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!

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