12 April 2009

Bank Holiday Weekend

It's been a while since I last posted - almost two weeks - and to be honest the only excuse I've got is that I've been busy at work. I've just finished a mammoth seven days in a row over at Whinlatter Forest Park where I've been instructing people on how to navigate safely around a high wire forest adventure better know as Go Ape. Yesterday I didn't do much and today I saw a bit more action as we heading over to Long Scar, which looks over the summit of Wrynose Pass in the Langdales for a spot of climbing action.

Self portrait from the top of Long Scar.

Looking across to Long Scar's Slabby Wall from the top of Katie's Dilemma (S).

Starting out on Trigger (S).

The plan was to have a dabble on the rock before heading off for a mammoth 16 mile walk around the entire Langdale Valley. This was no light endeavour and the plan was to take in Cold Pike, Crinkle Crags, Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Pike o'Stickle, Loft Crag and Pavey Ark before spending the night at Stickle Tarn. The next morning would have seen us up so that we could return to the van via Pike o'Blisco. However, it just didn't work out. After the climbing, energy levels were fairly low and motivation was going the same way. Comments were made about doing the walk in reverse, but still that fell on deaf ears so we turned tail and headed back to Carlisle leaving the walk for another time this week maybe.

Good lines, stay safe and see you on the wet stuff...

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