I met up with Chris at Grisedale Bridge. I’d not seen Chris for number of years and it was good to catch up.
We headed up Grisedale and the plan for the day was for Chris to solo a grade I/II gully on Tarn Crag while I ascended on the path around to the top of Dollywaggon Pike.
The weather was perfect. Almost no wind, blue skies and sunshine. There was some quite deep snow at times and I ended up to my waist on one occasion.
At the top of Tarn Crag I met up with Chris, who had enjoyed his climb.
We carried on up to the summit of Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Cove and finally to the summit for a bite to eat.
And then it was down Swirral Edge before dropping down to Red Tarn and then back to the car, but not before watching the local Mountain Rescue team and a RAF Sea King fly around and winch a person or two from some gully on Helvellyn.
I think we both thoroughly enjoyed the day, I look forward to the next one.
Wainwrights to go (round two): 208