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Gallery 2018 - November

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday this year coincided with Armistice Day, it being 100 years since the signing of the armistice which brought peace at the end of WW1.

10 Fellfarers braved the weather and walked to the ceremony on Castle Crag, where Maja took the two photos below.

Roger meanwhile walked to Great Gable for the traditional ceremony. He took the three photos below and writes -

I went on a last minute whim: I'm glad I did as it was quite moving although they only held a two minutes silence. If anything else was planned it would have been impossible with the wind and rain and the size of the crowd - it could have been three to four thousand at a guess. The announcement of the silence had to be passed back in the crowd by word of mouth. The silence was followed by a round of applause, something I've not come across before, but I suppose I'm a bit behind the times.The big minus was queuing, fifty minutes from Windy Gap to the summit, and then an hour from the summit back to Windy Gap.

Looking back along the long line of walkers heading from Honister to Great Gable.
Looking the other way towards Green Gable
The Honister car park bulging at the seams.

Apart from being the easiest way to walk up Great Gable, Honister Pass is also used by the Vintage Sports Car Club as part of their 4-stage event. Here the quarry road up to the Drum House is being used as the only hill climb in this years event.

Thanks to Norman for the photo.

An erratic boulder near Racom Bands on lowers slopes of Glaramara.
Great to see an ex Fellfarer in the Winter edition of Summit, the BMC magazine. In a long article featuring pioneering women climbers from early days to current, Jammy Cross is featured. Both her and Mabel Barker, who is also featured, are covered in the Clubs 75th anniversary book.

Mid-week Walk - Lingmoor from Elterwater

Led by Roger, thirteen members enjoyed a walk over Lingmoor, returning via Side Pike and Great Langdale. There was a light dusting of snow on the tops, but poor visibility obscured most of it.

On the summit, from left to right: Clare, Roger (behind as usual), Frank, Irene, Hugh, Val, Norman, Les, Graham, Mike, Kevin, with Mick taking the photo.

Lunch was taken on the descent to Side Pike: out of the wind but still no view


The steep descent from Lingmoor had some interesting sections given the wet conditions.

Looking towaqrds Side Pike

From top to bottom: Roger, Hugh, Les, and Norman


'Fat mans agony' below Side Pike always provides a laugh, as people struggle through the squeeze carrying their rucksacks in front or behind.
Mike and Kevin taking a break below Side Pike, with the Langdale Pikes behind showing a dusting of snow.


The long wait is over. At 2pm on Monday November 26th, the large block on Castle Rock that had been slowly working itself loose over the past few years, finally detached itself and fell onto the scree below. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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