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Swirl how in the wind

Swirl how in the wind


Postby ChrisG » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:20 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Brim Fell, Coniston Old Man, Great Carrs, Grey Friar, Swirl How, Wetherlam

Hewitts included on this walk: Black Sails, Grey Friar, Swirl How, The Old Man of Coniston, Wetherlam

Date walked: 30/09/2012

Time taken: 10.45

Distance: 18.1 km

Ascent: 1629m

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Another great day out in the lakes this time the southern fells. Weather was windy and changeable low cloud, rain and gusting winds, but still a very enjoyable walk. Her is the route and a few images


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ChrisG
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Re: Swirl how in the wind

Postby ChrisW » Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:47 am

That is a fair old leg stretcher Chris and not in the best of conditions either by the looks of things, though the photos show you managed to get some dry breaks :D
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Re: Swirl how in the wind

Postby ChrisG » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:46 pm

ChrisW wrote:That is a fair old leg stretcher Chris and not in the best of conditions either by the looks of things, though the photos show you managed to get some dry breaks :D



Yes it was a good old walk to say I've had three weeks of on my hols. Weather was not as expected but it was still a very enjoyable walk. Ticked off a few as well :D
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Re: Swirl how in the wind

Postby ciderpeter » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:11 pm

I remember one time I was up on Swirl How and the wind measured 102mph... i was literally being knocked over with every gust and had to crawl back down the ridge! It certainly seems to get the wind up there! - it must be that it is the first real hills off the sea??

Nice report and brave man doing all that in the weather! :clap:
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Re: Swirl how in the wind

Postby garyhortop » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:38 pm

That is a fair old hike Peter and some really nice "moody" pics there as well!!! :D
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