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Monday, 26 October 2009

Water water everywhere !


So the weather was going to be bad, but how bad ? The BBC normally "overcook" how serious the weather is going to be. On that premise I grabbed Dad and headed for the lakes .

Boy did they get the weather right! Heavy persistent rain, gale force winds flooded rivers and car parks...... you see where i am going with this.

We decided to press on, shorten the route and bag 2 Wainwrights (Angle Tarn Pikes and Brock Crags). It was a true battle against the elements and we ended up being soaked to the skin despite all the waterproof gear.

Strangely we quite enjoyed the walk but if I had known it was going to be sooooo bad I would have stayed at home ! Ah well you live and learn :D

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Halfway but so much more to learn......


So today's goal was simple, just bag 4 Wainwrights around Glenridding and get me to halfway. Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike were first and this got me to 107 :D



This was me at the halfway point wooo! The weather was pretty wet and windy but I am getting used to it and quite like the bad weather days.



Then we (me and mountianmansenior) continued to bag Raise and Whiteside then back to the car.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

And the 100th was a Great Cockup !

Well today I hit 105 Wainwrights so only 2 to go to get halfway. Mountainmansenior wanted to make the 100th memorable in a comedy kinda way so we headed for a route that included Great Cockup.

The weather was a mixed bag as per usual but slightly more opportunities for photies!

I found this strange little pit with stones around it, not sure if it was ancient or modern, what was more disturbing was what I found inside.


Mountainmansenior up to no good probably.........this time no sheep involved :P

Here is the rest of the days efforts :D

Approaching Half Way ......

Well this post is a bit late so lets pretend it's September 27th 09 ;)

Well the weather wasn't good but we decided to head to the lakes anyway. I needed practice at navigation and to pickup more Wainwrights if I am going to get to half way (107) before the end of the year.

Hartside, Sybarrow Dodd, Watson's Dodd Great Dodd, and Clough head took me to 99 Wainwrights.

A good training walk just no photies except 1 :(