Brief weather window

A very brief weather window today in between the relentless rain made for a dry if very windy run on the Langdale Pikes. With strong to gale force south westerly winds battering the high fells, sensible route choice was needed to make running tolerable. It was however insanely mild (13c) and I was overheating in a tee-shirt and long sleeved base layer. And so we were blown up towards Stickle Tarn before temporary shelter was found running around the Tarn itself and up behind Pavey Ark. By the time we had reached the summit of Thunacar Knott we were back in the full onslaught and coming to the end of our weather window, the cloud level dropping back down to the summits and the first drops of rain for company as we descended via Thorn Crag. By the time we were back at the car it was raining again.




About Richard Talbot

An accomplished fell-runner as well as being a keen climber and mountaineer. Since 2005 he has worked for the UK based manufacturer Mountain Equipment and is currently Director of Product. He has worked in the outdoor industry for over 15 years.
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