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Grisedale Pike

Grisedale Pike


Postby 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

Ascent: 866m

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Great winters day out on Grisedale Pike cut a little short due to the change in the weather but still a great day in the hills. The Lake District was well and truly open. Lots of people enjoying the snow


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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby The English Alpinist » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:06 pm

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.
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby Guinessman » Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:45 pm

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.
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby 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!
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby 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.
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby dav2930 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:23 pm

Nice fell to do in the snow :clap: . 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.
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:27 am

Lovely shots Chris....strange how the nation closes down in the snow but people still manage to get to the hills :wink:
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby 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 :wink:


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.
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Re: Grisedale Pike

Postby ChrisG » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 pm

dav2930 wrote:Nice fell to do in the snow :clap: . 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
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