Sunday, 9 October 2016

First Train Over

First Train Over

Once again we returned to our new fave mountaineering hut in the Dales for a few days, am totally blown over by this place. Traditionally if you use other clubs huts you have to formally book in advance just like a Youth Hostel BUT my climbing club has done a deal so that we just need to ring up to get quick access within minutes, ideal if you are weather dodgers like us.
Anyhow if you want top quality accomodation in the Dales for £5.50 pppn this is the place.
Once again the temps were up, hot sweaty ascents up steep inclines are never my first choice so during the heat of the day we slunk of into the cool shade of Foredale a north facing quarry for an afternoons climbing.
An early finish took us back to the hut for a snack and we are out for an evening walk round the Moughton Scar area finishing in darkness. I just love the stunning, almost plastic light in the hour before sunset. just time for a late tipple back at the hut after a full on action day.
Next day is same again after a later start BUT tonight the plan is to do an evening walk round the Ribblehead and pitch the tent so we can sample the equally gorgeous light conditions in the hour before dawn.
This time we return back to the hut for a late breakfast before packing up and driving home.


 Approaching Trow Gill

 Moughton Scar


Moughton Scar again

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