30 July 2010

A nice day's walk in the Fells
We set off on the 9:45 Ullswater
Steamer to Howtown. We then
summited our first 'Wainwright'
Hallin Fell before dropping back
to the lake and conquering Place Fell
(657m) in the cloud (this was soon
followed by coffee & cake at Side
Farm) before our return to Glenridding. Posted by Picasa

27 July 2010

Climbing at Oxford & Thornhow Crags
We had a bit of a drizzly start at
Oxford Crag for a warm up,
before heading round to Thornhow
Crag to tackle some harder routes.
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13 April 2010

Helvellyn in the mist
We headed up to Lantys Tarn and walked into the cloud before reaching Birkhouse Moor. Once on a dry Striding Edge we had a quick lunch stop before making Helvellyn summit (950m). After negotiating a snowy Swirral Edge the cloud lifted and we headed for Catstye Cam (890m). Then onto Glenridding where we tried Doris & Helvellyn Gold in The Travellers Rest. Posted by Picasa

01 March 2010

Kirkstone Pass
We took a quick trip up an easy gully and onto the summit of Red Screes, before going to help with an avalanche below St. Sunday. Posted by Picasa
Winter Skills and Swirral Edge
Charlie spent the morning learning winter skills and techniques. Then we headed over to Helvellyn and went down Swirral Edge in perfect conditions, the cloud even lifted for a spell. Posted by Picasa

21 January 2010

Kilnshaw Chimney
Ali from the White Lion Inn Patterdale and I climbed this grade I/II snow gully, it's only a short walk from the top car park on the Kirkstone Pass. We then went onto the summit of Red Screes and back down the path. Posted by Picasa

13 January 2010

Sticks Pass
I set off from Thirlmere and walked the route of the Sticks Pass to Glenridding. Walking at times was in thigh deep snow and the visibility was 10m over 600m. Just as well because I spent most of the walk looking at a compass! Posted by Picasa

09 January 2010

Place Fell 657m
We went up a small path up the front of Place Fell in thigh deep snow. Once at the summit we headed down via Boredale Hause and the dogs did very well. Posted by Picasa
The Grisedale Valley
We took a nice afternoon's walk around a very snowy Grisedale Valley and didn't bump into one person! Posted by Picasa
Inversion over Ullswater
An inversion formed over the lake in the morning so I walked up Glenridding Dodd to take some photos. Posted by Picasa
Stybarrow Dodd and Raise
We started from Greenside Mine and practiced navigation onto the two summits over 800m. A nice sunny day in the Lakes with some interesting cloud . Posted by Picasa
Sheffield Pike
First we walked up Glenridding Dodd and then moved onto Sheffield Pike. It was overcast and windy but dry after a few days of rain. Posted by Picasa