Garry had booked me for a privately guided session a while back (in June) and as the day approached the weather was looking a little variable. The forecast was generally good (mild, some cloud and sun) but with rain and cloud later in the day. Continue reading
I love this outing – it’s one I’ve done many times and in varied conditions. Out with (competent climbing) friends, in good conditions it’s an excellent, easy-ish way up or down a classic mountain crag. It is a grade 3 scramble however, with big drops over the classic crags and, certainly when escorting novices a rope is required…
The warm weather continued for our 9am ascent of the Pike from Seathwaite, where I met Neil at the turning circle. As we headed to Stockley Bridge, the scenery was as stunning as ever – and certainly for someone’s who’s not been to Borrowdale before, it must have been fantastic…
The BG leg…
Jillian had booked a guided trail run and night guiding session some time back in June – when the weather was distinctly more mild. In early July, as the booking was approaching, Britain was beginning to experience something we hadn’t seen in the Lakes for some time – actual Summer. What’s more, not only was the big yellow disc high in the sky but it was burning with an intensity more suited to continental Europe than north-western Cumbria. Continue reading
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Sunday 16th – Scafell Pike from Seathwaite with Martin and Marie
This was a fairly last minute booking from two pretty fit and keen walkers. We made it up and down pretty quickly. With some navigation training they’d be more than able to take on this and bigger fells…
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Andy had booked me for an ascent of Pillar Rock via Slab & Notch a few weeks back – he was wanting to walk all of the Nuttalls (hills of >2,000ft with >50ft prominence:
EWRegions/Nuttalls.php) and Pillar Rock was the last on his list – for reasons that will become apparent, if you’re not already aware…
It was a pretty big group but the weather was set fair, so I wasn’t too worried about the ascent (including the notorious?) Bad Step on the Corridor (there and back!).
I had originally been booked for a group of about 12, with one or two experienced walkers (and a paramedic) present – within my usual ratios – so I was a little surprised to find 22 walkers arriving at the Seathwaite turning circle!