6th Febuary 2013
amazing what you can learn on the top of Lingmoor…..as
Mike and John found out on the “A” walk this week.
rather fancied Lingmoor from Elterwater because he has
a bit of a thing about the Langdales and when Mike suggested
that they start the day with the famous Linthwaite sausages
the deal was sealed.
of the best
of the best
was photo man and John was map man. Unfortunately
John’s inexperience showed when he realized the intended
route fell off the edge of the OS map he had brought
along. Luckily Mike was able to save the day by
raiding the hotel library for a second map.
off from the Britannia Inn and up past the Langdale
development was a trip down memory lane for Mike but
new territory for John.
climb up to Lingmoor summit became increasingly difficult
due to strengthening icy winds. Chats with other walkers
about the conditions were a good excuse for frequent
Two well dressed whippets were a
talking point and Mike thought that they might be mountain
rescue dogs due to the fluorescent yellow/orange jacket
that one of them was sporting. Mike suggested
to the owners that fitting a blue flashing light could
complete the ensemble.
well dressed whippets
the top a stranger in red appeared out of nowhere and
suggested that the winds were too strong to continue
along the ridge. Mike was road testing his
new crampons, which he was pleased with, but they looked
quite genteel compared with the stranger’s fearsome
looking pair. [See them being fitted- right hand
stranger turned out to be called Les Smith and he was
happy to take the team photo in the absence of a clever
spidery tripod thing like Don’s. It also turned
out that Les is an Emeritus Professor from Lancaster
University and his subject is Epistemology. As
you will know…..
is the branch of philosophy that studies knowledge.
It attempts to answer the basic question: what distinguishes
true (adequate) knowledge from false (inadequate) knowledge?
Practically, this question translates into issues of
scientific methodology: how can one develop theories
or models that are better than competing theories? It
also forms one of the pillars of the new sciences of
cognition, which developed from the information processing
approach to psychology, and from artificial intelligence,
as an attempt to develop computer programs that mimic
a human's capacity to use knowledge in an intelligent
an in depth discussion regarding the above, a
decision was made to abandon the ridge walk and the
professor led the way sharply downhill to Blea Tarn
and Little Langdale. At the road farewells and
website addresses were exchanged….causing Don much confusion
later in the day. Mike and John headed back towards
Elterwater and the conversation moved on to more prosaic
matters such as food and drink.
lunch stop in warm sunshine was an unexpected bonus
and although the Three Shires beckoned, temptation
the Britannia Inn!
6th February 2013
thanks to Les for keeping an eye on John and Mike and
for letting us use his photos.
on them for enlargements and see the quality.
Wetherlam with Wetherlam Edge
then Esk Pike and Great End on the right
see more of his stunning pictures or to refresh you
memroy about the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (whom
I remember from my Uni days) visit Les' website:
And The Pulpit
do you think Philip was when this photo
see if you are correct, click on the picture
on the right.
to be amazed.
grapevine says he may be leading tours next
see more of the destination see The
Forgive Us, M'Lady
is with deep regret, my dear Lady Anne,
that, when I visited you in your wonderful
tryptich last week, I was quite unaware
that very day was your 423rd birthday.
I realised, I would have brought a suitable
gift for you.
the head of the imposter?
loyal vassal, Sir Antony, is similarly distraught. He
has vowed that he will weave strange magic over a potion
of the black berry to secure an augury. This will ensure
that he duly pay homage to you on the appropriate day
each year without fail henceforth.
forgive this unfortunate omisssion in the performance
of our fealty.
remain, M'Lady, your humble servant
more about Lady Anne Clifford, see:
and Tony's Other Woman's Other Woman's .....
6th February 2013
climbed in feet:
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1306
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For the latest totals of the mileages and heights see: BB Log.
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