23 May 2010


At the top of Fleetwith Pike, after using the Via Ferrata as a means of ascent, looking down towards Buttermere and Crummock Water below.

I was working for Go Ape yesterday and today I was working for the University, on the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, as an assistant. It was the first time I had sampled a Via Ferrata and it was certainly a good way to reach the summit of a Lakeland Fell, but more importantly it shows the Lake District at it's best. Not only do you get views of the Lake District's greater fells from the top and experience the UK's only Via Ferrata, but you also experience the historical side of the area as you weave your way through the old Victorian mine workings.

Tomorrow I'm bound for Great Gable for a spot of climbing.

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

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