The weather has been mixed here in the Lakes, and we’ve had some suitably varied outings to the hills and crags.
Yesterday I had a very full day on Pillar Rock with Chris and Peter, alpine training for a trip to the Stubai together in August. The itinerary was Wasdale – Black Sail Pass – Climber’s Traverse – Green Ledge – Cross the Waterfall – Old West – Low Man – High Man (photo left) – Slab and Notch – Shamrock Descent – Climber’s Traverse – Wasdale Head – Beers! We had quite a wild day with plenty of hail, bright intervals and thankfully no lightning. Photos here.
A week ago Charley came up for the Bank Holiday weekend and we had 4 days of cragging, website updates and Lakeland Ale sampling. Photos of the climbing are here.
At the end of this week it’s back to the Alps for me, to start the summer season.