Saturday, 23 January 2016

Birthday wknd wild camp,Langdales

 So with more snow that had fallen through the week another wild camp was plotted throught the week,this time Alex  decided to use up some browny points and walk with me and Lee

For a while you could almost believe we were going to get one full day of blue skies and snowy vistas

Our route took us up the Band to Three tarns the snow in places Knee deep

The views as always on a good winters day,were very good if hazy in the distance

The steep pull up to Bowfell was testing Alex,who hadnt been on the hill for a while,but he dug deep and pushed himself upwards

His Lord Oscar trying to look aloof

Scafells looking wintery

     Apart form us and our gear the day was in complete monochrome 

Shortly after leaving Ore gap the snow came on and was too stay till very early the next morning

The plan had been to camp on Great End col,but with no view and lowering clag,we decided to change plan and camp on the Rosset pike ridge line

         The MLD Duomid proved itself an excellent light weight winter             shelter once again

Gruesome threesome

          Alex and his Trailstar decided to try and turn into an igloo !    
                           You can see this better on the video

                    Dawn comes from the Langdales valley

            The mighty Saddle Back caught the early rays,very nicely

Even on the way over too the top of Stakes pass the snow was still thigh deep in places you can see it on the video better

The Langdales valley was like a winter wonderland as i slid the auld Audi out and back to Skelwith where we had left the other two cars

Heres a video i did of the trip,no great sunset or rise but does show some of the snow depth we had in the Lakes

Link to the route we took

Hope you all liked it,hopefully normal weather will return and i can get sunsets ans rises maybe even some night shots again ...ttfn