High and Low Rigg or maybe a Rival?
4th June 2007
Bryan and Tony unavailable and a weather forecast that
predicted a window of opportunity from dawn to midday,
Stan and I decided to set off early and tackle
a walk that the other two had done earlier this year.
It's not that we are competitive or anything but
we couldn't have them building up a lead over us in
the Wainwright stakes!
walk in question was described in BB0707-
High Rigg except that, weather permitting, we intended
to complete the ridge and take in Low Rigg as well.
the weather was fine, indeed the sun was shining. Bryan's
report describes how he was testing out his new, ultra
stiff boots in anticipation of an Alpine trip that now,
sadly, has been cancelled. What he does not record
is how steep the initial part of the walk is up Wren
Crag. It must have been quite a challenge for
him in his ski boots. It was quite a challenge
for us, not having been out for some time, but was thankfully
short and we were quickly up on this lovely little ridge
with splendid views of Great How and Helvellyn to the
south and Skiddaw and Blencathra to the north.
team picture at the summit presented some problems.
My camera was kaput, having had a contretemps
in Crete with a grain of sand that wrecked the lens
mechanism but, as Stan had his new camera with him,
he was appointed official photographer for the day which
meant he had to fathom out how to operate the delay
function. Of the three attempts at a suitable
picture, one featured Stan's bottom as he dashed back
to take his place. The second looked as if I was
playing with myself and the third looked as if Stan
and I were slightly more than good friends. So
Stan's bottom won.
How from Wren Crag
Rigg Summit Team Photo
too, had lunch at the delightful St
John's in the Vale
church but unlike BB0707
where they had to shelter in the church, we had a very
relaxed rest on a bench in full sun in the church yard
at 10:45. Yes, Tony- we had lunch at a quarter
John's in the Vale
Rigg from Low Rigg
route then took us over Low Rigg and past Tewet Tarn
to meet the road where we headed down into St John's
Vale. By this time, the clouds were gathering
to the south and we fully expected to get a drenching
at some stage on the stroll back to the car. Bridge
End Farm was open for snacks but we didn't drop in.
Still fearing rain, we pressed on back to the
car. Pity, really, as the rain held off and we
could have had a second lunch. Instead we headed
home for an early bath.
question now is, with Bryan and Tony both available
on Thursday, would they take the opportunity to post
a rival BB0717 with more Ws, up with which Stan and
I will have to catch?
20th June 2007
Bryan reported that "Tony's Grandparent duties meant that we didn't get out
on Thursday last week after all. So you will have gained ground on us in the
Distance: 6.9 Miles
(Anquet / Harveys)
climbed: 1,532 feet (Anquet / Harveys)
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This page describes a 2007 adventure of BOOTboys, a loose group of friends of mature
years who enjoy defying the aging process by getting out into the hills as
often as possible!
As most live in South Lakeland, it is no surprise that
our focus is on the Lakeland fells and the Yorkshire Dales.
As for the name, BOOTboys, it does not primarily derive from an
item of footwear but is in memory of Big
Josie, the erstwhile landlady of
the erstwhile Burnmoor Inn at Boot in Eskdale, who enlivened Saint Patrick's Day
1973 and other odd evenings many years ago!
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