Profile

  1. Alan
  2. Main Forum
  3. 14-02-2016 16:02
Far better than the football

Red tarn from low spying how bottled striding edge due to the wind :lol:

http://i66.tinypic.com/1z6dq2r.jpg
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/8f41385228d3f9e7103bb5d2ee219c3e.jpg
Stayed in Dubs hut last night.. Walked up from honister mine. Was a great sunset and got there as darkness fell.


You picked a corker of a stopover at Dubs weather wise mate I'll stay there one day did you get far today?
  1. 26-03-2017 19:51
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 251
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
loved the snowman/nixon dig :lol:

Dubs hut...was in wreck and ruin, pile o rubble as i remember yonks ago..all done up now.

remember helping a young couple find way down warnscale...mist came down, rain..wet..they had t shitrs and trainers on..they said..it was sunny when we set off..suthen rivets lol
helped a few lost folks down owa the years.. no respect for the hills ..lucky ones survive..many don't.


Awesome pics Alan..again..thanks.

Another lal bothy..not as spectacular as Dubs...but to see sun set..and see dawn break...dont really matter where ye are.

http://www.lakedistrict-walks.co.uk/2011/October/28.10.2011_Carrock_Fell.html
  1. 26-03-2017 22:43
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 252
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Langdale Pikes today we were going to do Jacks Rake on Pavey Ark but it was quite slippy early on so gave it a swerve.
A brilliant day to be out in the fresh air with views to die for.

http://i65.tinypic.com/19l115.jpg


http://i64.tinypic.com/1zg7uya.jpg



http://i67.tinypic.com/1z1batz.jpg
  1. 02-04-2017 18:56
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 253
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/8f41385228d3f9e7103bb5d2ee219c3e.jpg
Stayed in Dubs hut last night.. Walked up from honister mine. Was a great sunset and got there as darkness fell.


Where Is Darkness Fell exactly? I can't find it on any of my O.S. maps.
  1. 02-04-2017 21:17
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 254
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I need to do the Langdale Pikes as I haven't done any of them once I'm back into the swing of things.
  1. 03-04-2017 17:36
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 255
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I thought I`d posted a photo of Pinnacle Ridge on St Sunday Crag (up there yesterday) but hasn`t come up on my screen - oh well I`ll try again.
  1. 03-04-2017 21:25
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 256
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
All i can say is fk that like....thats hardcore :p

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  1. 03-04-2017 21:39
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 257
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Jack's Rake up Pavey Ark? Mentalist.
  1. 03-04-2017 21:53
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 258
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
More like it (I think). Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag, one or two brown trouser moments, but otherwise a good day out.
  1. 03-04-2017 21:56
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 259
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Can't decide what would have went first, my legs because of the height or my arse, again because of the height.

Cracking photo though :)
  1. 03-04-2017 22:00
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 260
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
[img alt=[img ]http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y445/Rick0751/2010-04-10%2012%20Pinnacle%20Ridge_zpspqj6lecd.jpg[/img]]http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y445/Rick0751/2010-04-10%2012%20Pinnacle%20Ridge_zpspqj6lecd.jpg[/img]

More like it (I think). Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag, one or two brown trouser moments, but otherwise a good day out.



Great pic that pal when you look up to Pinnacle Ridge from the foot of St Sunday Crag it looks a hell of a slog to get there never mind start rock climbing afterwards.
  1. 03-04-2017 22:10
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 261
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I'll repeat what MRF said - Fk that, not a chance in hell!
  1. 03-04-2017 23:33
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 262
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
When you`re on the Ridge itself it`s not as bad as it looks on the photo, as you say Alan the worst bit is getting to the foot of the ridge - traversing quite steep hillside across scree.
  1. 04-04-2017 07:11
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 263
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Sun Trap B)

http://i64.tinypic.com/1051kzc.jpg
  1. 09-04-2017 20:24
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 264
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
When you`re on the Ridge itself it`s not as bad as it looks on the photo, as you say Alan the worst bit is getting to the foot of the ridge - traversing quite steep hillside across scree.


Even worse if you miss the Elmhow zigzag path, as I did on my first trip to Pinnacle Ridge. Remember reading somewhere that the flank of St Sunday is one of the steepest fellsides in England. Certainly felt that way making our way up there!
  1. 09-04-2017 21:30
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 265
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Nowhere near as balls out as Pinnacle Ridge.
Lords Rake on the the way up Scafell
http://i64.tinypic.com/sqgzsk.jpg


http://i66.tinypic.com/200c5l.jpg
  1. 09-04-2017 21:38
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 266
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Pinnacle ridge...i posted earlier on in this thread, also on old board..hairy stuff, i done it..roped up, tis not as bad as it looks mind :)

spent 3 days in Ennerdale last week, came home for sats game, should've stayed oot west!

Parked at Bleach Green, done Crag fell route till col...then over Anglers Crag, up Lake to River Liza, then over fb onto black sail pass, back by lake path, then a good meal and a 3 pints in Ennerdale, great day out.

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/cragfell_r1.htm

Sunday.. parked at St Martins old church, then up to Beda Fell..nice and gentle stroll back to car.

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/bedafell_r1.htm
  1. 11-04-2017 20:48
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 267
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Views from Glaramara top a White Hoss and a pint of Thirsty Rabbit at Riverside Bar Scafell Hotel.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2mg1bb4.jpg


http://i68.tinypic.com/nxvqjk.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/2ytxn2c.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/2qtblo6.jpg
  1. 15-04-2017 20:14
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 268
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
The Mrs & me have been talking about doing a few walks to lose a few pounds & to get out & about now the kids are up! Not sure where to start (gentle), or what gear (boots) etc! Any advice would be great. Thanks. P.s love this thread.
  1. 15-04-2017 21:44
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 269
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
The Mrs & me have been talking about doing a few walks to lose a few pounds & to get out & about now the kids are up! Not sure where to start (gentle), or what gear (boots) etc! Any advice would be great. Thanks. P.s love this thread.


We're in the same boat mate. Just started and not knowing much we've so far done Grike and Cragg fell from cold fell side a couple of times and a few walks around whinlatter forest itself plus you can branch off from there and do a couple of others like Barf and Lords seat. Did that last week and was decent. No where near the standard these lads on here are at though. I've also realised I'm scared of heights well scared of falling!!!
  1. 15-04-2017 22:14
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 270
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
This is a walk that me `n` our lass have done many a time and enjoy it every time, and would be a good introductory hillwalk for anyone thinking of taking up the admirable pastime.
Setting off from Keswick - take the ferry to Nicol End at Portinscale, then walk through the woodland to the foot of Catbells - up and over Catbells to the col at Hawse Gate, follow the good path downhill to the road, turn left and walk through Manesty Park to the jetty at Brandlehow, catch the ferry back to Keswick and indulge yourself with a Half Cow Pie and chips and a few sherbets at the George Hotel - absolute heaven.
  1. 15-04-2017 22:52
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 271
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Castle Crag from Grange is a nice starter walk not too much height to it but great veiws down Derwentwater .


Best advice invest in some properly fitted boots dont just go for cheap that feel ok in shop its a cast to bite you on the arse .
  1. 15-04-2017 23:30
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 272
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I was going to suggest Castle Crag, what a view for little effort although the slate can be quite slippy when wet. You can also carry on up the main path from Grange and then turn right onto High Spy and along the ridge of Maiden Moor and down Catbells towards Keswick.

One of the first walks MRF&I done was Catbells when there was around 200 Germans up there, I thought we'd been invaded.
  1. 15-04-2017 23:56
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 273
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I was going to suggest Castle Crag, what a view for little effort although the slate can be quite slippy when wet. You can also carry on up the main path from Grange and then turn right onto High Spy and along the ridge of Maiden Moor and down Catbells towards Keswick.

One of the first walks MRF&I done was Catbells when there was around 200 Germans up there, I thought we'd been invaded.


"slippy when wet" When you wrote this the first words that went through your mind were 'Johnny used to work on the docks' go on admit it :)
  1. 16-04-2017 00:37
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 274
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
I was going to suggest Castle Crag, what a view for little effort although the slate can be quite slippy when wet. You can also carry on up the main path from Grange and then turn right onto High Spy and along the ridge of Maiden Moor and down Catbells towards Keswick.

One of the first walks MRF&I done was Catbells when there was around 200 Germans up there, I thought we'd been invaded.


"slippy when wet" When you wrote this the first words that went through your mind were 'Johnny used to work on the docks' go on admit it :)


Have you ever heard the silentones cover version ? The next line fat bald militant bully boys on strike he's down on his luck is a classic.
  1. 16-04-2017 07:43
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 275
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
for novices..start off easy, then gradually build up, learn to use a map, perhaps go out with an experienced mate first, and as Alan said..good boots are essential.

Use this great site for maps, routes and pics

http://www.wainwrightroutes.co.uk/index.html

heres another good one


http://www.leaney.org/walks/walks.php

Lots of good places for kids, start em young and it will stay with them, was with my grandkids yesterday, from Haweswater, up nan bield..small water, over mardale ill bell..awesome views, i went down rough stile/crags..very steep..young uns carried on over kidsty pike, high street..i picked them up at Burnbanks owa far for me :)
  1. 16-04-2017 20:57
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 276
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Me and Mrs Mouldy walked Castle Crag today with my sisters and her flock. Nice and gentle with a little rough terrain at the summit but other than that just a good family day out.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170416/ed890bb2c85d42e906b899e85f170037.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170416/1c52444be35124a35ff48ac98fb4cb0b.jpg


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  1. 16-04-2017 21:52
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 277
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Away from lakes for a break on the east coast for a few days last week some nice but flat walks (Great for hikes from pub to pub without the risk of breaking your neck )Sizewell looking stunning in this one :P http://i63.tinypic.com/21o92s1.jpg
  1. 22-04-2017 21:14
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 278
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Nice to do 1st wild camp of the year down Ennerdale valley last night. Cracking spot next the river.Dark sky area as well.The stars looked amazing.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170422/2160debf7beea2833b6e588af9ab72d9.jpg

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  1. 22-04-2017 22:10
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 279
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Away from lakes for a break on the east coast for a few days last week some nice but flat walks (Great for hikes from pub to pub without the risk of breaking your neck )Sizewell looking stunning in this one :P http://i63.tinypic.com/21o92s1.jpg


The perfect allegory for United's season.

* All washed up *
  1. 22-04-2017 22:26
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 280
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
We had had our annual week in the lakes this week gone and with the forecast for the week indicating Monday would be the best day of the week I took the decision to climb the Magnificient 7. I deliberately chose not to attend Carlisle v Stevenage. I guess that highlights my frustration at the current debacle.

Anyway it was a wonderful day. Started at Torver. Climbed Dow Crag via the South Rake. Great scramble. Finished in the Sun Hotel. Some great pints.

My wife always takes the children for a day to allow me to do a 'big' walk. Got some great walks in with them as well.

If your interested.... pics links below.

Coniston Magnificent 7

https://goo.gl/photos/dRg4QNDCfg7K5PNH6

Family Loughrigg/Hallin

https://goo.gl/photos/KN93EBJZ3sss7hvh9
  1. 23-04-2017 20:07
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 281
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Brilliant pics Wimborne not too familiar with Coniston will deffo do it this year.
A bit of the Ullswater Way, Place Fell and on to Angle Tarn from a superb Sunday.

http://i65.tinypic.com/vzefjb.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/33o0aj6.jpg


http://i63.tinypic.com/2uxzfpy.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/2w2exdf.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/3093hwo.jpg
  1. 24-04-2017 19:12
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 282
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Sa Colobra tomorrow Alan-a tad warmer than the Lakes.Will take a photo from the bottom looking up before the climb out
  1. 24-04-2017 19:17
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 283
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Did this one today. Too easy for you lads no doubt but some good enough views for me ;)

http://www.theaa.com/walks/st-johns-in-the-vale-420668
  1. 24-04-2017 20:30
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 284
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
My illusions have been shattered :(

http://i68.tinypic.com/rh6g3n.jpg
  1. 26-04-2017 18:36
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 285
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
A couple of days hillwalking in the West of Scotland, missed the worst of the snow that fell further north and east.
  1. 26-04-2017 22:21
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 286
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
One here for the keen cyclists amongst us The Struggle where it meets Kirkstone Pass.
The pub looks a far better option that tackling that :ohmy:




http://i68.tinypic.com/2a916ht.jpg
  1. 28-04-2017 08:10
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 287
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
The Struggle - a descriptive and accurate name.
  1. 28-04-2017 08:37
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 288
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Havent done it yet... think i would prefer stop and get off drink ale int Golden Rule ;)

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  1. 28-04-2017 08:41
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 289
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Knott Rigg and Ard Crags, cheated as started off from top of Newlands Hause.

http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walk-1011-description

fabulous views for so little effort...ham and pease pud sarnies on summit, 3 pints in Twa Dogs on way home :)


great pics lads...wimbourne, thanks for sharing, alan too, and mark.

haa..the struggle is nowt...try wrynose and hard knott passes..seen many a clutch burnt oot on yon hairpins :lol:

3 points tomorrow..or we are done..not holding me hopes up :(
  1. 28-04-2017 23:44
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 290
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Could be camping in the galloway forest next week for a couple of days never been so be nice to discover a new area

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  1. 29-04-2017 09:42
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 291
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Don`t forget your midgey repellent MRF, the little monsters were emerging from the heather last week in Scotland, they haven`t grown their teeth yet but might give you a nasty suck.
  1. 30-04-2017 07:49
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 292
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Slightly off topic, but it's a sad day for the climbing world following the death of the ridiculously talented alpinist Ueli Steck.

The Swiss mountaineering legend fell 1km to his death on the slopes of Nuptse, as he made preparations to scale both Everest and Lhotse, the later being the fourth highest peak in the world. His antics in the Alps and the Himalaya were beyond belief, pushing the boundaries well beyond what was thought possible.

I've been following his exploits for the best part of a decade, and was shocked to hear the news. This man seemed to be invincible, and his death is a reminder that no man can tame nature.

RIP Ueli, a true giant of the hills.
  1. 30-04-2017 20:07
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 293
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Climbed the North Face of the Eiger in under 3 hours - chuffin` `ell - takes me 3 hours to get up Helvellyn with a following wind - usually the digestion process of the previous evenings curry.
  1. 30-04-2017 20:39
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 294
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
That looks an impressive sight, The Festival of Light above Braithwaite in support of victims of the Nepal earthquake. I saw the one last year on Catbells, wish I`d seen this one.

[img ]http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y445/Rick0751/Braithwaite_zpsaqzvrhdq.jpg[/img]
  1. 01-05-2017 07:45
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 295
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Did the Mallorca 312 on Saturday-spent most of the time looking at the tarmac but will post a photo of the stunning views around Deia when the site publishes them.
  1. 01-05-2017 08:16
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 296
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Climbed the North Face of the Eiger in under 3 hours - chuffin` `ell - takes me 3 hours to get up Helvellyn with a following wind - usually the digestion process of the previous evenings curry.


Surely the previous night's curry would assist in some form of Jet Propulsion to help you on your way up?
  1. 02-05-2017 16:11
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 297
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Quite right, if one applied a lighted match near the orifice it could assist the upward motion, but would have to beware of blowback or flame out.
  1. 02-05-2017 20:59
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 298
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
Mosedale today

https://www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_176.html

knott and great calva, never saw another soul, home shower and just in from a meal and a few pints :) up at 7am fer Exeter, 4 of us driving down.

come on lads..3 points..we can do it.
  1. 05-05-2017 23:15
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 299
Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
3 days camping in Galloway..Loch Doon was our 3rd destination not a bad spot likehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170506/5aab1205bcaa1bb8ad55b35e1fe0611d.jpg

Sent from my SM-J320FN using Tapatalk
  1. 06-05-2017 07:40
  2. Main Forum
  3. # 300


There are no replies made for this post yet.
Be one of the first to reply to this post!