Friday, 31 May 2013

Some new walks

Monday 15th July Blencathra Grade A Alison and Halle
Monday 22nd July Borrowdale Grade C Alison
Monday 29th July Lord's Seat & Barf Grade B Alison and Halle
Monday 5th Aug Hopegill Head/Grizedale Pike Grade A Alison and Halle
Monday 12th Aug Catbells Terrace & Lakeshore Grade C Alison
Monday 19th Aug Barrow Fell /Stile End Grade B Alison and Halle
Monday 26th Aug Skiddaw Six Wainwrights Grade A Alison and Halle
Monday 2nd Sept Borrowdale Grade C Alison and Halle
Monday 9th Sept Catbells & Lakeshore Grade B Alison and Halle
Monday 23rd Sept Dock Tarn/Watendlath Grade B Alison and Halle
Monday 30th Sept Blencathra Grade A Alison and Halle

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Pavey Ark and the Langdale Pikes today for the KMF

This was the scene ontop of Pike o Stickle at about 2.30 today.  We had set off in appalling rain and rising waters at 10.15 from the New Dungeon Ghyll car park to climb Pavey Ark, but found the river impossible to cross safely so we had to take a much longer route to detour around the problem.  Suffice it to say that Pete's navigation with map and compass was as accomplished as ever and we soon made off for the top of Pavey once we established some new bearings in the mist. After Pavey we took more bearings and set off for Harrison Stickle, then Pike of and lastly Loft Crag.  We all had a through wetting in the morning but by the afternoon the 'precipitation' eased off and we enjoyed slightly dryer hiking back to Langdale.  Not many photos could be taken in these conditions I am sorry to say.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Keswick Mountain Festival 2013

 Just a few photos from the last two days of the Mountain Festival, here we all are on day one Wednesday when we walked the ridge from Red Pike over High Stile to High Crag above Buttermere. It did not rain on our parade either!

 Here we are again, just waiting for the stragglers to catch up before we descend down to the valley.

This photo is on the top of Helvellyn on Thursday, and as you can see it keeps it's snow as long as it can.  This was another lovely day when it did not rain until the bus arrived way down at the bottom.

Another lovely photo from the top of Helvellyn, Bella our Border Terrier really enjoyed the hike.