Monday, 21 April 2014

Teenager With Altitude – 19 April

A glorious Spring day was just starting as were leaving Great Langdale for breakfast in Newlands – Pauline will be marshalling on High Spy and earns breakfast before heading for the hills with a camera (photos here).

20140419-1-lakes-108The moon above Great Langdale as the sun creeps up the valley

20140419-2-lakes-117Remains of an inversion near Elterwater

20140419-3-lakes-120Inversion near Elterwater

20140419-4-lakes-125Inversion near Elterwater (2)

By Keswick the sun was reaching into Borrowdale and we were early enough to get to the shore at Nicol End unhindered.


20140419-5-lakes-140Skiddaw and outlyers

20140419-6-lakes-147-Edit2 & 3 with Skiddaw beyond

20140419-7-lakes-159-EditJetty at Nicol End

20140419-9-lakes-165-EditJetty at Nicol End (2)

20140419-8-lakes-164-EditJetty at Nicol End (3)

20140419-1-lakes-169-EditCar Park with Attendant

20140419-2-lakes-171-EditCar Park Attendant (2)

20140419-5-lakes-180-EditChilling before the start

20140419-3-lakes-174-EditCausey Pike – the first ridge

20140419-4-lakes-177-EditMaiden Moor – the last ridge

The “Teenager” is a tough day out even in conditions as good as these with the breeze on the tops making it a real pleasure to run in warm sunshine. The results will show my slowest time ever but, more importantly, my right knee survived and although, two days later, walking downstairs is still a painful experience I am sure a run later today will sort them out – won’t it?

Huge thanks to Wynn, Steve, all the marshals and everyone involved else for the 2014 Teenager With Altitude


  1. beautiful pictures as usual! what are the hills in your title background? thanks in advance

    1. Looking east along the ridge north of Grasmoor over Whiteside and Hopegill Head with Grisedale Pike in the distance on the left.