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Gallery 2016 - February

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

There was a fine dusting of snow at the start of the month, which coupled with the occasional sunny day made for good days out on the hill. Here are two photos from from Mick.

This one is of Dodd (the Lorton one) seen on the ascent of the north ridge of Whiteside from Hopebeck. A fine little Birkett top.


And this is the summit ridge of Whiteside looking east towards Hopegill Head.


More snow fell in the month and Hugh & Norman had a walk up Rossett Pike to collect two Birketts.

Here is the superb Bowfell Buttress looking nearly as blade-like as the Inn Pin.

Ascending to Buck Pike from Stake Pass
On Buck Pike looking to Bowfell
Descending to Angle Tarn with Great End peaking through

On the same day, Mick had a trip up the north ridge of Skiddaw from Mellbecks. Wainwright says - 'Of all ways up Skiddaw this is the least interesting'. He included the Birkett top of Cockup on the way.

This photo is of the the fence running from Bakestall to Broad End. Andy Goldsworthy eat your heart out!

Gibraltar Crag and Skiddaw north top from Broad End.
Skiddaw summit trig point. Conditions were arctic!
Looking back to Broad End.

In the middle of February, Mick & Clare had a few days in Galloway to tick off a few tops.

14th Feb (Valentine's Day) "You said this was going to be a shelter!" - Hennessy's Shelter near the summit of Corserine (a Corbett).

14th Feb Wind-sculpted snow on Millfire (a Donald).
15th Feb Frozen tarn on Tarfessock (a Donald).
15th Feb "Is that it?" The summit of Shalloch on Minnoch (a Corbett).
23rd Feb View from the summit of Knoutberry Haw (Baugh Fell) over the Howgills to the snowy Lakeland Fells.
Mid-week Walk - Latterbarrow from Far Sawrey
Tony & Sue, Graham & Irene, Colin & Val, Roger, Mick, Frank, David, Hugh, Norman, and Daniel.
The cold spell at the end of February produced some lovely clear days, and this day was no exception. Starting from Far Sawrey, the thirteen members and guests had their first stop at the lovely Moss Eccles Tarn before walking on for coffee at Wise Een Tarn. Lunch was taken on Latterbarrow with a superb view all round. The return was via High Wray and the shores of Windermere. Refreshment in the Sawrey Hotel (now renamed the Cuckoo Brow Inn) rounded off an excellent day: thanks to Sue & Tony.

Here they are at the start of the walk, from left to right: David, Norman, Roger, Colin, Irene, Val, Graham, Hugh, Tony, Daniel, Sue, Frank, with Mick taking the photo
Moss Eccles Tarn
Wise Een Tarn
On the summit of Latterbarrow
Lunch under the summit
A great view over to Pike O'Stickle, Harrison Stickle, and Pavey Ark.
A complicated gate locking system near High Wray. All the people with access to the land have their own key and lock, but any one key holder can open the gate - very clever. Not that it stopped us as it wasn't actually locked when we passed through it!
Tea stop by Windermere
By the end of the month most of the snow had gone with only vestigies remaining on the northern and eastern slopes. These two are of Mardale
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