Monday, 29 May 2017

Tarn Crag - 28 May

For once sunshine combined with no other commitments and the opportunity to visit Tarn Crag (Easedale) for the third time. This is the last Wainwright we have to bag to complete our Third Round, a round we started on 26th August 2007, seven years ago almost to the day.

Out of Great Langdale via Swinescar Pike, Lang How and Belles Knott to Tarn Crag which we visited in 1999 and 2003 on grey wet days with hailstones in 2003. Today is a complete contrast and, for the first time, we enjoy the views, especially to the south west over Windermere and Morecambe Bay.

We returned to Great Langdale via Tarn Crag at Stickle Tarn which is busy with sunbathers, paddlers and some swimmers and Pike How for the descent to Great Langdale.
Great Langdale

Great Langdale

Above Coledale Tarn

Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn

Great Langdale with clouds pouring over Bowfell

On Pike How

Pike How

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Tony Marlow's "JOSS" - 06 May

A sub-12 hour "JOSS" is way too fast for me to help out on other than at the support points and today we were only watching at Dunmail Raise on Tony's successful 11 hour 45 minute  attempt.

Waiting (i)

Waiting (ii)

Waiting (iii)

Arriving

Eating

Leaving

Recovering

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Old County Tops - 29 April

A walk around the heart of Lake District visiting the Old County Tops of Scafell Pike (Cumberland), Coniston Old Man (Lancashire) and Helvellyn (Westmorland), starting in Seathwaite and finishing in Rosthwaite at the Fell & Rock CC hut. Unlike 2016 when the snow prevented us completing the route the weather was benign - cool, overcast and dry. The conditions made for less spectacular photos than last year but completing the route made up for that.

Sty Head

Wasdale Head

Looby

Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike Trig Point

Upper Eskdale

Coniston Old Man

Coniston Old Man Trig Point

Bomber Memorial on Broad Slack

Catsty Cam from Helvellyn