|The view from near Brockstones in Kentmere to the head of the valley.|
The sun was peaking out between the clouds, sadly this didn't last.
|Looking South from just below the summit of Shipman Knotts. |
Not much snow on these South facing slopes
|North from Shipman Knotts, the way onward over Kentmere Pike|
|As I started to climb the broad Southern slope of Kentmere Pike the|
snow became deeper. These are the drifts at the stile near Rough Crags
|Kentmere Pike, and so far I hadn't seen anyone!|
|The Pennines seemed to be getting some more snow as I reached|
|I had to use the Ice axe on the descent to Nan Bield, the frozen Small Water|
was a distraction below.
|Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick seen from the descent to Nan Bield,|
Kentmere Reservoir unfrozen.
|The white wasteland that was High Street today. The wind was whipping |
across the plateau making it bitterly cold.
|Yoke, Ill Bell and Froswick from the wall on High Street. |
Not much shelter behind the wall today.
|South from Thornthwaite Beacon.|
|I met several largish parties on the ascent of Froswick. They were|
struggling with the wind polished snow/ice. I had the better of it going
South. Just the climb of Ill Bell from here.
|The Northern of the two lage cairns on Ill Bell, the Helvellyn range|
over its shoulder.
|The Southernmost of the cairns on Ill Bell, still no sun. Windermere Lake|
glints from here, on a better day
|Looking back at some of the hills I'd climbed earlier. All downhill from here.|
|Having dropped down to Garburn Pass I followed the track down into|
Kentmere. This is Badger Rock much used by climbers for bouldering.
I just had to walk across the valley to the car, of course the sun