Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Burning the Candle at Both Ends.

After finishing work at 5am, varnishing floors in the EPICENTRE (opening on Thursday, pop in and let us know what you've been up to), I headed down Langdale for a spot of climbing before heading back to work for another night shift. Good training for multi day climbing efforts.
With snow and frozen ground down to valley level we did a route close to the road. It is rare to be able to do roadside winter cragging in this country. We just need a few more hot tubs to capture the true alpine experience

There is now a lot of snow high up, take care on some slopes (Helvellyn head wall) where avalanche could be an issue. The roads aren't too bad but the mountain passes are out of the question. (Walk into Gable from Seathwaite via Gillercombe)
Photos show Rick Armitage and John Kelly enjoying winter valley cragging in Langdale.

Enjoy the conditions.


charlie outdoor said...

hey up Steve, where are the last pictures of?? Are you on Raven Walthwaite?

Steve Ashworth said...

Not on Raven Walthwaite, but good guess. I could tell you but that would spoil the fun and poissibly cause wide scale condemnation

charlie outdoor said...

ha, well, condemnation,its not all its cracked up to be. I'll keep guessing then...