Finally…..

At long, long last; a dry, clear and sunny day has given way to a clear, cool, starry evening.

Wednesday has seen me head out on my first proper night run of the entire winter. A short-ish outing from Kentmere up along the track to the summit of Garburn Pass before heading north  onto Yoke and Ill Bell after which we returned and headed for home.

Conditions were perfect for night running. It was around 2c in the valley, slightly below freezing from around 550m and it wasn’t until we reached Ill Bell that even the slightest of breezes could be felt.

Fell running in the Lake District

A lone head-torch makes it’s way to the summit of Garburn Pass

Fell running in the Lake District

A long exposure lights up the distant lights of Morecambe Bay en route to the summit of Yoke

Fell running in the Lake District

The same view but more akin to the view with the naked eye

Fell running in the Lake District

Above the snowline. Steph on the summit of Ill Bell, the bright lights of Kendal in the distance

 

 

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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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