: IN or OUT ? That Was The Question
21st June 2016
the time you read this, the result will be known. However
when we set off, the IN or OUT question had not been
resolved. Different opinions were held and, although
a consensus might have been possible, for the time being
we had more pressing matters on our minds. One
for which there was a good turnout.
is one of Stan's favourite parts of the Lake District
and its circuit provided the opportunity to boost both
John's and Terry's Wainwright count.
Helvellyn peeping behind
the Cow Bridge car park we wove our way up through the
woods to meet and climb the Hartsop Above How ridge
line. Then the hard work of the steep ascent up to Hart
looks back on from whence we came....
on to delights ahead
Crag and Fairfield from Hartsop Above How
Once completed, that was it. The hard
work was now out of the way. We could enjoy the
views, although visibility wasn't wonderful, especially
where the clouds was shading the hills. Also, there
was a surprisingly strong cold wind blowing so we didn't
linger too long anywhere.
and Striding Edge in the sunlight
Crag is a gentle stroll from Hart Crag following which
we dropped down to Bakestones Moss before the modest
challenge of Little Hart Crag.
to Little Hart Crag
The ridge then continues
along to its final bump, High Hartsop Dodd. This
is one of those tops that make you wonder how on earth
are you going to get down. The drop to the valley
on either side is serious and the way ahead looks impossible.
But actually, as you start to descend, the path
reveals itself and winds safely down the nose of the
hill. It is steep and the consensus was that it
was better going down this way than up it, as I had
originally proposed until talked out of it by Stan.
from High Hartsop Dodd
follow Stan back to Brotherswater
the bottom is Brotherswater. where an unexpected aspect
of IN or OUT arose. Should Terry indulge his passion
vote was taken. IN or OUT of the water?
on Terry - IN !
were IN favour. Robin sat on the fence (without
serious injury). Terry however didn't want to frighten
the ducks so claimed he had the casting vote. OUT
Or to be more precise: NOT IN. You
can only get OUT if you have been IN as every cricket
fan will tell you.
what we came down!
we reached The Kirkstone Inn, the IN or OUT question
raised its head again. It was tempting
to elect for OUT After all it seemed the sunnier
prospect whereas if we were to choose IN it would be
a comparatively dull environment. However there
was a very cold wind blowing and it would soon become
rather uncomfortable if we were to be OUT The
vote was unanimous. IN.
Inn or Out?
We would drink inside
the pub, not outside.
else did you think I might have been talking about?
Wednesday 21st June 2016
Bryan was OUT
had a "grand night out" under the stars last
to Rosthwaite about 4:30pm and found a spot to bivvy
near the top of Green Gable about 8-ish
night. Had the hills to myself most of the time.
was a superb moonrise over Glaramara just before I went
to sleep, and then I was woken by bright sunshine at
22nd June 2016
climbed in feet:
Above How, Hart Crag, Dove Crag
Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd
Don, John, Martin, Mike, Robin, Stan, Terry
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1624 .
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- although it may not be that up to date - or for the totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see the Excel
file: BB Log.
can navigate to the required report via the Home
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