Thursday, 31 December 2009

Xmas Snow in the Lakes

Blencathra Monday 28th & Newlands 29th December 2009

A brief report from TrevorS with some additional photography by Graham:

Jonah, MarkB, Graham and I had a great trip to the Lakes, (Graham joining us for the first day only). The first day was a fantastic sunny "Tour de Blencathra", as per the majority of pics attached. A real alpine feel to the day with clear skies and hardly any breeze. Up Sharp Edge and down Hallsfell Ridge, as recommended by Jonah. A few pints around Keswick in the evening, good food to be had, a stay over in rather nice B and B.

Tuesday wasn't quite as nice, however we had a nice walk over Causey pike, Scar Grags and up onto Eel Grag, quite windy on top, where Jonah is seen to be resting on the trig point on one of the attached pics.

The most hazadous part of the trip was negoitating the extreemly icy roads up there the other day. Crampons needed for Booths car park and shoping around Keswick.