Friday 2nd December 2011
Start point: Hodge Close (NY
Holme Fell from Hodge Close
Distance: 1.7 miles
Total Ascent: 165 metres
Time Taken: 45 minutes
Start Time: 09:20
Weather: Overcast, cold. 5oC
It was a cold morning and most of the
higher fells were covered in cloud early on - when they lifted the
forecasted snow was revealed on them, a later start than last year to
wintry weather. There were some ominous clouds around and heavy showers
later on which presumably left more snow up on high.
A 'petit-sunburst' across the reservoir.
Reservoir and clouds.
The Langdales have a dusting of snow on them.
The view from the climb and the fells to the east are
covered in cloud.
Coniston Water from Ivy Crag.
The clouds on the eastern fells have lifted
sufficiently now to reveal snow on Helvellyn and Fairfield beyond the
cairn on Ivy Crag.
Those clouds look quite heavily laden.
Helvellyn and Fairfield.
More weather coming in from the left.
More snow showers across The Langdales.
Wetherlam beyond the summit of Holme Fell.
Standing on the edge - at the top of Raven Crag
looking along Yewdale to Coniston Water.
Heavy clouds over the far eastern fells.
Dougal and Casper on Holme Fell.
The Old Man is shrouded today.
Holme Fell summit ridge.
The summit cairn on Holme Fell...
...and the view in the opposite direction.
The clouds are down once more, looking across on the
Down at the smaller reservoir.
Hodge Close quarry.
The trees at Hodge Close have grown right around the
old wire rope.
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