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"Mary: I've got a guide you could borrow but not sure when I'm likely to see you?" -- George

Which one is it? Trying to find the best book for the Aiguilles Rouges.
Mary
10:35 AM, 25/05/16
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Mary: I've got a guide you could borrow but not sure when I'm likely to see you?
George
12:29 AM, 25/05/16
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i>It couldn't be called the Mountain District could it?
Well, no: the number of mountains in Scotland and Wales would have have made that a silly thing to do; whereas the number of lakes in that bit of Cumbria is remarkable
Pragmatic Non- Troll

10:48 PM, 22/05/16
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"The Lake District --> "the Lakes" (plural)
The Peak District --> "the Peak" (singular)
Why?" -- Lina


Now, if you ask any person who's seen a real peak, they will of course tell you that there are no Peaks in the Peak. Merely mild hills. Therefore there must be another origin for the word Peak there...

Something similar could probably be said for the Lakes... It couldn't be called the Mountain District could it? Clearly it is named it after the lakes because there are no mountains.
Wink
Foreign Troll

11:58 AM, 22/05/16
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I suspect no one will see this today, but we're heading to the Angel and Greyhound shortly for a couple of hours if anyone fancies joining.
carolina
11:40 AM, 22/05/16
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Hey, in Oxford, if anyone's free and fancies a drink or ice cream or whatnot today or through the weekend, feel free to text Gwyn's phone at 07432071101 Happy
carolina
2:05 PM, 20/05/16
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I mean, the Alp District.
NickD
6:41 AM, 20/05/16
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How many alps are there in the Alps?
NickD
6:40 AM, 20/05/16
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Mary: somewhat surprisingly, Chamonix is covered in Swiss Plaisir West, and it includes selected cragging and easy access longer routes up to 6a-6b ish. I think it's got a decent selection for the Aiguilles Rouges.
Cat
2:49 AM, 20/05/16
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So there's more peaks in the Peak than lakes in the Lakes? Happy
Cat
2:40 AM, 20/05/16
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Interesting, so the Dark Peak, White Peak, many peaks argument doesn't apply. I wonder if Pecsaetan could equally well have fallen out as "Peak{')s District"...
(2) is probably correct.
Lina
12:57 PM, 19/05/16
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Answer #1: because there are many lakes in the Lake district (well, allowing that all the 'waters' and 'meres' are actually lakes; IIRC there's only actually one 'lake' there, Bassenthwaite), but only one Peke tribe that gave its name to the Peak district, via a bit of a shift in spelling.

Answer #2: so that smug pedants like me have something to complain about.
Jamie
11:59 AM, 19/05/16
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The Lake District --> "the Lakes" (plural)
The Peak District --> "the Peak" (singular)
Why?
Lina
10:01 AM, 19/05/16
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Hi peeps. Going to be in Les Houches at the end of June and wondering what the best guidebook and areas are for some easy-life cragging and non-glacier/mountain rock routes. Aiguilles Rouges obviously at top of the list. Would prefer to do trad rather than sport if possible. There's a Rockfax book coming out for Chanonix but not until July so which other book(s) would people recommend or lend? Looking for mid grade stuff and definitely not stuff with glacier approaches or need for big boots etc as we aren't there for that long - cragging is a bonus but not the primary objective of the trip.

Thanks!
Mary
11:42 AM, 18/05/16
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For those interested (hello Jenny!) - I've just had a chat with a maths teacher who knows this specification much better than I do. It turns out that the syllabus defines 'thrust' as being a compressive force only, so in fact the question was fully defined from the beginning. Quite anoying, but at least I know now!
Jamie
10:38 AM, 18/05/16
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