Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Pete and Bella Guiding in 2019

Wintery Blencathra from Latrigg in January.

The snow in the Lake District has all but disappeared now though it's still cold and wintery outside, nevertheless Spring is just around the corner. Pete and Bella have been out guiding already in January in Borrowdale and there are a few pictures of our winter adventure below.

Guided Walks in the Lake District.

This walking season Pete and Bella once again offer our privately booked bespoke guiding service. We tailor suitable walks to your abilities and requirements. Individuals and groups large and small of all ages and abilities can be catered for. We undertake all the arrangements to make the day enjoyable, we do the navigation and take the strain off you, which not only makes for a carefree day but means that you'll probably go further than you would if left to your own devices.

Navigation Courses.

We also offer an all day navigation course again tailored to your requirements. We concentrate on map and compass work and use electronic devices only as back-up. An element of map work can be included in any of our guided walks if requested.

Prices vary and are available on request, just contact Pete on...

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Pete Armstrong is a highly experienced and qualified Mountain Leader based in Keswick, Bella is his Border Terrier companion.

On the Cumbria Way path near castle Crag in Borrowdale in January

Group approaching the summit of Cat Bells 451m.

Looking down the north ridge of Cat Bells towards Skiddaw on the horizon.

Pete's group celebrate the ascent of a wintery Cat Bells

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Great Gable with Pete and Bella

Buttermere and Crummock Water, a classic view from the path to Great Gable.

Pete and Bella were guiding on Great Gable recently and here are some pictures of our adventure. The weather was perfect to start but soon turned cold and windy with cloud well down over the high fells though there were moments when the sun burst through the swirling mist and if you were quick there were opportunities for some dramatic photos.

View towards the Drumhouse with Fleetwith Pike on the left and Dale Head beyond. 

Path in Stone Cove leading to Beck Head.

Windy Gap and Stone Cove

 Beck Head Tarn with Kirk Fell beyond.

Steve takes a photo of Wastwater as the mist clears

North West ridge of Great Gable, our route of ascent, with Gable Crag on the left. 

On the North West ridge of Great Gable with Kirk Fell beyond and Ennerdale below.

Mist clearing to reveal Ennerdale far below

Descent from Great Gable, Langdale Pikes in the distance, Sprinkling Tarn in the centre. 

Prayer flags on a cairn above Sty Head.

Great Gable from the summit cairn on Green Gable.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Guided Walks Programme for June 2018

A group of jolly ladies and a dog pose in the May sunshine below Eagle Crag on the way up Greenup Gill heading for Grasmere. 

Pete's Programme of Guided Walks for June 2018.

Pete thought it a good idea to offer a walk up Helvellyn the "adventure way" on Monday so if you'd like to come on the walk just give Pete a ring or an e-mail or text him. Price remains at a very modest £25 per person for the day. The walks starts in Keswick at the bus station so you'll  need to bring your fare or your pass. I need at least three walkers to make the walk viable so if you've got a mate with you all the better...

Monday 25 June.

Helvellyn, The Adventure Route.

Ascent from Dunmail Raise via Grisedale Tarn, Cock Cove, Hard Tarn and the East ridge of Nethermost Pike. Descent to the Kings Head at Thirlspot where there's a bus stop and a drink.

555 Bus departs Keswick bus station to Dunmail Raise at 0930.