Have you ever been asked what do you do with all your photos? As a mountaineer who loves to take photos, like many, I have thousands of photos stored and gathering dust, some are naff some are ok.
They cover a wide range of activities in fact anything that gives me an excuse to go walking, scrambling, mountaineering.
Hopefully there will still be something for everyone, if anyone wants to contribute feel free.
Remember each photo has its own story and this is my way of putting them to use.
Great Gable via Napes Traverse and Westmorland Crag
Climbers on Pinnacle Ridge adjacent to Napes Needle
thing that gets up my nose nowadays in fact since the great storm of
1987, is that the BBC and other weather forcasters always play it
wants to be another Michael Fish so they always give you the case
been watching the weather for a couple of days it looked ok Monday,
good on Tuesday, even better Wednesday thro Thursday.
I made my plans accordingly for a crack of dawn start to go to the
Lakes on Tuesday morning, Got up early, turned BBC breakfast on,
Carol Kirkwood now predicted heavy rain by 11.00 and it would
continue thro the rest of the day into the night.
the strength of the latest info we had a relaxed start thinking we
were not gonna get much done today. Plan B was to go to climbing at
Bram Crag a recently developed venue 5 minutes walk off the road from
Threlkeld down to St Johns in the Vale.
arrived at 12.00, it was warm and sunny, we bagged 3 top quality rock
climbs then a sharp downfall. Expecting this was the start of a
substantial storm we retreated to the car and drove onto our
accomodation at Grange in Borrowdale. The substantial storm petered
out after 10 mins en route. So we had got settled in had a brew and
went out for an evening walk to try and salvage something from the
day it was a fantastic sunset.
WHY,WHY, can't the BBC just give us no bull(s)hit accurate weather
morning we wake to misty conditions, plan A is to walk up to Napes
via Taylor Gill then one of the best run of scrambles in the Lake
District Threading the Needle, Napes Traverse, Sphinx Ridge then up
to Westmorland Crag, topping out at the Cairn approx 200m from the
summit of Great Gable. The clouds lift as we get to Taylor Gill and
we are treated to incredible atmospherics. The rest of the day is hot
and hazy, not enough water so we detour to a reliable spring and fill