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

ALPES MARITIMES

The Lakes of Vens looked impossibly beautiful. High in the mountains at 2400 metres the three blue-green pools lie in a hanging valley surrounded by sensationally jagged ridges, overlooked by a small Club Alpine Francais refuge. We spent most of the afternoon failing to take good enough pictures, and were … Continue reading

EASTER GRAMPIANS

    Some pictures of a couple of days at Easter. Steve’s Munro list took us to Glas Tulachain and Carn an Righ — the Hill of The King, followed by the Beinn a’Ghlo circuit.    Boisterous northwesterly weather often means short sharp squalls of rain or hail which quickly … Continue reading