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A Christmas Ben Nevis

0 summit arete.JPG Last year (2018) I took myself up to Ben Nevis on New Year's Day, and this year I opted for Christmas Day itself for my annual pilgrimage to Britain's highest mountain. My favoured route once again was via the Carn Mor Dearg arete, and descending by the main path. It makes for a ...
by The English Alpinist
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Christmas Ben Nevis
Replies: 0
Views: 617

Re: Zen mountain hare

Beautiful creature, and great photo,
by The English Alpinist
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Zen mountain hare
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Ben Nevis stag

$matches[2] From my Christmas Day 2019 Ben Nevis mission, I spotted this ghostly figure hovering in the mist on the descent via the main route, as night was falling. It was a euphoric moment, which I felt completely vindicated my decision to undertake the solo venture at all (negativity, length of ...
by The English Alpinist
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Ben Nevis stag
Replies: 1
Views: 652

Re: A not so perfect day on Glaramara.

Great to see you guys still in action on here! I haven't visited this site for some time, and not done nearly enough walking since my Wainwrights in winter mission of 2016. Glaramara was one of my great adventures from that time, and your account brings back so many memories. It's a very spooky plac...
by The English Alpinist
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A not so perfect day on Glaramara.
Replies: 9
Views: 1188

Re: Where Witches Were

Addendum: I have since learned that Alice Nutter, one of the most famous of the witches, by all accounts ended up truly believing herself to be a witch under the weight of the social stigma of the time and the intimidating power of the inquisitional authorities. The sheer insanity of the interrogati...
by The English Alpinist
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Where Witches Were
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

A Walk in the Black Mountain (range)

0 way ahead.jpg Following on from my yomp over the Brecon Beacons 4 days prior, I found the motivation to plod my way over this smaller walk. It was also a less interesting walk, although you could credit it for historical and cultural interest. This was Welsh mining landscape: the 'Black Mountain ...
by The English Alpinist
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Walk in the Black Mountain (range)
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

Re: Pendle Hill

Nice little walk. Almost exactly the same route as me a few weeks ago, except I failed to find the path back from Pendle House and just came out on the road instead, following Barley Lane into the village!
by The English Alpinist
Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pendle Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Re: Handful of Beacons

ChrisW wrote:good to see you out there in the sunshine :clap: :clap:

Thanks Chris. Looks like it's good that I grabbed it while I could!
by The English Alpinist
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Handful of Beacons
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: Handful of Beacons

Thanks Riverman. I made a start on the western end (the Black Mountain range) - be warned, it's not very pretty! Report to come soon.
by The English Alpinist
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Handful of Beacons
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Handful of Beacons

h1.jpg On a week's break, travelling around South Wales, I decided to re-visit the Brecon Beacons. I had not walked them since my student days in Cardiff, so with nostalgia coursing through my vains it was a must. What's more, it occurred to me, it was October 31st - the exact date I had begun my W...
by The English Alpinist
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Handful of Beacons
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: Where Witches Were

'As an aside I thought the summit of Pendle is a strange place for a Burnley fan to finally come to his senses'
Possibly it was kind of attempt at a spell to keep them in the Premiership!
by The English Alpinist
Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:20 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Where Witches Were
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: Caudale Moor to Dove Crag

That's an interesting route of 2 halves, pity about the Inn being closed - would have made it just perfect! Great photos capturing an early winter's day. We truly are on the edge of the wild season now.
by The English Alpinist
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Caudale Moor to Dove Crag
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

Where Witches Were

0 Pendle.jpg On the run-up Halloween, what better walk to do than Pendle Hill, place of witches! This was not my prime reason for venturing to these God-forsaken parts (deepest Lancashire), however. Not long ago I had spent a month sectioned in Burnley Hospital, worrying about ever getting out, eac...
by The English Alpinist
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Where Witches Were
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

A Keswick Coffee Stroll

1 Vale.JPG After much deliberation on what walk to do in the Lakes this week, I decided to do none at all. I was in the mood for just chilling out and enjoying the area. Keswick has become a kind of second home at the moment, a place of pilgrimage for the weekend. After a visit to St John's in the ...
by The English Alpinist
Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: A Keswick Coffee Stroll
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Re: Blencathra via Sharp Edge

Thanks rockhopper and good luck in your outings. Go for it! @ other posters - indeed it was uplifting to be out there, and I'm deciding where to go this weekend. I'll be out whatever the weather - it's all good!
by The English Alpinist
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Blencathra via Sharp Edge
Replies: 8
Views: 2546
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