Swansea Ramblers Walk
9th May 2010
Leader: Karen Gibbs
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Leader: Karen Gibbs
Gentle walking in forest to start
Starting to climb
Then descend again with views of Thirlmere
Too hot so stop to peel off the layers
Level walking for a while
Karen explains we now go up ... and up .. and up !!
and we do !
Steep climb up
Long way to go to get to the top
Tim points in the direction of Helvellyn
Still not up to the top of the first climb !
Thirlmere below us
Tea stop to recover
Great views of the lake
Will it pour?
Seems to be clearing - clouds obscured this view for a while!
Dry again ! Visibility still good !
Climbing to top of Helvellyn
Long way up
Got there at last !
Red Tarn in valley
Heading for the Trig Point
Group photo at trig (guess who had to sit on top of the trig?)
Tim studies the map
Ullswater in the distance
Walking the ridge in a May snow shower !
More snow fell overnight
Difficult descent on eroded path
Tim re-checks the map
Is that what we just came down from ?!
We've just been up there
Tea stop before more climbing
Well ! Everyone seems happy
Another summit (White Side) to climb
Got to the summit!
So now we'll go down again!
Any more ups?
No more ups but a long way down
Descending at Sticks Pass
Wonderful views again
Very steep descent
Getting cold and windy
Glad to be down and out of the wind
Great panoramas all day
Nice spot to stop for tea (but we didn't !)
Choice of two ways back. Which is best for tired feet?
Could have just taken our boots off and paddled in the water!
Took the traffic free high route back to the cars
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Andrew Morgan 2010
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