Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Wasdale – 14 June

A night at Brackenclose with Albert & Michele before a leisurely breakfast enjoying watching the sunshine creep into the valley. The high fells remained shrouded in low cloud and it looks as though Michele will be visiting Great Gable inside a cloud again. The improving forecast suggests the rest of Michele’s Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge Leg 4 should be in better conditions.

20150614_001_brackenclose-5Scafell Pike in cloud

20150614_002_brackenclose-36St Olaf’s Church

Up to Sty Head and into the cloud on Great Gable and down to Beck Head where we, very briefly, drop below the cloud base. Kirk Fell is equally shrouded and needs a couple of attempts to find a way down to Black sail Pass. As we are descending the clouds are lifting and all the spectacle of the western Lakes is revealed, all at once. Pillar stubbornly holds on to its clouds but no matter it is a great day out and getting better.

20150614_003_brackenclose-43Ennerdale

20150614_004_brackenclose-44On Steeple looking back at Pillar

20150614_005_brackenclose-49Another look at Ennerdale with the Buttermere Fells beyond

20150614_007_brackenclose-63Wast Water and the Scafells

20150614_006_brackenclose-60On Middle Fell with Joss who came out to see how we were doing

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