Walter goes to Lakeland

Mr Murray and I had no need of the axes and crampons were were carrying, because the mountains were simply covered on a blanket of 100mm to 150 mm of soft new snow….. nothing hard to slip on (or to hold an axe in). Cold and clear, there were plenty … Continue reading

EIGHT IN OCTOBER

Eight in October The trees definitely were in their autumn beauty as we passed up Glen Nevis and beyond the mighty Steall waterfall. Dolly Steve and I headed for Sgurr Coinnich Mor (1095 metres) which lies “back o’ the Ben” and is the western outlier of the great Grey Corries … Continue reading

SNOWY HALLSFELL

Hallsfell Ridge on Blencathra was in full winter condition on the rocky section above 600 metres last Saturday. (17th Feb). Dolly, Steve M, Paul and I prayed hard for the mist to lift, but it didn’t. The narrow top of the ridge is an entertaining scramble with axe and crampons. … Continue reading