Yes dudes and dudettes, it be that time of year again, when the monsoonal weeping beings to abate and the air no longer clings like a salty odorous film to ones skin. Prime climb time is eyeing it's return tickets marked "Korea-soon" and getting the first twinges of tummy butterflies in eager anticipation of revisiting it's gracious presence on our blessed selves. Ah-ha, you think.
So, lets beginning thinking about a new Meet and Greet. We will need both a venue
, and a date
, the earlier we throw out ideas and prejudices the easier things will be.
Early-ish Sept might be a good general time, when will most folk be back in the ROK? Uni's and schools here
restart semester about Aug 27th, what about there
with you collective souls? Not to imply we are all teachers, far from it!! Service persons, Engineers, Students, Scientists, Business persons, vagabonds, drifters all, take heed and start to think when you will be about and likely free to have a weekend (M&G's usually run Fri nights thru Sun afternoons) to join in.
REMEMBER! The venue needs to be able to cater to climbers of pretty much all levels 5.7 - 5.13. It needs to have space for 40-60 climbers and be nearish to all the associated camping/ water/ toilet facilities.
In the past we have had Ganhyeon, Seonunsan/Halmae etc as host venues. If a different place could be found, great! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE e-mail/ pm/ text/ phone or send a letter to anyone who might be interested. As we learnt last time, not everyone signs into KOTR every day, or even every month
So let's try and get early warnings out to as many as possible.
OK that's all. Thanks and very best wishes to you all.
Jake and Kyung Ah.