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...
Fun and Games on Wansfell

Fun and Games on Wansfell

It was lovely, a stroll in the park, this time i didn’t need to moan i loved it. You may think that I have had some kind of medicine to make me think positive, well my answer is no to that, I haven’t. In just over an hour we got to the top of the hill. It...

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...

One Out of Eight, Ain’t Bad

Today’s optimistic attempt to bag eight Wainwrights was scuppered by severe blizzards and icy snow just before reaching our second Wainwright of the day. It seemed we might have a window, a break in the weather, a chance to get out this weekend, so we decided to...
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