by ChrisG » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:07 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Grisedale Pike
Hewitts included on this walk: Grisedale Pike
Date walked: 16/01/2016
Time taken: 4
Distance: 11.5 km
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by The English Alpinist » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 pm
by Guinessman » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:45 pm
by The English Alpinist » Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:14 pm
Guinessman wrote:Good effort. It must have snowed heavily last night as I was on Fairfield today from Dovedale and had to break trail through soft deep snow all the way up to the wall.
I believe it did, Guiness. To add to the stuff that was already there!
by ChrisG » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:02 pm
The English Alpinist wrote:Cool. Very interesting to see pics for an another famous part of the district (about the same height too), after I was up in the Coniston Fells the day before this and the day after, struggling through the snow. It looks like the paths were in fairly good condition for you but pics can be deceptive! I see you came down the valley and not by the full horseshoe along the ridge. Was that the intent to begin with, or the snow/visibility hell make you cut it short (as it did me on Friday)? Anyway, congratulations for a kindred spirit getting out there in these Alpine conditions.
I kept the option open to do the full horseshoe but with the conditions getting bad and time getting short, I didn't set off till eleven. I made the decision to stick to my original route and just do the one top. Although I have to admit I did intend to do Hopegill Head.
by dav2930 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:23 pm
by ChrisW » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:27 am
by ChrisG » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:14 pm
ChrisW wrote:Lovely shots Chris....strange how the nation closes down in the snow but people still manage to get to the hills
We are famous for not being able to deal with the odd bit of snow we get low down, but to be fair to the people that do deal with these things all the roads I needed to get home were being kept in good condition. I passed three gritters on the M6.
by ChrisG » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 pm
dav2930 wrote:Nice fell to do in the snow . I was on Helvellyn the same day and could see the murky weather over to the west, but was on the way back by the time it came in. I'd set off about an hour and a half before yourself.
I saw some pictures of the edges on FB when I got home they looked in fantastic condition