Robinson, Hindscarth, Dale Head

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson
Hewitts: Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson
Date walked: 25/06/2020
Distance: 13km
Ascent: 945m
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Quick Newlands 2

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Wainwrights: Ard Crags, Knott Rigg
Date walked: 15/06/2020
Distance: 7km
Ascent: 326m
Views: 38

Sale Fell

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Wainwrights: Sale Fell
Date walked: 07/06/2020
Distance: 2km
Ascent: 228m
Views: 35

Loweswater 4

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Wainwrights: Blake Fell, Burnbank Fell, Gavel Fell, Hen Comb
Date walked: 05/06/2020
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 743m
Views: 35

Ling Fell

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Wainwrights: Ling Fell
Date walked: 30/05/2020
Distance: 4.5km
Ascent: 274m
Views: 36

Compare The MoorCat

Wainwrights: Birkhouse Moor, Catstyecam
Hewitts: Catstyecam

Date walked: 18/05/2015

Time taken: 5.5 hours

Distance: 12km

Ascent: 780m

After the glorious past day in Greenburn, I wanted to get my friend up Hellvelyn as its a memorable summit and a real achievement for her.

We got up later than we wanted to and after a large breakfast we headed to Glenridding and parked up in another car park with the new number plate recognition system.
It was another wonderful day. Clear skies and warm, but not too hot. So we geared up and wandered off to the path up Birkhouse Moors South side. On the way we saw a Heron in the river, but it was damn hard to get a good shot if it.

Spot the Heron...

We got to the bottom and started the slow relentless slog up to the ridge of Birkhouse Moor. I was expecting this to be a test of my friends patience and legs after yesterday, but despite getting hot, she was still enjoying it. Excellent!
Near the top we met a few people who had told us that Striding Edge was iced up and someone had fallen off and died the day before. This seemed incongruous considering the lovely weather, but the higher got the more snow we saw on Hellvelyn.

The long stairway

In fact we heard other reports that a number of people had died on the ridge over the past few days. So my plan of taking her on the ridge as a real bit of adventure was out of the window.
We sat just past the summit of Birkhouse Moor and had a good look at Hellvelyn and Red Tarn. What a sight with the snow on the upper slopes. Did worry about cornices at the top though.

Hellvelyn and Red Tarn

I had climbed Hellvelyn plenty of times and seeing as Swirral Edge was apparently iced up too, we had a little sit in the sunshine and a think. I put my map over my eyes and almost fell asleep. After a while I sat up and looked at the scenery and had a great view of pyrimidal peak of Catstycam as well. Suddenly I remembered I hadn't climbed that one....


We had a wander down to Red Tarn and then I convinced her to climb up to Catstycam with me. We got to the top without any bother and had some water, whilst she took some videos and admired the view.

Swirral Edge from Catstycam summit

We headed down the East ridge and hit the path that took us all the way back to Glenridding. Another great day in the hills and another new summit ticked off for me. 6 in total for my friend!

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Day 4 Of 5 - Rugby And High Rigg

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: High Rigg
Date walked: 10/05/2015
Distance: 7.5km
Ascent: 230m
Views: 977

Day 3 Of 5 - Borrowdale Bits And Pieces

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Grange Fell, Great Crag, Seathwaite Fell
Date walked: 09/05/2015
Distance: 22.5km
Ascent: 1010m
Comments: 1
Views: 1783

Day 2 Of 5 - The Skiddaw 'Family'

Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Carl Side, Dodd, Latrigg, Long Side, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man, Ullock Pike
Hewitts: Carl Side, Long Side, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man
Date walked: 08/05/2015
Distance: 22.5km
Ascent: 1175m
Comments: 6
Views: 3011

Day 1 Of 5 - Silver How And Rannerdale Knotts

Wainwrights: Rannerdale Knotts, Silver How
Date walked: 07/05/2015
Distance: 3.5km
Ascent: 605m
Comments: 6
Views: 2323


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