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A weekend in the hills at last!

A weekend in the hills at last!


Postby NevJB » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:04 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Crinkle Crags

Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Crinkle Crags (Long Top), Crinkle Crags South Top

Date walked: 18/03/2009

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Managed to get away from work for a weekend in the Lakes. Went with brother Neill and his daughter Grace (16). Saturday (14/3) we attempted Helvellyn - walked up from Glenridding to just short of The Hole in the Wall. Could barely stand - Grace was in serious danger of being blown away - needless to say we retreated. Better to to live and fight another day!
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Sunday (15/3) was far better - managed Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. Despite initial reservations Grace did remarkably well - she enjoyed the 'Bad Step' far more than the slog up to Great Knott. The only downside of the day was the drive home to Essex. A great weekend - now looking forward to our annual foray in the W Highlands in the middle of May.
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Re: A weekend in the hills at last!

Postby mountain coward » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:01 pm

You definitely did right to turn back when it was so windy - I think wind is the most dangerous thing there is in the hills, especially when it's gusty!
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Re: A weekend in the hills at last!

Postby susanmyatt » Thu Mar 19, 2009 1:38 pm

You don't have to remind my husband about the slog up to Great Knott, the bad step he went around :lol:
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