met office promised panoramic views. But they
also warned about cloud around midday. Having
been home overnight, midday was when we set out and
Margaret was not at all confident about the cloudless
skies I was telling her to expect. Nor did she
fully realise that I was planning to get her to the
top of an alpine Wansfell by its east face.
set off past Jenkins Crag and I kept presenting her
with options. Having opted for the Hundreds Road
and then crossed the moor to Nanny Lane, what was left
of Wansfell seemed easy. Actually there was quite
a lot of snow underfoot. And, by this time, rather less
cloud in the sky. Magnificent views.
prevailed at the summit so rather than go down the north
face with its short but undeniably steep and snow
bound gully, we retreated the way we had come, detouring
slightly to take in a strange little pillar on Robin
Lane and ending up at the Wateredge Hotel to watch the
sunset. Glorious evening. Lovely!
21st February 2010
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