Tuesday, 12 November 2013

The Other Borrowdale – 10 November

Sometime in the late 90’s and probably by accident we visited our first Wainwright Outlyer. Since then and more often than not in bad weather we have have been very slowly bagging them. Their relative isolation often means the easiest way is to bag them on the way home from something else and today was no exception apart the opportunity to bag 4 and complete a ridge we started in December 1998.

The weather couldn’t have been more different from the day before on the Dodds and despite the low temperatures the sunshine was warm and bright. The ground was almost frozen and these hills almost entirely deserted. High Borrowdale is a little far from the High Fells for views but the Howgills seem close enough to touch and Cross Fell with its fresh snow seemed very close too.

 

20131110-rc_dinner-802Looking back down Borrowdale with Kendal over the hill on the right

20131110-rc_dinner-823Looking down Borrowdale with the Howgills on the horizon

20131110-rc_dinner-904Looking back along High House Fell with Borrowdale on the right

20131110-rc_dinner-1115From White Howe looking north east over Borrowdale to Crookdale Crag

20131110-rc_dinner-1186Looking across High Borrowdale to High House Fell

20131110-rc_dinner-73-Edit1One of the pylons in the line that follows the A6 north

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