Re: Joss Naylor attempt Sat 7
My first attempt last year was with a bad forecast, & we had to abandon, since the weather really was bad. But it was the high winds against us that stopped us, not the clag or rain. And how often do you get a bad forecast & it turns out better than that? I don't like pulling out of things if the forecast's bad, unless it it an obvious no-brainer (ice, gales as you try to start etc). The downside of that is that sometimes you fail due to the weather, but so what? It's not you that's failed, & you'll probably succeed next time. There'll be plenty of us out on the fells this weekend anyway (SLMM) so you won't be on your own!
As far as the lightning's concerned, just make sure one of your pacers is taller than you are. It's like the old joke about the bear. You don't have to outrun the bear, just the mate you're with!
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