Thursday, 15 February 2007

Coledale Round (10miles/16km)

Coledale Horseshoe

Five of the Wainwrights completed yesterday (wednesday) on the Coledale round over about five and a half hours. Weather turned out pleasant but with a bitter wind, the cloud on the higher summits cleared by lunchtime.

A late start meant no time for Grasmoor, Causey Pike or Scar Crags - actually I missed the path for Grasmoor.

  1. Grisedale Pike (791m)
  2. Hopegill Head (770m)
  3. Eel Crag [Crag Hill] (839m)
  4. Sail (773m)
  5. Outerside (568m)
Birketts; Kinn, Hobcarton Head, Sand Hill and Stile End.

See the walk report or view the gallery

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Dalehead Horseshoe (10miles/16km)

Catbells from Skelgill Bank
Five of the Wainwrights completed today in perfect weather over about six hours on the Dalehead horseshoe;
  1. Catbells (451m)
  2. Maiden Moor (576m)
  3. High Spy (653m)
  4. Dalehead (753m)
  5. Hindscarth (727m)
Also got 4 of the Birketts (Skelgill Bank, High Crags, Red Knott and Scope End) out of 541!!

See the walk report or view the gallery.

Thursday, 1 February 2007

started hill fitness for 2007

see my fitness training log here!

my outdoor aims for 2007

  1. Complete all of the Wainwrights i.e. 214 lake district fells.

  2. Complete the West Highland Way long distance footpath (152km/95mi) from Glasgow in Scotland.

  3. Lead a vdiff climb and 2nd 'confidently' up to VS

  4. Lead some grade 2 or even 3! scrambles

  5. Do at least one 1+ night wildcamping trip in the Lakes or Snowdonia.

  6. Complete the Cuillin Ridge Traverse (summer-guided) on the Isle of Skye in Scotland.