Sunday, 17th January 2016

Walk: Snow covered open fells and Arthur's Pike
Start Point: Askham Grid Reference: NY 513 237
Distance: 10 miles Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 5.5 hours
Weather: Cold with clear skies early on turning cloudy with the prospect of further snow.
Comments:

Only Ray and Tony joined John to brave the conditions and we soon found that the snow, which had been a couple of centimetres deep soon started to get deeper. By the time we were climbing up to Loadpot it had in places become thigh deep making progress painfully slow.
With the daylight hours still being short we had to cut our losses and abandon the climb, instead making for Arthur’s Pike.
Our return took us passed Helton Fell and Knotts for Riggingleys Top and the descent into Askham.
An enjoyable day despite the cold and having to cut the walk short

Snow . . .

everywhere!

Don't think there will be much to eat

I'm sure there must be an appropriate name . . .

for this activity

Is that Ullswater?

Ray seems to have lost the bottom half of his legs!!

Nearly monotone

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