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Friday, 2 May 2008

Grisedale Pike, Tuesday 29th April 2008

The "Harder Walk" on the first day's walking of this HF holiday was from Derwent Bank to Grisedale Pike, via Braithwaite. In the distance is the triangular summit of Grisedale Pike. The walk is 11.5 miles with 2,550 feet of ascent.
Via a little-known path we went through the forest and up to Hobcarton End.

View of Grisedale Pike summit.
Thanks to Jan for this shot; L>R Sue, Ron, Peter (me), and our leader Brian, who not only lead a magnificent walk but arranged such weather when the forecast was for heavy showers. From here we went up the broad northern ridge to the summit.
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Photos were stitched with Autostitch.
Jan and Sue enjoying lunch on the summit.
View of the starting point - the Lakeside Derwent Bank HF Hotel
Snow (or hail) on Helvellyn in the distance.

The descent was via Sleet How Ridge.

Happy Ramblers!

A little rain fell on Siddaw as we walked back to Derwent Bank. What a great walk, excellently lead by Brian who makes it all seem so easy! Thanks again Brian.

These photos were shot with a little Olympus mju 300 digital camera.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those photo's and comments bring back very recent memories - and fingers so cold, I coldn't even open my lunch - very cold, very wet - but now the photo's I have make it all seem worth while! Now we KNOW she's mad, my children would say! Shirley

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