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Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Above the clouds: High Cup Nick


by pgrizz » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:20 pm

Date walked: 21/01/2011

Time taken: 6

Distance: 16.3 km

Ascent: 808m

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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby smirnie71 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:38 pm

What incredible photos and such beautiful light, inspiring and masterful! Well done!! :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :D
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby pgrizz » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:48 pm

smirnie71 wrote:What incredible photos and such beautiful light, inspiring and masterful! Well done!! :clap: :clap: :thumbup: :D

Thank you, it was a special day weather-wise.
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby Milesy » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:23 pm

Cracking... That cliff formation is strange as well - an escarpment of some sort?
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby colgregg » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:00 am

Milesy wrote:Cracking... That cliff formation is strange as well - an escarpment of some sort?

It is an escarpment which forms the uppermost part of the glacial U shaped valley on both it's sides. The rim of cliffs at the head of the valley are the most impressive and and the highest but they taper out lower down the valley. Google it and you will find plenty reference / pics of what is a "North country highlight".
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby kev_russ » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:57 pm

Superb :)
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby pgrizz » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:39 am

kev_russ wrote:Superb :)

Thanks very much.
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby trickeyja » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:02 pm

Gorgeous pictures, I'd love to be in the hills in an inversion again! :D
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby pgrizz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:10 pm

trickeyja wrote:Gorgeous pictures, I'd love to be in the hills in an inversion again! :D

Thanks for that: it was just one of those days. It would have been easy to turn back or not even set off.
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby ChrisW » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Spectacular inversion PG, not sure how I missed it first time round but I'm thankful for your delayed response to 'Trickeyja' for bring these beautiful photos back around. What a glorious day for a hike....roll on summer :D
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:58 pm

Absolutely amazing pictures. A day in the hills doesn't get much better than that :D I'm now inspired to visit High Cup Nick ASAP.
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby colgregg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:06 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Absolutely amazing pictures. A day in the hills doesn't get much better than that :D I'm now inspired to visit High Cup Nick ASAP.

High cup Nick is a great Day out. I did it a couple of years ago from the Tees in good weather. :
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4256
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:17 pm

colgregg wrote:High cup Nick is a great Day out. I did it a couple of years ago from the Tees in good weather. :
http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=4256


Hadn't thought about approaching it from the North. Thanks for the suggestion CG
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby pgrizz » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:08 pm

johnkaysleftleg wrote:Absolutely amazing pictures. A day in the hills doesn't get much better than that :D I'm now inspired to visit High Cup Nick ASAP.

Thank you very much. High Cup is a must see and is dramatic in most weathers: assuming you can see it it that is. All approaches are good and an approach from the north can be made from Dufton by following Maize Beck out of Great Rundale Tarn. I recently approached from Murton (good free car park) and Murton Fell (a boggy Hewitt) and retured along the eastern cliffs before cutting over Trundale Gill and Murton Pike (fantastic views) and back to Murton.
Enjoy your trip whichever way you do it.
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby garyhortop » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:51 am

Wow Grizz.....what an absolute stunner!! I hope to be up that way in a couple of weeks time when I drop Step-son back to Uni in Lancaster. I was thinking that I was going to have a go at the Yorks three peaks....well at least one of two of them!.....now you have given me a some real food for thought as this looks totally stunning!

Awesome! :D
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Re: Above the clouds: High Cup Nick

Postby pgrizz » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:25 am

garyhortop wrote:Wow Grizz.....what an absolute stunner!! I hope to be up that way in a couple of weeks time when I drop Step-son back to Uni in Lancaster. I was thinking that I was going to have a go at the Yorks three peaks....well at least one of two of them!.....now you have given me a some real food for thought as this looks totally stunning!

Awesome! :D

Thanks very much, weather like that makes for easy photography. It is worth seeing.
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