Ian, Anna, Andy and Sabiene snatched a gap in the weather to dash to Shepherds for tea at the caff and a quick route. A group outing on an easy V Diff fitted the bill: Turning the North. This route is overgrown, and by mistake we ended up on Gemma HVS 5b. Bugger. Eventually we had a good evening out…
Ian, Anna, Andy and Sabiene braved overcast skies and headed for the South crag on Castle Rock for a pootle about on some easy routes. Andy disappeared for a meal with the mysterious Janet in Grasmere and we met him later in the Thirlspot for a much deserved beer.
Only 5 minutes from home, and the map comes out for the first time. Probably why Pete told us the ride would take 2 hours. It might have done if we’d done the 2 hour route!
While we were all out following Pete somewhere in Kentmere, Steph settled down for a 6 hour stint in front of Pete’s big screen. As you can see, she’s obviously feeling the pressure after a close encounter with the Cylons.
Ian, Anna, Andy, Sabiene and Arthur braved the weather, 100’s of other walkers and the vomit-inducing mementoes, plaques and even an urn to reach the top of Ben Nevis. It was hot going and some needed to cool off on the way down in the Allt a’ Mhuilinn.
Having followed Pete all the way up to the only crag in the Lakes where it rained in July, we’d at least hoped he knew the way. The picture shows us slogging back up to the path we’d missed!