Christmas in The Peak District

Christmas Eve revelry resulted in a late arrival in The Peak. We missed climbing on the grit but Mia, Tim and I enjoyed a super walk around Burbage Valley under the stars. Christmas Day began with a short and sweet ice climb up Swallet Falls before the drive home for Christmas. Here is a link to the photos:

Posted: December 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Winter Solstice Full Moon Walk in the Lake District

Dave, Mark, Paul and I had a wonderfully magical winter solstice walk under a full moon the other night. We walked up Stickle Ghyll, over the Langdale Pikes, across Martcrag Moor to Stake Pass and around to Rossett Ghyll, where we descended into Mickleden to follow the valley back to Stickle Ghyll. The moon glowed brightly through a thin veil of cloud and lit the fluffy snow crystals like sparkling little jewels. We even had a small earthquake!

People across Cumbria were woken from their beds as an earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter Scale sent tremors across the county.
Posted: December 23rd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Lake District, Mountain Walking, Winter Walking | No Comments »
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