Friday, 16 April 2010

Keswick Mountain Festival 2010

Last year the Keswick Mountain Festival was in its 3rd year and was the most successful yet. This photo shows my Haystacks walk on the Wednesday kick off day when we had the chance to try on and walk in Salomon boots for the day courtesy of George Fishers staff and the Salomon Company. This photo was taken by top photographer Steve Razetti who came on the walk along with the Salomon reps Rich, Cat, and  Mat.  The day was superb and the photo shows Tim, my assistant for the day, trekking up the path of the C2C soon after leaving the Drum House on the Tramway from Honister Slate Mine. It was a very popular walk with over 20 participants (hence the need for a trainee Mountain Leader) and we had to arrange taxis up to Honister for the start. This year I have put this walk on again on the first Wednesday of the Mountain Festival so if you want to walk up Haystacks via Wainwright's favourite route, then this is the walk for you. It takes in stunning views of Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Scafell and Ennerdale on the way. There is also the famous view down Buttermere and Crummock Water which Ken Russell used in the film 'Tommy' starring Roger Daltry of the Who. Check out their website for more Keswick Rambles Walks.


kira said...

Hi Lyn, I can't decide which one is my favourite walk - Blencathra or Haystacks? In any case, I'll be with you on the 23rd of May on the Haystacks walk to enjoy again these unforgettable views. I'm never tired of climbing Haystacks! AW knew very well why he wanted to be there forever... The weather forecast for the coming weekend is fantastic, fingers crossed that it will be the same for the Mountain Festival!

Lyn Armstrong said...

Yes the weather is being very kind to us at the moment. Pete and Bella were in Grasmere today and they had wall to wall sunshine. The Mountain Festival will be great I am sure, it will be the best one ever.

kira said...

Wow, your forecast for tomorrow is again for s glorious day in the Lake District. And there's the Coledale Horseshoe on the walking programme! So please let us participate by putting some photos on the blog then, will you?

By the way, I can't complain. It's fine here as well.

Good Luck, and happy walking tomorrow!