: Can You See Clearly Now?
18th February 2010
you computer screen as clean as it was when you bought
you cleaned the inside of the screen as well as the
that case, I recommend you try this program. When you
launch it, a new window will open. Make sure that the
window is maximised, wait a minute or so and be amazed
at the results. Once satisfied, close the window and
carry with this report.
start the procedure, click on Please
Clean My Screen.
Hopefully, you can now see clearly, which is more
than we could at the top of Harter Fell today.
parked at Sadgill, at the end of the Longsleddale road,
and headed up the valley.
Pete observed, Longsleddale is aptly named. The
path climbs steadily but the scenery changes only slowly.
back down the valley
were prepared, equipped and, indeed, hoping for snow
and ice (although Stan seemed to be using his ice axe
as an aerial) but we hadnít expected the extent of mist
that we encountered.
Axe or Radio Mast?
was clear enough in the valley.
was still clear when we went through the gate into Brownhowe
Bottom- the place where you think the hard work is behind
you only to find that you are entering a desolate area
and the path just keeps on climbing, now in snow.
back over Brownhowe Bottom
soon as we left the Gatesgarth Pass for
the ascent of Little Harter Fell, the visibility
fell to not very much!
navigation is simple up there.
in the worst of weathers, you just follow
the other hand, if you plan to go down the
Nan Bield pass, you need to be careful not
to head off west at the cairn with the twisted
would be a swift descent.
summit of Harter Fell is marked by a less notable cairn.
However, today it didnít matter as we were heading
back south along the ridge.
first, non summit, cairn
we approached Kentmere Pike, we were looking for somewhere
to shelter from the cold wind in order to take lunch.
Our search was in vain, so I took out the emergency
tent and used it like a windbreak on Blackpool beach.
It was reasonably effective. Of course,
had we continued only a short distance further to the
summit, we would have found a neat little hole, protected
by walls and rocks. Or maybe not, as it was occupied
by a rather elderly couple.
Kentmere Pike lunch time
mist starts to lift
down the other side of Kentmere Pike, the mist began
to lift and at last we could actually see something.
It remained a grey day, however.
Pike with Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick to the left.
photograph of Kentmere Pike, above, disguises
the amount of snow that had been underfoot-
the foreshortening effect on the tufts of
grass sticking though makes it look far
less snowy than it actually was.
Shipman Knotts, we had a coffee stop when
we reached the bridle path that joins Sadgill
to Green Quarter in Kentmere and then returned
to the car.
the way back, Bryan asked had we seen
him on the tele last night?
you remember that his excuse for not turning out on BB0935
in November was that he had gone to Crinkley Bottom
to see Noel Edmonds? Well, it was shown last night.
Bryan and Clive
you missed it?
you watch Deal or No Deal?
that you can see clearly, you donít have
to miss our BOOTboy
star of television.
he is, between Noel and Clive, just above
or No Deal
to watch the replay. Donít delay,
though, it might not be kept on line for
if you feel you need the inside of your screen cleaning
to remove all traces of the aforementioned Mr Edmonds,
simply repeat the procedure described above- click on
Clean My Screen.
18th February 2010
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Fell, Kentmere Pike, Shipman Knotts
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Books Wainwrights see: Wainwrights.
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This page describes an 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
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1973 and other odd evenings many years ago!
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Thursday 21st January
Leave It To The Professionals
Thursday 28th January
That's A Lyth Record
Reasons To Be Cheerful
One, Two, Three
Thursday 11th February
Can You See Clearly Now?
Thursday 18th February
In Memory Of
Almost a Mountaineer!
The Beginning Of The End
Thursday 11th March
The Free Men on Tuesday
We'll Get Them In Singles,
The Fools on the Hill
Saturday 30th January
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anyone wants to claim other peaks, please let me know
and I will submit them to the adjudication committee!