hayfield.
As we moved along the FP (footpath) parallel to Kinder Road, much snow was seen on Kinder altho' the summit was in cloud, snow-laden cloud; an icily biting cold wind ripped down from the higher levels, and we were daunted.