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"Wild Camping"

1st - 3rd March 2013

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AGM. Portland D136.
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Thursday 14th March
8.00 pm

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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am

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Ramsoc walksheets were produced for each day's walking, detailing a choice of 8 or so walks of varying difficulty. They were distributed to everyone on the coach, followed by a list, on which people signed up for their chosen walk. The committee then appointed leaders for each walk. How very organised! In the days before email, where club newsletters typically appeared only once or twice a term, the bottom of this photocopied walksheet was also used for bits of club news and advertising future events. The following extracts give a bit of insight into how sudden, and almost incidental the birth of a new club seemed to occur.

It's 28th January 1990, Ramsoc are having a quiet Sunday out in the Peak District, but walk 8 seems to have been hijacked by a mysterious bunch of 'Pineapple Men' engaging in suspiciously MPS-like activities. What's more, an announcement appears plugging a forthcoming Easter trip to Scotland, and a proto summer meet too. But no mention whatsoever of any new club. It's quite clear that if the Student's Union had accepted our grant application to fund these meets in the usual way, then MPS would not have been.

Fast forward to a week later, Ramsoc is in North Wales for the weekend, but seem to have some kind of Munro-allergy. What else do they expect but 'bad weather or snow' up there! Lets be thankful they didn't ever meet 'bad weather and snow', or there might have been no one left to start a new club.

Still 4th February, MPS has now been in existance for over a day in their very midst, but Ramsoc seem not to have noticed, and continue to dream of improbably large walks, and, of course, trips to Scotland.

Seven more days, a mid-winter bog-trudge through the swamps of Black Hill (who in their right mind would do this for fun) and MPS seem to have hijacked the Ramsoc walk sheet to plug their own, far superior, programme. Unfortunately they can't even spell either half of their own name right yet, let alone organise a walking holiday, but it's early days.

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