Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Twenty Fifteen wild camps

So the years wild camps started over on High Raise on the 4th of Jan










The 5th of Jan started well too





The next camp came  Jan 31st  with a camp on Calf crag 




Lee Taylor



Oscar the Mountain dog


A change in Duomid shelters from Sil to Cuben,prompted the next outing on the 20th Feb with a camp on Grey Frair 

A rather bleak Brim Fell summit



View near Dow crag









Next camp on 14th March and  was as grey as i felt.. full of a virus and felt like crap 

Camp below Yoke 








Next up was a camp on Red pike summit Wasdale and a cracking nite   21 st March



Lee Taylor




Outcrop near Steeple



Next camp was on 4th April with Ste Mack a guy who id chatted with on forms,so we agreed to meet up for a camp....top chap too   ..... camp was on Thornthwaite crag summit








The picture above/below were taken at 4 am










Few weeks later on the 17th April saw me with Lee again for a 2 nite trip on the Middle spine of the lakes,with a quick meet with Andy,Martin and Kieth between camps













 

 

May 16 th and a camp with Ste and Lee again on the Grasmere fells 















June 6th gave forcast for gales over the tops so we hatch a plan to camp behind the wall on Branstree after a very windy walk over from Limefit 













After an online discussion about Cuben,Ste asked about a big meet up to see various diff shelters, on June 12 th we did a 2 nighter with 5 of us meeting up the first nite and another 2 coming to the 2nd nites camp ....



Camp on Wetherlam



A misty 2nd nites camp,near Three tarns





 
 
 It wasnt till July 3rd that a wild camping trip to Scotland came to be,a trip from Corrour over to Ben Alder bothy and back via a few more LUMPS









 My first trip to  the Howgills brought us two great camps over the wknd of 24th July








7th of August and a 2 nite trip from Hartsop













 August 28th and using train a walk over Black Combe,camp.Then back via Devoke water and Ravenglass













So September came around and lee had a trip planned for Scotland,late minute i got a wks pass so ...i chatted with lee and changed his route to visit the  Knoydart Munros and surrounding ones too




We ended up with the best six days straight weather ive ever had in Scotland



Two days were above the cloud 



Location and good friends 





































End of Sept the 26th had us camping on High Rigg on a Fairfiled Horseshoe circuit 




















And so due to the relentless wet weather we caome to sadly what was to become the last camp of the year.Due to work its not often Matt Holland can get oout with us,but finally we got together and had a camp over on the Far Eastern fells    Foot note made a mistake this wasnt the last camp the next one is..ooopsee 




Bit distorted due to Gopro,but all Cuben Goodness 




Ooops 3 bits of Seans goodness all in one shot 















And now we come to real last camp,made a mistake this camp on Rannerside on 31 Oct was the last one












After rain all day it cleared as we approached our planned camp spot,and it all worked out again












So all in all not a bad 2015,only 28 nites wild camping but according to the digital gizmos a total (inc Day walks)  off 777 miles with 278,074 feet of ascent and 541 peaks climbed spread over 51 seperate trips

Thanks to Viewranger and Social hiking for saving me form having to fill in written logs anymore


To those ive camped with thank you for those i havent,maybe next year.....Safe travels Peter and Oscar the Mountain dog