Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Central Fells - 14 February

A forecast for sunshine on Valentine's Day tempted us into Great Langdale where it was almost Spring-like as we climbed to Stickle Tarn en route to Thunacar Knott. Any lingering illusions we might enjoy a warm day were blasted away by the bitter wind coursing across the fell tops. Snow and ice underfoot slowed progress a little but provided a wonderful finishing touch to the views.

Sergeant Man offered enough shelter for lunch before heading towards Blea Rigg to bag some Synges above Great Langdale - Great Castle How and Little Castle How before finishing on Whitegill Crags. The latter seems a fairly uninteresting little lump at the end of a shoulder but what views it commands! Well worth visiting for the crags below.

Lunch on Sergeant Man

Stickle Tarn

Late Afternoon Light above the Coniston Fells

Langdale Pikes

Pavey Ark

Monday, 6 February 2017

Northern Fells - 05 February

Back to our, seemingly neverending, "Third Round" of Wainwright's High Fells.  As ever with unplanned 'bagging' we have bits and pieces left to do and they are spread over 6 of his seven volumes - the Southern Fells is the one we have already completed for the third time.

Today we climbed into winter on Carl Side, just above the cloud base, and then visited Longside Edge and Ullock Pike. Returning over Longside Edge and Ullock Pike before dropping down to Dodd to 'tick' another four.

Towards Borrowdale

Over Longside Edge towards Carl Side

On Longside Edge

On Longside Edge

On Longside Edge

From Dodd

Towards Borrowdale