Generous Reward…

What a difference a day makes.  Beautiful skies today, perfect for going up mountains.  Chose to do a fabulous circular walk including Whiteside and Hopegill Head.  Steady ascent up Gasgale Gill, lunch at Coledale Hause and then up to Hobcarton Crag, across the ridge and back down Whin Ben.  The views from the summit were spectcular, really helped to orientate some of the places we have previously been.  First real mountains for Flo….after some aprehension….it turns out she is a real mountain goat!  Looking a bit pooped out now though….will defintiely sleep well, especially after three bowls of dinner…..

“This summit is a generous reward for the effort of reaching it” Alfred Wainright

Whiteside and Whin Ben from Lanthwaite Green

Bridge over Liza Beck

Gasgale Gill

Hurrah...I've found some snow

Gasgale Gill approaching Coledale Hause

Lunch Spot - Skiddaw with snow on, Outerside in foreground and Rowling End

Bit windy here! Eel Cragg behind

Great location for any more biscuits??

Still snow on approach to Sandhill

Grisdale Pike

Just to prove I was there....

Hopegill Head to Whiteside along the ridge

Looking out to Blindcrake....which means, we should be able to see where we've been from Dad's lounge window


The ascent from Gasgale Gill

Melbrek and Crummock Water

Loweswater can see where we've been from Dad's front window - Excellent!


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