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Friday, 29 April 2011

The Weight

April 27th
The beginning - The Band in foreground, today's crag on high

So to the biggest of the big on a pinging lakeland day, NB on a dawn raid to Winston and away by 7.30 in the MR2.  Walking in by 9.30.  Arrive at base of route 2hours 10mins later.


The Weight - backed up by the Band and Mickledon
Take a load off Andy
On belay pitch 7.
Regulation ascent in fine style.  Learning from previous efforts (28 August 2002 and 10 July 2005), strung key pitches together, used hybrid rock shoes etc.

Picture (left) circles pitch 7 belay and climber (NB) above


Looking down Langstrath from high on the route







A Big Day in the North


More pictures  here

Live footage (from the vaults) can be seen here...
Soundtrack here


The Weight

April 27th
The beginning - The Band in foreground, today's crag on high

So to the biggest of the big on a pinging lakeland day, NB on a dawn raid to Winston and away by 7.30 in the MR2.  Walking in by 9.30.  Arrive at base of route 2hours 10mins later.


The Weight - backed up by the Band and Mickledon
Take a load off Andy
On belay pitch 7.
Regulation ascent in fine style.  Learning from previous efforts (28 August 2002 and 10 July 2005), strung key pitches together, used hybrid rock shoes etc.

Picture (left) circles pitch 7 belay and climber (NB) above


Looking down Langstrath from high on the route







A Big Day in the North


More pictures  here

Live footage (from the vaults) can be seen here...
Soundtrack here


Ron watching

Returned from lambulating to find Ron safely arrived as per plan. 
Monday - Stockton, Tuesday Brimham and Pately Bridge, Wednesday Metro Centre and visit to Phil's new gaff, supper at Helen and Hez, Thursday at home on varnish jobs and bbq, Friday to Larch Cottage Nurseries, Saturday to Norm and Grace for coffee, fun with Mama Mia and East is East.  Plus three watches!

Ron watching

Returned from lambulating to find Ron safely arrived as per plan. 
Monday - Stockton, Tuesday Brimham and Pately Bridge, Wednesday Metro Centre and visit to Phil's new gaff, supper at Helen and Hez, Thursday at home on varnish jobs and bbq, Friday to Larch Cottage Nurseries, Saturday to Norm and Grace for coffee, fun with Mama Mia and East is East.  Plus three watches!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Wibble NW

Date options shown below, last updated April 26th
Email me any dates that get blocked out or tentative.

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Wibble NW

Date options shown below, last updated April 26th
Email me any dates that get blocked out or tentative.

Click on calendar to get bigger version.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Lambulation

Sunday 17th
Long planned meet up, perfect day, Middleton in Teesdale and back via Newbiggin.







About 7.5 miles, 3.5 hours






Behind you!

Lambulation

Sunday 17th
Long planned meet up, perfect day, Middleton in Teesdale and back via Newbiggin.







About 7.5 miles, 3.5 hours






Behind you!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Misty Mountain Hop

Thursday April 14th
Mountain day.  Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag, above Grisedale.













Big walk (7 miles)
Big route (125m)
Big fell (860m of ascent)

Misty Mountain Hop

Thursday April 14th
Mountain day.  Pinnacle Ridge St Sunday Crag, above Grisedale.













Big walk (7 miles)
Big route (125m)
Big fell (860m of ascent)

A quick one

Friday 8th April.
Rush job in a topless convoy over to Castle Rock of Triermain.
 Had to be back by 4 for Mark's leaving do.  Via Media and Gangway Climb, then had to leave NB and PMcG to their own flight plan.

Soundtrack - Listen now

A quick one

Friday 8th April.
Rush job in a topless convoy over to Castle Rock of Triermain.
 Had to be back by 4 for Mark's leaving do.  Via Media and Gangway Climb, then had to leave NB and PMcG to their own flight plan.

Soundtrack - Listen now

Monday, 4 April 2011

Best Shap around

Sunday 3rd April blustery squally day but better out west apparently so fired up the blue toy and cracked off over the Pennines.  Parked up in Shap for a five miler. Walk extended due to lost footbridge so crossed the river at Bampton Grange.
Bampton Grange



7 plus miles in the end











In Rosgill

 
Locals

Best Shap around

Sunday 3rd April blustery squally day but better out west apparently so fired up the blue toy and cracked off over the Pennines.  Parked up in Shap for a five miler. Walk extended due to lost footbridge so crossed the river at Bampton Grange.
Bampton Grange



7 plus miles in the end











In Rosgill

 
Locals