The second day of my Lake District Winter weekend the weather cannot be better so I plan to hike up the iconic Helvellyn from the panoramic Thirlmere side. What a great day this will become !
I start from Swirl parking at 10 am. The flank is bewteen 25 and 40 degrees and above 300m the snow cover was sufficient to don my MSR...
Published by MicheleK 3 January 2012, 23h27
In December it has been snowing a lot in northern England and so I decided to spend a weekend in the Lake District, enjoying the beautyful scenery of white hills and green valleys.
I left London on Friday 7pm, drove up the M6 and slept in a motel along the M6 some 100km after Manchester. Left early on Saturday and was in...
Published by MicheleK 3 January 2012, 03h35
Another day off on the http://www.uimla.org/cms/ general assembly. This year, it was decided to have a break and a hike between the two journeys of the General Assembly. So, we went for the Horse Shoe hike of Fairfield.
Start is in Ambleside, which is the town located at the northern end of Windermere Water. At first, we needed...
Published by genepi 5 November 2011, 22h55
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Actually I was in Bowness on Windermere for some other reasons. But I managed to have a day off so it was suggested to me to climb to the Old Man of Coniston. The reason for that is that the view is potentially wide and interesting.
So I took a taxi bound for Coniston... well the bus service just changed the timetable and it...
Published by genepi 2 November 2011, 08h46
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