Saturday, 30 March 2013

In the Grip of Winter

Sergeant's Crag from Eagle Crag.

Easter; Good Friday... Sergeant's Crag, still in the icy grip of winter. Pete took this photo from Eagle Crag 1650ft looking south down Langstrath towards the snow covered high fells at the head of Borrowdale in the distance. We climbed Eagle Crag from the path beside Greenup Gill just before Lining Crag which in the prevailing conditions seemed safer than our usual route which zig-zags through the tricky outcrops of the north face of the fell. The tops were well above the snow line and there was ice about so Katoolah mini-spikes were the order of the day... nobody even fell over.  A harsh winter is usually the precedent to a good summer so we look forward to a very good summer indeed!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Out and about today

We turned a corner and there was the lake and the view up Borrowdale
Our days off when we don't go up a fell usually consist of a 'dog walk' of some sort nearer home and today we went up Springs Road and through the cut into the woods at Castlehead, this was the view we suddenly had of the lake and the clear blue streak of sky above Borrowdale.  It was bright and sunny up there away from the trees.

Not long to go now before we start our programme of regular walks and we look forward to a returning ex Keswickian's company too. He should fly back to Blighty towards the end of the month.