: A Letter To Stan
19th February 2014
have some catching up to do. It is all very well sunning
yourself in Hispanic climes but some of us have been
busy, despite the UK wind and rain, completing Wainwright
met up with Mike (who kindly supplied Waberthwaite
kickstarters) and Martin at Rydal Mount, we left the
cars at the Travellers' Rest, Grasmere and climbed up
Greenup Gill. The Comitibus photo was taken at
the bridge as we there was a good chance we would soon
be in the clag.
was still clear when we reached the Alcock Tarn infinity pool but
by Nab Scar we had disappeared into the mist. It swirled
around us all along the ridge over Heron Pike and up
to Great Rigg. Sometimes the views were dramatic. Sometimes
back to Nab Scar from Heron Pike
Occasionally there was a bit of snow underfoot.
Mostly not. In fact the ground was surprisingly
firm considering all the rain that we have been suffering
whilst you have been sunning yourself.
had fun with Tony. We shocked him by calling a
lunch stop at Nab Scar a full quarter of an hour before
his noon moaning time. We thought we were being kind
however he complained about it being too early. He was
clearly rather distressed as he didn't finish his butties!
called a second stop on the descent to Heron Pike where
he polished them off. D'you know, I think he
might come to like the two stop strategy.
views on the descent were quite outstanding with, under
the heavy sky, the sun glinting first on Coniston Water
and then on Loughrigg.
from Great Rigg
from Seat Arthur
Water and Esthwaite Water in foreground
what Teresa and Dick had been up to on Seat Arthur we
shall never know but apparently she was the Best.
the presence of heroes, the Travellers' Rest allowed
us to use the board room for refreshments, a fine room
somewhat spoilt by an unseemly banner advertising Macdonald
nearly posted this letter at their postbox, a fine old
one near the reception desk, but you will remember the
problems that we ran into many years ago, not
fully appreciating that a Post Office postbox inside
didn't have the same legal status as an external one.
At least there was a warning sign with a clue
to that effect.
we had further business. Tony wanted us to call
at Nobby Noblett's to see the Lady Anne Clifford 1664 fireplace
that had mysteriously been transported from Appleby
Castle. It certainly is a masterpiece.
naturally, wanted to pose where Lady Anne would have
couple were sat in the room in which it stands, somewhat
After an hour or so of her Ladyship's
life history, I sensed that their eyes were in danger
of glazing over so I dragged Tony out and back to the
car containing the patiently waiting John and Bryan.
is little else to report. I trust you have had
a good time and will be home next week resuming duty
as guide for the boys. I am afraid I won't be
with you. We're off to the Alps, oma & opa-ing
whilst Emma and Scott go on the piste.
fun and hopefully see you in a fortnight
Wednesday 19th February 2014
Mike recorded each Wainwright summit for John:
Although Bryan hasn't been able to get out with us much
lately due to child-minding duties, he hasn't been inactive.
On Sundays he has been adventuring with a group
that make us look like the wimps that some of us are.
to get a feel for his adventure last weekend .
Way We Were
1989 and Mike with son Sam plus me, son Jamie and dog
Biggles conquer Scafell Pike after camping at Sprinkling
Tarn where we saw a terrorist.
19th February 2014
6.7 Garmin GPS
climbed in feet
Memory Map / OS
Scar, Heron Pike, Great Rigg, Stone
Bryan, Don, John Hn,
Martin C, Mike, Tony
routes are put online in gpx format which
should work with most mapping software. You can follow
our route in detail by downloading bb1407 .
discover which Wainwright top was visited on which BB outing
- although it may not be that up to date - see: Which
For the latest totals of the mileages and heights (ditto) see: BB Log.
have been gleaned from many sources although mostly
Likewise written comment.
otherwise, please feel free to download the material
if you wish.
A reference back to this website
would be appreciated.
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