I found this site and thought it might be of interest to some of us.
Thanks Mart got some more reading to do:D
Good link marts
Interesting discussion with a sensible attitude :cool:
That's a great way to spend a couple of hours reading! I particularily liked:
"Here are some rules that we quickly formulated in the early days.
Rule 1 - NEVER look at a map when other people are within view.
They will immediately mark you as clueless, totally lost and obviously in need of their expert help.
One might think these clowns were a rarity but they're everywhere, the kind of people that make us want to carry our ice axes all year round and put them to good use for once. In case any of them have wandered into this site, let me spell out what should be obvious:
Read my lips:
Insulting the intelligence is NOT a recommended protocol for first contact.
In case you can't grasp the idea, there are various reasons for looking at a map other than being clueless or lost and I won't list them here. If you don't know what they are then you are the one that needs help.
In the very unlikely event that people need or want any interference from you they'll ask for it, right?. Right.
Rule 2 - NEVER stand still for more than 3 seconds while other people are within view.
(except at a summit), otherwise you will be similarly marked as in Rule 1, even without the appearance of a map.
Our most recent close encounter of the dumb kind was on Foel Fras. I climbed the ladder stile a short way from the trig point and scanned the bouldery summit area - it was deserted. Great!. Unfortunately I hadn't noticed this individual sitting in the lea of the wall 20 yards away. We descended the stile and stood surveying the rocks for a good snack spot, then I spotted him. Aaaaarrrgh! too late!. We had stood still for longer than the prescribed 3 seconds and our card was marked. Up he jumped, gesticulating "Just come further this way and cross here, you'll be alright...".
Give me strength..."