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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Derwent fall

Saturday November 5th

Lodore to Keswick by thye west side.
Good walking to keep warm

Friday, 4 November 2016

Red November

Not a revolutionary movement
Just Autumn round our way

 First Home
Second Home

Well, sort of...

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

On Golden Trods

November 1st 2016
It's November.  The autumn colours are immense.  The air is clear and cold.  So all the ingredients in place for keeping a good habit going with a bit of sheep counting on a visit to the ever amenable
Glaciated Slab
This crag shows good late season form - log book says
3 Nov 2015 (PM) - mist burning off
1 Oct 2013 (PM) -  overcast
4 Nov 2012 (NB) - bright with snow on the summits
7 Nov 2011 (PM) - hard frost

Today - another PINGER!

Tan, Yan, Methera and Sethera

Not showing any signs of Bothera


Looking up to Combe Ghyll's very own Half Dome


Not one but 2 independent parties already at the crag!

Don't they know it was booked 12 months ago?

Leaders get the rays

Belayers get frostbite

Unknown climber warming herself up on Trod  Methera (S)

Unknown climber nowhere near the end of his tether

NB in the same spot on Trod Tethera (VD **)

Slinging some spike or othera
Context overload!  AT and NB just visible bottom left
High quality image courtesy Abi

AT shows how hard it is having a good time seconding Trod Pimp
(S **)

AT comes over all Egyptian on the start of Trop Pip

Unfortunately one look at the crux meant a brief cry for Mummy and it was off up the easier exit of Trod Dovera, still good value at Severe

NB takes in the view from the belay before leading out P2

AT has a go at an eliminate - Trod to Far (HS) - a very artificial line.
As is this picture in which the crag has been reset to face due west.

Sunset on the mighty Skiddaw graces the end to another brilliant late season visit to Borrowdale
More pics here

Don't mention the lunch box