The second round begins in earnest

January 16, 2016

Snowfield and Stone Arthur

Snowfield below the tors of Stone Arthur

In the eight weeks since I completed my last walk and, with it, my first round of the 330 Wainwrights, it’s been an eventful time weather-wise. First we had the floods of December. Then today, on my return to the Lakes after this Christmas hiatus for walk 105, I found myself ploughing through snow that at times was thigh-deep.

Still, although undoubtedly the snowiest walk I’ve ever done, it was also one of the most beautiful (except for the hour around noon when a storm hit); and it bagged me four Wainwrights on my second round, namely Stone Arthur (pictured here), Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar.

Heron Pike in snow

Heron Pike and Windermere, seen from Great Rigg.

Not much more to do with these fells now though — I’ve been up them and down them, done them in summer and in winter. This is why it’s worth doing a second round — but I’m not committing to any more after that. But that’s all years ahead… For now, have a look at the walk 105 page if you like, for more photos and all the other usual guff.

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