Monday, 14 October 2013

Langdale Horseshoe fell race – 12 October

With weather not quite as good as forecast by the time we reached Windermere we both thought it would be worth taking some photos of the lake, in case there was nothing else later.

20131012-1-langdale-3-Edit“Upstart” – probably what he thought of the photographer!

20131012-2-langdale-7-EditLake Windermere

20131012-3-langdale-18Bowfell on the left with Rossett Pike in the centre

“Tricked by the light” could have been my subtitle – I kept watching the clouds lift little by little but the light was still pretty flat so I packed my kit without a camera. As the time to assemble for the start approached the light seemed to be improving so I fetched my camera, remembered last year’s conditions and wondered if we might be in for a repeat.

That wasn’t the case – the light went flat almost immediately and stayed that way for the next couple of hours. By the time it improved I was committed to racing a club mate and didn’t have time to stop. He beat me in the end (well done Martin!) so perhaps I should stopped and taken more photos.

20131012-4-langdale-106Getting ready for the Off

20131012-5-langdale-107Approaching Stickle Tarn

20131012-6-langdale-108Just beyond Stickle Tarn

20131012-7-langdale-113Climbing towards Esk Hause Shelter


20131012-9-langdale-40Tash – First FV45

20131012-10-langdale-70Middle Fell Farm

Huge thanks to Roger and everyone else who helped on the 2013 Langdale Horseshoe fell race

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