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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Another Trip Along The Corridor

The route this weekend was a slight variation on something I had done a few weeks ago.

Start at Seathwaite Farm, up Sourmilk Gill, across the stream over the wall and up to Grey Knotts.Then along to Brandreth, Green Gable and down Windy Gap to Styhead Tarn. From the Tarn it was up to Scafell Pike via the corridor route and then down behind Great End back to Seathwaite.

Conditions for pictures weren't the best as it was quite hazy. That didn't stop me taking loads though!
Heading up Sourmilk Gill
Looking toward Green Gable whilst sneaking up the side of Grey Knotts
Looking toward Dale Head
Poking around near the top of Grey Knotts
Looking toward High Crag and Haystacks
Toward Dale Head again
Looking toward Green and Great Gable
Looking toward Kirk Fell and Pillar, close to Brandreth
Green Gable, Great Gable and Kirk Fell
On the way up to Green Gable looking back 
Great Gable is great!
A bit of a jump along the route, Scafell Pike and Lingmell just before the beginning of the corridor route
Great Gable from the corridor route
Almost at the tourist path on Scafell Pike, looking back toward Great Gable
Too many people on the top of Scafell Pike, I snapped this as I made a hasty descent
Looking back up at Scafell Pike

Another view of Great Gable

The first half of the walk was fun, but the second half was a bit of a let down beacuse of the amount of people. I guess that's to be expected at this time of year. You can't have the mountains to yourself all the time but it's great when you do ! I bagged a couple of new Wainwrights and was out for 6 hours 30 mins, good training and also more for my mountain leader log book. Job done !

Friday, 3 September 2010

Fairfield Horseshoe 30/08/10

Well I have been a bit slow in updating this blog, this time due to technical difficulties. I upgraded my PC with Windows 7 and I have had to reinstall my panorama software and photoshop so it's taken a while to get everything sorted.

So the weather was looking good and my Dad had called me and asked me to take him somewhere to get some nice photos. Now usually when I take my Dad to the Lakes we are doomed with bad weather, this time we got lucky.

The plan was to park up in Ambleside and to walk the Fairfield horsehsoe, the route is below, its a classic!

Blue skies, sunshine and only a little wind, we were in for a good day.

 My Dad near the summit of Fairfield hunting for photo opportunities.

This was an experiment with black and white, its not quite the way I wanted it, the light wasn't right. I guess I will have to go back and try again at some point.

The route took us about 6 hours and 9 mins so I was pretty pleased with our pace. I'm off for a whole week in September and I'm heading for a massive hill bagging session in Wasdale so I need to fit as much training in as possible between now and then.