Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Robinson to Dale Head

Elevenses on High Snockrigg

The snow has almost disappeared from the Lakeland Fells now, it's the last day of April and only patches remain on the higher tops. Here we take a break on High Snockrigg above Buttermere Moss. The normally boggy morass proved little obstacle today as there's not been a great deal of rain in the district recently and we climbed dry-shod to the top of Robinson 737m for lunch. That's Paul Ross in red who used to be a KR leader himself before leaving for the US where he spent the best part of fifteen years climbing in Colorado and neighbouring states...he's back! Little Bess one of his two Jack Russells is looking on and taking it all in her stride despite this being only her second outing on the Lakeland Fells. It was a fine sunny day today and a great day out; we look forward to many more of them this season and hope you'll find time to join us on a walk yourselves.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Glaramara in the Grip of Winter

 Wintery Glaramara.

Pete and Bella took a small group of intrepids over Glaramara 783m and Rosthwaite Fell 612m today. The higher tops in the Lakes are still in the grip of winter though the snow conditions today were good for walking and, though we carried them, we had no recourse to our Kahtoola Mini-Spikes except to climb the "Bad Step" that leads to the summit. It was a silent and deserted winter landscape with few walkers in evidence. This view was taken on the descent East from the three tarns on Combe Head towards Combe Door below.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Haystacks in the Snow

Innominate Tarn on Haystacks 597m.

This was the wintery landscape at frozen Innominate Tarn today 3 April. Pete and Lyn took a small group out to climb Haystacks from Honister, there was a good deal of snow on the ground though we didn't need to resort to crampons... In the distance, left to right, are Brandreth, Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell.