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Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter


Postby The English Alpinist » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:38 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Black Fell, Holme Fell, Lingmoor Fell

Date walked: 21/01/2016

Time taken: 5

Distance: 18.5 km

Ascent: 1110m

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1 Hows.jpg
A wintery Tarn Hows.


Leg 21 of my Wainwrights in Winter campaign. It was a 'questionable' forecast for today (so far this winter, that is about as good as it gets!), but I needed to get out there because I was building a backlog with my setbacks on the Coniston fells. I compromised by doing this low level route, so if the weather got bad I should still be able to finish it okay. It was grey but calm and fine at first. Tarn Hows was a beautiful winter vision, with a school party or two enjoying a trip there. I met only one other walker on Black Fell, but passed a few others around Langdale. The cloud closed in by the time I was on Lingmoor Fell, it being a truly spooky and lonely whiteout up there. The trail was easy enough to follow, though, with fences for added reassurance. By the time I was on Holme Fell, rain (or was it sleet?) had also closed in. I made an awful hash of the way down, despite it being supposedly a simple little fell. No harm done, though, and another leg accomplished!

2 Hows.jpg
The famous Tarn Hows, January style.


3 Black.jpg
Black Fell summit.


4 Black drawing.JPG
Black Fell, or is it 'Black Crag'?


5 selfie.jpg
One walker met at the top.


6 en route.jpg
En route to Lingmoor Fell.


7 dog.JPG
Resident of Little Langdale.


8 Limgmoor.jpg
Lingmoor Fell.


9 whiteout.jpg
Another whiteout.


10 summit.jpg
My Lingmoor Fell summit experience.


11 river.JPG
The River Brathay.


12 bridge.jpg
Bridge over the River Brathay.


13 snowscape.jpg
Timeless Little Langdale.


14 snow hillock.jpg
Residents of Little Langdale.


15 snowmen.JPG
Little Langdale family.


16 Holme view.jpg
Holme Fell ahead (that little sharp bit).


17 Holme.JPG
The Holme Fell experience.


18 Holme snow.jpg
My attempt at a snowman near Holme Fell summit.


19 down.JPG
Underestimated the descent of Holme Fell, and went wrong somehow,


20 end.jpg
Definitely not the correct descent route.


21 map.JPG
I flirted with Long Crag I reckon.



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22 Lingmoor sunny.jpg
Appendix: opposite side of Lingmoor Fell, seen from Rossett Pike a month later.
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Re: Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:34 am

Another one bites the dust TEA, still no break with the weather though :( I see a few more posted so hopefully you'll get some improvement in those. As for your attempt at a snowman...well....don't give up the day job mate :lol:
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Re: Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:35 am

Another one bites the dust TEA, not the best of weather but it is mid Jan after all :roll: As for your attempt at a snowman...well....don't give up the day job mate :lol:
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Re: Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Postby Broggy1 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:44 am

Interesting combination of fells there! :clap:
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Re: Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Postby The English Alpinist » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:13 pm

ChrisW wrote:Another one bites the dust TEA, not the best of weather but it is mid Jan after all :roll: As for your attempt at a snowman...well....don't give up the day job mate :lol:


I couldn't find anything for a nose mate!
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Re: Little Langdale in the bleak midwinter

Postby ChrisW » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:17 pm

The English Alpinist wrote:
ChrisW wrote:Another one bites the dust TEA, not the best of weather but it is mid Jan after all :roll: As for your attempt at a snowman...well....don't give up the day job mate :lol:


I couldn't find anything for a nose mate!

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