Cruel Day on Coledale

Cruel Day on Coledale

Winter’s wind snarls, its white teeth bite our faces as we scramble over rocks and walk onto the summit plateau of Eel Crag. The incongruous May blizzard washes the summit with snow and ice, and spring’s delicate corniches, tentatively clinging to the edges of hidden...

One on Wansfell

Today is a complete contrast to last Saturday’s challenging walk around the Gowbarrow Fells – the snow is back. On Thursday, it returned with a vengeance. Many roads around the country were blocked. Travel severely disrupted. The mountains were once again...
Facing the Enemy on High Pike

Facing the Enemy on High Pike

Snow, snow, snow! I feel like I don’t want to go on the walk; I just want to play in the snow. But I know I have to keep moving, or by the time we get to the top it will be night-time. It is hard work following the route, just getting to the bottom of the...
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