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30 Sep 2019 18:35 #701 by Alan
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Lake District 4 passes Challenge.
As tough an event as I've ever done 19 miles with 4 high level Lake District passes to negate Styhead, Black Sail, Scarth Gap and Honister being a Brutal finale.
A superb well organised event will be back next year.
A few shots on one of many breather stops :-D






















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30 Sep 2019 19:58 #702 by Zebby
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Well done Alan sounds brutal would love to be able to try something like that,.my arthritic ankle and knees would have me laid up for a week lol

You'll need a good re fuel after that

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30 Sep 2019 20:15 #703 by Yorkie Blue
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Real tough guy stuff Alan, well done


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30 Sep 2019 21:30 #704 by Yorkie Blue
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A few years have passed since last I trod on Helvellyns fair slopes, today was the day to re-make the acquaintance.

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An unpopulated Striding Edge - heaven.
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01 Oct 2019 10:37 #705 by Alan
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Yorkie Blue wrote: Real tough guy stuff Alan, well done


Not forgetting the large amount of female competitors too it was a superb effort all round.




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01 Oct 2019 10:39 #706 by Alan
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Yorkie Blue wrote: A few years have passed since last I trod on Helvellyns fair slopes, today was the day to re-make the acquaintance.



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Me and one of my lads are doing it this weekend weather permitting.
From Wythburn then Red tarn edges round.




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01 Oct 2019 11:26 #707 by Yorkie Blue
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Alan wrote:

Yorkie Blue wrote: Real tough guy stuff Alan, well done


Not forgetting the large amount of female competitors too it was a superb effort all round.


Aye, I`ve been a bit politically incorrect there, a spell at the re-education establishment required.

On a more serious note, it is noticeable that there are many more females, and quite attractive ones, out on the hills these days. When I first started hillwalking it was difficult to differentiate between the sexes, often, though not always, it was a beard that was the determining factor in identification. In latter years the better designed outdoor wear has probably contributed to the influx and added to the pleasure of a day out on the hill.


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01 Oct 2019 15:35 #708 by Zebby
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My daughter climbs indoors trains at least twice a week and does the competition's at weekends it's getting very popular and would say it's about 50/50 split male female not sure if that transfers to outdoor climbing mind

Would recommend it to anyone who has kids or grandkids if there's a climbing center near you great way to keep fit and gain strength she's been doing it since 7 she's nearly 14 and loves it

I quite enjoy sitting there watching with a coffee watching some of the climbs they do are amazing some of the GB squad train there unbelievable what they can do

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02 Oct 2019 16:27 #709 by Yorkie Blue
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Spot on Zebby, Indoor climbing is great exercise, I use the climbing wall at the Sands Centre, here in Carlisle, a couple of times a week, it`s good for fitness, core strength, suppleness, technique and balance, and these skills and attributes transfer well, breed confidence and set you in good stead when on the crag.

Personally, I prefer the indoor wall to the gym, I get the same, or almost the same range of exercise, but the problem solving of climbing a route gives more satisfaction than doing "reps".


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02 Oct 2019 19:50 #710 by Zebby
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I must say Yorkie if they had been around when I was younger I would have been into it I think,I have had a couple of sneaky goes and it's fun but the landing on the mats kills my knees so I stick to my reps at the gym, I have always trained in gym but climbing is a perfect way to transfer that strength straining intact it's a more natural way to develop strength especially core,it's very pleasing to see just how popular it's getting

That speed climbing is worth watching aswell it's going to be in Olympics in 2020 I think it will attract even more to climbing as ai can see folk wanting to give it a go when they see it

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06 Oct 2019 19:00 #711 by Alan
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Helvellyn from Wythburn down Swirral Edge and Up Striding Edge.
A stiff cool breeze and slippery damp rock made it at bit trickier than normal.
My youngests first go on the Edges he loved it
Not as good a day weather-wise as you Yorkie mind. :-)













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06 Oct 2019 20:25 #712 by CCU
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06 Oct 2019 20:54 #713 by Laffy
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Christ-reminds me of the walk on to the Valley Blanche at the top of Aguilles Midi in Chamonix-horrible walk

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07 Oct 2019 11:05 #714 by Yorkie Blue
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Helvellyn from Wythburn down Swirral Edge and Up Striding Edge.
A stiff cool breeze and slippery damp rock made it at bit trickier than normal.
My youngests first go on the Edges he loved it
Not as good a day weather-wise as you Yorkie mind.


That`d be a good old re-ascent of Helvellyn Alan, you`d have lost a few hundred feet there dropping off the top to go back up Striding Edge.


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16 Oct 2019 14:10 - 16 Oct 2019 14:11 #715 by newcarlislefan
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Not been so well past few months so great to see the photos on here of people out on the fells – a real tonic. On the mend again so managed to get a good few walks in recently.
First two are on Graystones above Lorton. Not an area I know well but very beautiful and very quiet. The photos show the Vale of Lorton and the Loweswater Fells and then Whinlatter and some of the Grasmoor group.
A really lovely spot, not a soul about really and a good area to wander about in the shorter days. I had a walk across to Broom Fell and Lords seat. Grassy easy walking and so peaceful.
Next 6 are from Borrowdale and a walk from Rosthwaite up onto Eagle Crag, then onto Seargant’s Crag and back around to Stonethwaite by Greenup Edge.
What a fantastic walk this was. Beautiful valley walking to begin with great views of Borrowdale and Langstrathdale when on top with a nice little scramble up through the rock on Eagle Crag.
As the days shorten I think the walk along Greenup Edge from Stonethwaite through to Grasmere would be a nice lower level walk.
Second from last is from Ling Fell looking across Sale Fell, Bassenthwaite and the Northern Fells. Such an easy walk and went up with my daughter.
Last 1 is from the Skiddaw foothills, coming down off the tops in the early evening.
Great to get out and about again and nothing quite like being in the hills.
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16 Oct 2019 18:42 #716 by Alan
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Nice shots Ncf sorry to here you've been unwell but great to see your now putting the miles in .
How did you find Eagle Crag btw my first go went a tad wrong I headed too far left on way up and in ended up a very tricky painful Scramble :-D lessons have been learnt since.




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16 Oct 2019 18:51 #717 by Zebby
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Glad your on the mend NCF

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17 Oct 2019 08:55 - 17 Oct 2019 08:57 #718 by newcarlislefan
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Alan wrote: Nice shots Ncf sorry to here you've been unwell but great to see your now putting the miles in .
How did you find Eagle Crag btw my first go went a tad wrong I headed too far left on way up and in ended up a very tricky painful Scramble :-D lessons have been learnt since.


Funnily enough, Alan, I went wrong as well but even before that!
I crossed over Stonethwaite Beck and started walking on the path towards Langstrathdale before realising I'd gone too far.
It's not an obvious path up to the crag so easily missed.
If you follow the drystone wall up after you've crossed the beck - it's almost opposite the sheepfolds on the other side of the beck. Hopefully the photo makes it clear looking back down towards the beck.
It was blowing a gale on the top so I tried to get down through the rock for some shelter and you do have to be careful - a bit hairy in places with a bit of exposure. Quite a good scramble going up but not easy going down.
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17 Oct 2019 08:56 #719 by newcarlislefan
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Zebby wrote: Glad your on the mend NCF


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17 Oct 2019 12:18 #720 by Wukkie
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You timed it right heading for Broom Fell walk if you don't like lots of folk about because in the Summer that place is heaving.

Funnily enough you's two are not the only ones to go wrong on Eagle Crag as the second time MRF and I ever went hiking we took the wrong route too. (All his fault btw as he was chief navigator) and we ended up scrambling up to very large and steepish boulders. We had three Jack Russells with us and when I saw two of them do a 360 degrees turn that was enough for me as I was struggling to get up myself. He only took about six years to admi that we took the wrong route!
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