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Bowfell & Rosset Pike

Bowfell & Rosset Pike


Postby ChrisG » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:27 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Rosset Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Rossett Pike

Date walked: 17/02/2013

Time taken: 8

Distance: 13.8 km

Ascent: 1054m

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The Plan was to do the great slab in winter conditions to practice the skills that I had learn't on the course in scotland. When we got to the climber traverse it looked impassable So I decided to go to the top and climb down and then back up again. At the top there were big cracks in the snow pack so I decided it was unsafe to do. Later on the walk we saw avalanche debris so I'm glad a gave it a miss. Didn't get to practice my winter skills on the hill but the avalanche theory came in very handy and may have already kept me from a sticky situation.


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Last edited by ChrisG on Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:12 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Boefell & Rosset Pike

Postby ChrisW » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:23 am

Great shots Chris, and in light of recent events being cautious of potential avalanche areas is absolutely sensible, come to think of it being cautious of potential avalanche areas is absolutely sensible at any time :lol:
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Re: Boefell & Rosset Pike

Postby garyhortop » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:06 pm

Great pictures Chris and sounds like you made the right decision about staying away from the snow! :D
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Re: Boefell & Rosset Pike

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Great pics, looks like it was a superb day.
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