As with all of the best laid plans, something went awry - most of the population of England it seemed had descended on Keswick, and James couldn't get parked, so it ended up just being Pete, Lisa and myself.
The weather was a bit grim, cold in the town with a chilly breeze blowing, but not too bad, cloud ceiling around 600-700m. We set off through Fitz Park, the up the path to Latrigg.
|Pete reclining against the wind.|
|Just below the cloud ceiling.|
|Heading towards Great Calva|
|Just past the worst of the bog, looking back towards Lonscale Fell|
|Sunlight on the flank of Skiddaw|
We tagged the top, then followed the fence line down to Wiley Gill, then straight across (the bog!) to the climb up Mungrisdale Common.
It was interesting.
|Just over the top...|
|Little bit further down.|
|Pretty steep in places.|
|Can see where we're heading now!|
|Clough Head in the distance, looking imposing.|
|Lisa "manouvering" over a tricky bit.|
|Favourite shot of the day|
|Looking back where we came from.|
|Catbells, Derwentwater and Sunlight in the distance.|
|And down. Top's almost clear now that we're down.|
Moot hall -> Skiddaw: 1:27
Skiddaw -> Great Calva: 0:50
Great Calva -> Blencathra: 1:10
Blancathra -> Threlkeld: 0:41
Total : 4:08
What I'm hoping to do on the day:
Moot hall -> Skiddaw: 1:16
Skiddaw -> Great Calva: 0:40
Great Calva -> Blencathra: 1:03
Blancathra -> Threlkeld: 0:28
Total : 3:27
Best get training some more then.
For fuel around this bit I used 500ml of MountainFuel Xtreme, and 3x peanut butter, jam and sticky rice slices that I made from the Feedzone Portables cookbook.
Legs 4 and 5 next!