Tuesday, 27 October 2009

From Pic des Trois Seigneurs, Ariege and Maladetta

Pyrennees in September

Odessa, northern Spain.

Scafell Pike

In May I camped below Scafell Pike and climbed to the top in the morning. It was very windy and cold on top but Summer like in the valley.
In May we walked up to Styhead Tarn at midnight. By the time we got there it was raining and windy so had a bit of an epic putting up the new tent for the first time. Yes I know you are supposed to practice in the garden first. Did n't have time.

I managed anight camping in April under Merrick. What a place, finding a dry spot was difficult. It must be one of the boggiest places around. At least there were no midges at this time of the year. Last time I came here in summer I was eaten alive. Got up next morning and climbed Merrick.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Cheap tents

Last year was a bad year for me so I hope to do more this year. The Field and Trek shop closed in Carlisle and I got a Hilleberg with 25% off. Roll on spring.