Winter walking in NE Lakes

The hut stove proved to be the star turn on this meet.  Happily, the host club (Cleveland MC) had been up for a maintenance meet and left the stove on so we arrived to a warm hut. So warm, in fact, that shorts and T shirts were sought as a tropical atmosphere prevailed.

The weather proved better than forecast but still involved two days of thick mist and a light but penetrating rain, ruling out the pleasures of the high fells. A variety of lower level walks were accomplished including the traditional return by headtorch for one group. Sadly, crampons and ice axes were left at the hut on both days.

P.S. Two members who stayed on in the Lakes had a day of glorious sunshine on the Tuesday so it doesn’t always rain – see final pic.

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    Great pictures and I agree about the hut stove. The company was also five star. But I must make a correction; three of us (Raman, Steve B, and Keith) did enjoy the pleasures of the high fells. St Sunday Crag (871m) lured us up from Grizedale in a gentle drizzle and rewarded us on the ridge with a viscious freezing rain lashed gale! To our surprise we met others on the summit and all agreed we were mad. The descent was easier, and as we broke out of the clouds the views of Ullswater were our reward.

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