The weather forecast for the weekend looked dire meaning a trip up north wasn't on the cards, as I'd managed to get out quite a lot over the past few months I felt that I needed to do something to maintain the level of fitness I'd attained, so decided to climb my local 'training' hill Goat Fell..........twice.
It was by far the most ridiculous thing I have ever done but gave me some good training for the big days up North, plus it still meant I could have time for a pint in the Ormidale Bar and catch the 16:40 ferry home
Goat Fell ascents No 35 + 36 for me
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