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  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:

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Just seen the photos, it would be hard to disagree with the tractor theory - there was about three cars or so smashed and I think that a car wouldn't be in a fit state to drive off after that if it was a car that hit them, you would certainly be able to spot it anyhow.
  1. 13-11-2017 00:10
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Just seen the photos, it would be hard to disagree with the tractor theory - there was about three cars or so smashed and I think that a car wouldn't be in a fit state to drive off after that if it was a car that hit them, you would certainly be able to spot it anyhow.


Poor form by all concerned parking like a Dick doesn't deserve your car to be wrecked by a [censored]. of a farmer pulling a trailer.


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  1. 13-11-2017 09:27
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Winter is here B)


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  1. 28-11-2017 19:19
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Bloody hell look at that curvature. Did you get that photo from NASA Alan?
  1. 29-11-2017 10:05
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Must`ve stood on top of the trig column for a bit of extra height, and the curvature - nail in the coffin of the flat earth debate.
  1. 29-11-2017 20:07
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Fish-eye lens.
Either that or the world is a lot smaller than we thought.
  1. 29-11-2017 22:04
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Nah the camera doesn’t lie unless it’s a NASA one ;)

Looks like you can just see the Antarctic ice wall in background as well.
  1. 29-11-2017 22:33
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Loving these Winter Conditions atm hike from Kirkstone Pass going as far as Kentmere the returning back to the Kirkstone Pass pub for a couple of beers.

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  1. 09-12-2017 20:53
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Well that's all the shit I've ate and drank over Christmas burnt off, If only Fell Walking repaired my liver too :)

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  1. 28-12-2017 19:16
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You got some corkers marra. Its stunning at this time of year on clear days.Was up Dent by Cleator Moor yesterday,the views were lovely looking over the fells

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  1. 28-12-2017 19:45
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Good photos Alan, stunning scenery.
  1. 28-12-2017 22:31
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My new years resolution is to get back out on the fells as it's been too long. Looking to ease myself in at first.
  1. 28-12-2017 22:43
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You got some corkers marra. Its stunning at this time of year on clear days.Was up Dent by Cleator Moor yesterday,the views were lovely looking over the fells

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First time i have ever seen Cleator Moor and lovely in the same sentence.
  1. 29-12-2017 09:03
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You got some corkers marra. Its stunning at this time of year on clear days.Was up Dent by Cleator Moor yesterday,the views were lovely looking over the fells

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First time i have ever seen Cleator Moor and lovely in the same sentence.


Totally agree. He should have used a full stop after yesterday.
  1. 29-12-2017 09:31
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Well i did make a video on you tube of my walk..the opening sequence said it all about the spot lol

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  1. 29-12-2017 10:01
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My new years resolution is to get back out on the fells as it's been too long. Looking to ease myself in at first.


Me to. Went up Skiddaw by Bakestall,off the side by Carl Side and Long Side two Easter’s ago. Never find the time these days,plus spending £££s on golf membership makes me do that on free days.
  1. 29-12-2017 16:28
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Me `n` Mrs YB`s 192nd Wainwright, The Nab - walking up from Hartsop, photo looking to the Helvellyn range. Beautiful day but if anyone out there attempts this hill, do it during a drought or freeze, there`s some serious peat haggs just below the summit, all nicely frozen today so good underfoot.
  1. 08-01-2018 20:50
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Blencathra today.


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  1. 20-01-2018 22:14
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Good forecast, day off work, Fairfield Horseshoe, brilliant day out for me `n` our lass.

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  1. 26-01-2018 21:25
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The attraction of the match v Chesterfield was foregone by the lure of a Scottish hillwalking weekend on the Isle of Skye with a few mates.

From Blaven looking to the Cuillin.
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The Cuillin from Glen Brittle
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  1. 19-02-2018 21:57
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Is that a frozen tundra? Was it less busy on Skye?

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  1. 19-02-2018 22:24
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Amazing pictures Alan & Yorkie Blue.
What was Blencathra like, Alan? Looks like you were on one of the edges - was it Sharp Edge? I've walked Striding Edge and really enjoyed it. Sharp Edges looks a bit hairier! How does it compare?
  1. 20-02-2018 10:12
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In my opinion Sharp Edge is scarier than the edges on Helvellyn.

It always surprises me that there are numerous falls from Striding Edge but far fewer from Sharp Edge. Possibly the greater popularity of the former accounts for the stats.
  1. 20-02-2018 19:46
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1st time out on the fells for about 25yrs today. Absolutely loved it, was a great day weather wise. Just a little one to start with (latrigg), but hopefully get back into it. Don't know how to post pic's and I'm not the best photographer anyhow.
  1. 25-02-2018 19:09
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Jacks Rake on Pavey Ark.

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  1. 23-04-2018 19:43
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How was it? Have heard it's a bit hairy and a bit too much exposure!
  1. 23-04-2018 19:57
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Nice to see you’ve returned Alan.
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Very brave marra all i will say is fk that lol

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  1. 23-04-2018 20:03
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How was it? Have heard it's a bit hairy and a bit too much exposure!


Pretty straight forward but as you say really exposed in some parts where a trip of a slip will result in certain death.
There a 3 sections that I thought were tricky two are steep little climbs up short Chimney type gullies on both of these your head tells you to keep to the inside which makes the scramble difficult the easy way is to bite the bullet and use the decent foot and hand holes on the outer exposed side
It is definitely a heart racer but we'll worth it.
If your thinking of doing it go for it a decent head for Heights is handy, choose a nice day weather wise take your time and do a bit of research (I don't mean type into Google Jacks Rake Deaths Either) enjoy and good luck :)
  1. 23-04-2018 20:24
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[censored] that for a game of soldiers...
  1. 23-04-2018 20:41
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How was it? Have heard it's a bit hairy and a bit too much exposure!


Pretty straight forward but as you say really exposed in some parts where a trip of a slip will result in certain death.
There a 3 sections that I thought were tricky two are steep little climbs up short Chimney type gullies on both of these your head tells you to keep to the inside which makes the scramble difficult the easy way is to bite the bullet and use the decent foot and hand holes on the outer exposed side
It is definitely a heart racer but we'll worth it.
If your thinking of doing it go for it a decent head for Heights is handy, choose a nice day weather wise take your time and do a bit of research (I don't mean type into Google Jacks Rake Deaths Either) enjoy and good luck :)


It's probably a little too hairy for me to be honest but really enjoyed seeing the photos. My limit is probably Striding Edge which far from being hairy was very enjoyable indeed apart from the steep pull up to the summit at the top.
I once had a heart stopping moment on the Shamrock Traverse on Pillar. It really was a wonderful walk high above Ennerdale - but there's a bit where there's a kind of sloping section and a big gully beneath! - I'm sure you probably know where it is and aren't fazed by it - I made it over it fine but I thought my heart would burst right through my chest!
Ever since then I've been very cautious!
Love the photos
  1. 23-04-2018 21:05
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That's the only bit that puts me off doing Pillar. Alan you are a braver man than me!
  1. 24-04-2018 15:37
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Good video for anyone fancying a go B)
  1. 24-04-2018 15:58
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That's the only bit that puts me off doing Pillar. Alan you are a braver man than me!


Could you guys not get Jenkins Nixon Pattison and Clibbins interested and arrange for their induction to be on a nice windy day ?


To get Nixon interested you'd have to persuade him there was a brifcase full of £50 notes waiting for him.I'm sure a nice nudge near the edge would go down well.
  1. 24-04-2018 16:09
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Im off after tomorra lets hatch the plan wukkie kidnap the horsemen and take em up Pillar..

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  1. 24-04-2018 16:16
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Bad step mickledore, thowt me end had come
(known as fat mans agony)


Sheepbone rake..was nearer me end coming

Pillar..years ago, saw a fella roped up, piton gave way :(

Lords Rake, had to dodge several falling boulders lol


ach, owa many dangerous places to mention, but so many ive been privalleged to do.

Had some great walks lately, Howgills, Cheviots and Dumfries coastal walks.

thanks all for great pics, I am NOT mentinonig footy, owa 60 yrs suffering, so shut it you young uns :woohoo:
  1. 28-04-2018 00:16
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Anyway, whilst some of you were hugging and kissing Keithy baby at Vale Park, for me and a few fellow chumps it was a Scottish hillwalking weekend, staying at a bunkhouse in Roybridge and having a stroll over the Grey Corries.

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  1. 29-04-2018 20:56
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Anyway, whilst some of you were hugging and kissing Keithy baby at Vale Park, for me and a few fellow chumps it was a Scottish hillwalking weekend, staying at a bunkhouse in Roybridge and having a stroll over the Grey Corries.

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Wonderful mate I was just chilling out in Gt Langdale
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Well I know this won't impress you proper walker's, but over the last few weeks I've done Latrigg, Catbells and Dodd. Hopefully going out again tomorrow and Sunday. Only little ones i know, but it's a start. Still don't know how to post pic's????
  1. 03-05-2018 21:23
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Well I know this won't impress you proper walker's, but over the last few weeks I've done Latrigg, Catbells and Dodd. Hopefully going out again tomorrow and Sunday. Only little ones i know, but it's a start. Still don't know how to post pic's????


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  1. 03-05-2018 21:48
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Well I know this won't impress you proper walker's, but over the last few weeks I've done Latrigg, Catbells and Dodd. Hopefully going out again tomorrow and Sunday. Only little ones i know, but it's a start. Still don't know how to post pic's????


I have nothing but respect for anyone who gets up off their arses these days and does something mate.
As for the 3 fells you mention they are all superb in their own right with wonderful views from a personal point of view I'm trying to pile in as many high and risky walks while I'm still fit enough don't want to spend my later days regretting never done them.
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Speaking of Sharp Edge, this log of incidents by the Keswick Mountain Rescue team makes interesting if sobering reading.

http://keswickmrt.org.uk/rescues/sharp-edge/

Particularly that there’s a drop known as “the usual gully” because that’s where the casualties are usually found.

The term “cragfast” is also interesting - anyone here ever been cragfast?
  1. 03-05-2018 22:22
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Well I know this won't impress you proper walker's, but over the last few weeks I've done Latrigg, Catbells and Dodd. Hopefully going out again tomorrow and Sunday. Only little ones i know, but it's a start. Still don't know how to post pic's????


Haha. I took the missus up Dodd when we first got together. It pissed down for 10 mins on the way up and she fell flat on her arse on the way down. Been on my own again ever since.

I started on Carrock Fell, nice easy one. Come off any way really, it’s just a grassy slope.
  1. 03-05-2018 22:37
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Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.
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Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.


Know what you mean MB, but as far as I`m aware they weren`t doing anything illegal - stupid, ignorant and deserving of a good slap - yes. I`d be concerned if the powers that be fined folk for something like that, you know what governments are like for extracting funds off hard working folk, before long they`d be fining us for going up the hill in winter wearing 3 season boots instead of 4 season boots.
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Time to start fining the time wasters, those ‘walkers’ were described as not dressed suitably for a walk in the village, idiots.


Them Mountain Rescue blokes are always complaining on Border TV about having to gan out to rescue somebody. Surely that's the nature of the job.

If somebody wants to climb Helvelyn in flip flops that's up to them. If somebody want's to rescue them it's also up to them.

Personally I'd just leave them up there! :cheer:
  1. 04-05-2018 16:02
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Anyway ive not been up the top of fells much in recent weeks but have discovered the bothy life thing...stayed in one up by Ettrick during the week at Over Phawhope. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/8b91d029e9a34ec9be636088f00a4bbf.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/01e4071dbff3de0b4ffa48b9432b3ea5.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/b3974b8b8913455a9c09da87a48036b0.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/9883e902bd89dc5e9fbcd222288655d7.jpg

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  1. 04-05-2018 16:11
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Are those traffic cones from Port Vale.
  1. 04-05-2018 17:07
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Speaking of Sharp Edge, this log of incidents by the Keswick Mountain Rescue team makes interesting if sobering reading.

http://keswickmrt.org.uk/rescues/sharp-edge/

Particularly that there’s a drop known as “the usual gully” because that’s where the casualties are usually found.

The term “cragfast” is also interesting - anyone here ever been cragfast?


Never been cragfast but did help a fella on Striding Edge who decided to go down the wrong side of the edge end to access Helvellyn.
His wife chose the correct way and she was stood with her hands on hers hips whinging at him like [censored] whilst he was stuck in this steep little gully not being able to see where to put his feet.
Ended up grabbing one foot at a time to guide him onto footholds to get him down.

On the issue of fines up untill this winter I would have said yes but after working at Patterdale MRT station and me bringing this subject up talking to some of the volunteers they worry about people getting themselves into further trouble in an attempt to self rescue at the though of paying a huge fine.
I don't honestly know a solution as there are idiots in all walks of life.
  1. 04-05-2018 17:14
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It a bonny morning in Borrowdale just had a breakfast in the Langstrath Inn and now off down Valley to do Glaramara taking in Cam Crag Ridge.
It's going to be B)

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