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High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill head & Kidsty Pike

High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill head & Kidsty Pike


Postby ChrisG » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:48 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: High Street, Kidsty Pike, Rampsgill Head, The Knott

Hewitts included on this walk: High Street, Rampsgill Head, Rough Crag

Date walked: 30/03/2013

Time taken: 7

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 851m

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Great Crisp Snowy winter walk after nearly a months break because of the bad weather and a touch of laziness


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ChrisG
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Posts: 356
Munros:24   Corbetts:4
Grahams:2   Donalds:2
Sub 2000:1   Hewitts:141
Wainwrights:214   
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Location: Colne, Lancashire

Re: High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill head & Kidsty Pike

Postby simon-b » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:29 pm

Some good winter/spring scenes there, Chris. Rough Crag gives an excellent approach to High Street.

The Far Eastern and Eastern Fells have had more than their share of Lakeland's snow recently. You describe it as a crisp walk. Was the deeper snow consolidated, or were there still places where you were sinking in to a depth? Given the recent easterly winds, I'd imagine the deepest snow drifts would have been on the western flanks, on your journey to and from The Knott. Were they? I'm thinking about a similar round soon, but including High Raise and without The Knott.

It's good to see you got a decent day to be out on these hills.
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Re: High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill head & Kidsty Pike

Postby ChrisG » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:19 pm

simon-b wrote:Some good winter/spring scenes there, Chris. Rough Crag gives an excellent approach to High Street.

The Far Eastern and Eastern Fells have had more than their share of Lakeland's snow recently. You describe it as a crisp walk. Was the deeper snow consolidated, or were there still places where you were sinking in to a depth? Given the recent easterly winds, I'd imagine the deepest snow drifts would have been on the western flanks, on your journey to and from The Knott. Were they? I'm thinking about a similar round soon, but including High Raise and without The Knott.

It's good to see you got a decent day to be out on these hills.


It was a cold frosty morning so the snow had quite a hard crust on it but as the day wore on the crust weakened and was not strong enough to take a persons weight. The drifts were quite large but mainly compact enough not to sink in to the full depth although there was a soft more recent layer on top. Crampons and ice axe were very useful in places and it was quite hard going but very enjoyable. I didn't consider it dangerous as long as you have the correct equipment.
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Re: High Street, The Knott, Rampsgill head & Kidsty Pike

Postby ChrisW » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:07 am

Lovely shots Chris....that touch of laziness gets us all at some point.....me more than most :lol:
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