With the forecast for 80 mph gales, blizzards and white outs the temptation to venture out onto the fells was too great. With the wind coming from the south west a walk up the “sheltered” north east side of High Street was the best option.
|Hawes water from Small Water Beck|
|Harter Fell North Face|
|Nan Bield Pass|
Starting from the car park at the head of Haweswater and making our way up to the shelter at Nan Bield Pass was very pleasant the crags are unfortunately showing too much wet rock to be of much use for winter climbing.
|Rough Crag, Long Stile Ridge|
The top of the ridge is banked out with soft snow, and my new Yaktrax XTR walking crampons came into their own. The best thing I’ve bought in ages.!
|Is this Race Course Gully anyone?|
|Blea Water Crag Panoramic|
|Blea Water Crag|
A great winter day out and made it back down in time to join the traffic on the A66!!!