Monday, 8 April 2013

Twitteratti walk Pike o Blisco mar 3rd pt 1

Well, it was time for another Twitteratti walk , this would be Mollys first walk in the Lakes and her first Wainwright also.   getting up really early on Sunday morning i drove up the m6 to Cumbria and through to the "3 Shires Stone" meeting place where we would all meet to start the walk up to Pike o Blisco
Today's group consisted regulars Gina & Dave, Jimmy,Tanya & Tilly,Adam & Terry with Newbies Daxa (came up from Leicestershire) Andy& Gwyn ( sunderland )  . 
the weather is cold, cloudy and we can see small amount of snow on the highest summits .  a group photo first :)   (photo by Daxa)

We are heading to "Red Tarn" first, the dogs have a quick play in the snow as we get higher up

                                Red Tarn  all frozen over, with a scattering of snow all around.

 Look what happened to Dave.............    Hehe   more fun on a twitteratti walk :)

leaving the tarn behind we are following the path around to the right and heading up a steeper section  which is quite slippery in the snow and ice. a short scramble type section and we were soon near the summit

         eventually we arrive at the summit of Pike o Blisco, Molly's first ever wainwright   Yay :)

                                                         She does love to "pose"  Hehe

                                        and a group photo,think Tilly needs to learn to Pose :)
  we then had a brief stop to eat Gina's famous home made chocolate brownies, yum,yum

Someone decided we should find a better place to have a rest. so a more sheltered area further down would be more suitable, This is where all the fun starts ,  heading down towards Blea Tarn to get out of the cold wind the snow was getting deeper and deeper  . as usual  Gina takes the lead, and this is what she has just found............   down the ice slide Gina   lol

followed by .......  everyone else, slipping and tumbling in the snow   Watch out Tilly.....................

                                           more of the same                    it is steep  .........

Molly tries to "take out "dave   Haha
Mollster in mid are and about to Pull me down.............

                                                                        Gina & Dave

Getting some nice views towards Lngdale now, and it looks like the sky is breaking and we might get a bit of blue sky, hopefully :)

                                                    Plenty of the white stuff up here!

yet more slipping and sliding, think everyone has gone over so far, i even did a 360 roll with camera lens going in the snow!  Ooops   Here is Daxa "sledging"  hehe

                                                          Tilly enjoying herself too :)

  Don't you always hate it when someone in a bright red or PINK jacket gets in the way of a good view!
its usually Mollster that is found "posing" hehe
more "sledging"  Dave enjoyed a few of these but eventually one of his poles got snagged and bent 90 degrees   Oooops

the views down Langdale are superb now that the sky is brightening 

 the story continues in pt2




  1. I think the pink jacket gives perspective to the landscape photo :-)
    Great blog Phil...

  2. Nice work Phil..I always enjoy your write ups..