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Gallery 2015 - August
|Colin Jennings ran the Borrowdale Fell Race again this year - "the toughest fell race of the year for me". In good weather he was pleased to get under 4 hours.|
Evening Walk - Environs of Sizergh
Clare & Mick, Tony & Sue, Graham & Irene, Sandra & Tony, Val, Hugh
We attempted this walk in May but was rained off, so this was our second and successful attempt. Meeting again at the Strickland Arms, Clare and Mick led us down Nanny Pie Lane to the river and all the way northwards until Hawes Bridge where we turned eastwards and up to Prizet. Crossing the A6, the route led up to Briggs House Farm where we appeared to walk through someone's back garden, and along to Helsington Church via some frisky cows which enabled Val to demonstrate her nifty wall climbing techniques. Timing was spot on as the sun was just sinking below the Coniston skyline. Then back to the Strickland Arms via Sizergh castle and a well earned pint (or two).
Thanks to Clare & Mick for a well thought out route. Even in an area that we all think we know well, there are always new paths to trod.
|Reflections in the River Kent from the suspension bridge near Wilson Place, Sedgwick|
|Watching the setting sun over the Coniston Fells, from Helsington Church.|
Saturday Scramble - Dungeon Ghyll and Jacks Rake
Mike and Cath, Mick, Kevin, Hugh
|The forecast of zero% chance of rain was refuted by early morning drizzle, but it soon cleared up as the four started the sramble in the lower parts of Dungeon Ghyll, with Cath wisely opting for dry feet. Forced to escape onto the bank by the conditions, we soon entered the ghyll again above the first and main waterfall and scrambled up the side of the second waterfall. All to soon we exited the ghyll by the lovely waterfall at the top of the ravine: surely one of the finest waterfalls not in clear view from the surrounding fell. Then across the fell to Stickle Tarn and lunch with Cath.
Jacks Rake beckoned and so we walked up the scree to the foot of the rake where we were joined by a fellow scrambler (Tristram Seume) who joined our party for 'moral support'. The drizzle earlier on didn't cause a problem, and soon we were standing on the summit of Pavey Ark. What an excellent line the Rake is. Descent was made by Sargeant Man, and the day was completed with a pint in the Stickle Barn. Tristram joned us and he turned out to be the guitarist in Jackie Oates band.
Thanks to Mike for an excellent day out.
|The second waterfall, where the route goes up to the right of the fall.|
|Negotiating the large blocks in the ghyll -"wrong way Hugh!"|
|The top waterfall by the exit.|
|Hugh watching Mick exiting|
|Taking a break on Jacks Rake. Left to right from the top, Mike, Mick, Tristram, and Hugh, with Kevin taking the photo.|
|Near the top. From left to right: Mick, Mike, Hugh, Tristram.|
|A photo from Norman Bell of a walker below the summit of Hopegill Head, looking towards Criffel in Scotland.|
The following photos are from Mel Middleton's trip to Switzerland.
|Weather not so good on this day so we did an easy 4,000 peak - the Allainhorn|
|Mont Blanc de Chillon, seen above the Dix Hut when doing the Walkers Haute Route|
|Mont Blanc de Chillon summit ridge|
|Mont Blanc de Chillon summit|
|From one Mont Blanc to another|
Aiguille Rouge - Swiss version
Mel says "It was to the left of the ladders we climbed up when we [Hugh and Mel] did the walkers Haute Route. Incidentally the glacier has retreated so much since we were there that the ladders are no longer reachable and another set has been built - much better.
|Aiguille Rouge - summit|
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