Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scafell Pike - The Lake District

After allowing just one day recovery, from being laid in bed exhausted and full of Cold, I set off for the lake district with my friend and colleague Alex to climb Scafell Pike, which is the largest "mountain" in England at 978m. I was in relatively good company with Alex, he had recently climbed mount Elbrus in Russia which stands at around 5642m. REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE IMAGES!!!

We set off from Hull at 6am to get an early start, arriving at Wasdale Head at 10am. That gave me a little bit of time to look around for some nice photo's, but I instantly wished I had brought my tripod for som HDR shots.

The photo's have uploaded in a random way, this one is when we finished the climb, back at the 'Wasdale Head Inn' for a pint of the local beer.

The descent is a tiring one, not much in the way of flat solid ground causing a lot of jarring of the knees.

A nice little stream which we followed down the mountain.

We stopped at this big rock during the descent, even though we were tired because it looked cool and fun.


The large 6 ft Cairn at the summit of Scafell Pike.

Me looking knackered about 100m from the summit....yeah I'm OK to carry catch my breath!

There be snow in these hills!

A view of the 'Wasdale Head Lake' (the deepest lake in England) whilst climbing the hill we didn't need to climb!

Who would think that when we reached the top, we would have to go down the other side and up another valley to get the track we needed!

Alex (and me) having a well earned rest during the ascent, time for some water and a bite to eat.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Jazz getting me through

Listening to some Jazz on my day off work, I'm full of cold but I have plenty of Jazz to get me through. Miles Davis and John Coltrane to be precise...Bitches Brew, A love Supreme, On The Corner and Interstellar Space! I still have 'Birth of the Cool' and 'A Kind of Blue' to go!

I'll catch up with you lovely peoples soon!