The Angry Corrie 11: Feb-Mar 1993
Bothy nichts: Running into the buffers
You know the form for booking SMC huts? You book the whole hut but need to leave four spaces for SMC members who may drop in. Some of my friends were there and one in particular thinks that old clothes are for the hill and not the bin, and that climbers should be judged on ability and not on dress appearance.
This was a weekend during the Gulf War and some SMC were there also. An SMC crusty in a loud voice to his assembled friends said: 'I do hope this damn war continues for a bit. That will push the price of petrol to £5 a gallon and keep some of the riff-raff off the hills.'
And I thought they were on our side...