Keswick Mountain Festival thanks to all.

Yesterday I did a Q & A ( Question & Answer session) with Cameron McNeish at the Keswick Mountain Festival. I travelled down to another world from Scotland. It was so busy and there first big event since Covid. I was hosted by my long time pal Terry Moore and Gillian his wife. We had a great catch up and a magical night in their house near Carslile.

Terry’s !

Next day we were away early as Terry said it would be busy and it was. I was not speaking till 1700 so we had a great time looking round the stands and listening to various speakers in the outdoor tents. The theatre by the lake is a wonderful location and there were so many races/ runs on all day for all ages and abilities it was uplifting to see.

One of the events

I was told that a friends daughter Shona Cammack was exhibiting her pictures for the first time we paid her a visit at the Festival.

Shona and her art ! Lots of memories there

Shona Cammack·@adventuresketchbook·Scottish artist. Painter of mountains and other wild place

Her recent interests have been with Scottish mountain bothies and that is what she will be offering this time !Adventure Sketchbook was duly visited and we had a long chat with Shona her partner and her brother. Terry being a fine artist was impressed. A talented lassie and I loved her art.

We had a great wander Terry looking after me it was a long day till we met Cameron for a chat on my talk. I must admit I was apprehensive I had not done a chat fir about 3 years but Cameron put me at ease and I think it went well. As I said it’s a bit strange if you have not been speaking for such a long time. Yet they were a good audience and Cameron so professional as always. The organisation was faultless and as a first live event for 18 months it was an honour to speak here. Thank you all.

Cameron . thank you !

We had a visitor Al Hinkes popped in before we went on stage. He was on great form and we had a lively discussion as you do !

As we finished we met Richard Else who was also speaking after me with Meg and it was grand seeing some friendly faces.

After this we headed home my throat was sore and I had my Persistent cough again. The we stopped and Italian meal in the town where Terry’s paintings were in pride of place.

It was then back to watch the tennis I only managed to watch one set what a match though. I was really tired it had been a long day. Terry looked after me and as we left the we had seen the Lakes and the sun was out. People were enjoying being out, live music was playing what a day.

The weather was stunning as we left !

Thank you all for making my day. For Terry Gillian and Cameron for all the help. Big thanks to Terry’s Cockerel for the early calls from 0400.

Terry another big thank you.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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