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Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Wainwrights Round 2 completed


Postby mamoset » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:35 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Green Crag, Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Date walked: 24/08/2016

Time taken: 6.5

Distance: 14 km

Ascent: 1000m

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Well, the day finally came for the completion of our second round of Wainwrights. To stave off boredom, we have spent this round looking to do the tops from different directions, including doing as many direct ascents as we could. As it stands, I have now done 146 Wainwrights via a direct ascent, so only 68 to go :lol: :lol: :lol: By a strange quirk, the final 6 we had to do were the same 6 as our first round. So the haul out to Hardknott Pass was taken again, on what turned out to be a gloriously sunny hot day :clap: We parked at the summit of the pass and headed round to Hard Knott first, cheating a bit and leaving our packs in the car to be picked up on the way back past to Harter Fell :D It is only just over a 150m climb to the summit which we did quite quickly.
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Hard Knott comes in to view.
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Cloud lifting off the Scafell range.
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Hard Knott summit.
As the cloud lifted, the views were fantastic. It seems like an age since I was on the Scafells :shock: :?
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Scafells round to Crinkle Crags from Hard Knott.
After 10 minutes taking photo's we left and headed to get our packs.
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Harter Fell and Green Crag, our next & last two.
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Coniston Fells in the sun.
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Scafell Pike, Broad Crag & Ill Crag.
After collecting our packs, we took the path around Peathill Crag and headed up the hillside. It was very wet under foot, but on a hot day like this, it wasn't a real problem :crazy: This route takes you up past Demming Crag and finally up onto Harter Fell.
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Looking back from below Demming Crag.
Though there is a trig point on Harter Fell, the true summit is a little scramble up onto a rock formation next to it.
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Harter Fell true summit.
After a 10 minute break, it was time to face the boggy path over Ulpha Fell to Green Crag.
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Scafell range now clear.
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The Wast Water fells, too many to name.
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Green Crag in the foreground.
We found a fairly dry route across Ulpha Fell, where the heather was in full bloom.
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Eskdale Fell in the foreground, Pillar beyond.
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Green Crag.
In what seemed like no time at all, we were atop Green Crag and once again, the Wainwrights were done. :clap: 8) :D
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Green Crag summit, Round 2 complete.
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Looking N from Green Crag.
Strangely, there didn't seem the sense of achievement as the first time, though later, on the way home, it dawned on us that it does take some doing, and I am really pleased with what we have accomplished. After having a bite to eat, we left and made our way towards the path alongside Spothow Gill.
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Bowfell dominates the skyline.
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Harter Fell with Coniston Fells beyond.
Once on the path, we made decent time, until we came to Jubilee Bridge and the foot of Hardknott Pass. How many walks finish with a nigh on 300m climb :shock: :crazy: :lol:
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Looking down Eskdale.
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Final look at the big ones!!!
So, it has took 8 years & 8 months to complete the round twice, I honestly can't see a third round happening, some of the places just don't entice you back :lol: :shock: But, like James Bond was once told, Never say never again!!!!!
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby dav2930 » Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:01 pm

Congratulations mamoset :clap: :clap:
What a cracking day you had for it. The photos are beauties esp. of upper Eskdale and the heather in bloom. What next I wonder?
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby mamoset » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:30 pm

dav2930 wrote:Congratulations mamoset :clap: :clap:
What a cracking day you had for it. The photos are beauties esp. of upper Eskdale and the heather in bloom. What next I wonder?


Thanks dav, was a grand day. As for next, just enjoy being out I think, without looking at "how many to go" :lol:
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby ChrisW » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:29 pm

Congratulations on a great achievement mamoset, it might not have felt the same to you second time around but it really is a huge undertaking just once, twice is incredible :clap: :clap:

I guess you can now look at which hills you really enjoy and make a 'don't waste your time on the wainwrights' book for those who only want the best :wink:

Great stuff mate, really glad you got celebration weather to go along with it, quite right too :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby simon-b » Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:22 am

Well done mamoset. :clap:
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby mamoset » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:39 pm

ChrisW wrote:Congratulations on a great achievement mamoset, it might not have felt the same to you second time around but it really is a huge undertaking just once, twice is incredible :clap: :clap:

I guess you can now look at which hills you really enjoy and make a 'don't waste your time on the wainwrights' book for those who only want the best :wink:

Great stuff mate, really glad you got celebration weather to go along with it, quite right too :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Chris for your kind words, i like the thought of doing what i want now, rather than follow the book, at least it'll be that way in England :lol: :wink:

simon-b wrote:Well done mamoset. :clap:


Cheers simon :thumbup:
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:20 pm

Well done on round Two :clap: :clap:
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby mamoset » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:45 am

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Well done on round Two :clap: :clap:


cheers jk :D
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby rockhopper » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:26 pm

Congratulations :clap: That's quite a feat and a cracking day for it as well. Have only ever been up two of them rather a long time ago - wold be nice to go back some time but not sure if/when - cheers :)
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Re: Wainwrights Round 2 completed

Postby mamoset » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:55 pm

rockhopper wrote:Congratulations :clap: That's quite a feat and a cracking day for it as well. Have only ever been up two of them rather a long time ago - wold be nice to go back some time but not sure if/when - cheers :)

Thanks rockhopper, there's many a good day can be spent amongst the lakeland fells.
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