Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Skiing in Cumbria

A beautiful morning with snow down to 500mtrs saw Ed, Rich and I along with our two Collies Keela and Tally set off for a Ski in the northern Lakes in Cumbria to Great Dodd. The day clouded over and the Siberian winds picked up making eating our lunch on the summit a bit of an numb hands struggle. Great cold snow with a twinkle and almost setting off from the car park brought an icy grin to our faces. The dogs were loving being in the Snow and were digging and running at every snowball.
A great day had and hopefully more to come. 

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Avalanche Awareness

Avalanche Awareness and the way forward
thanks for the info from Mountain Adventure Company. Take some information and learn to use it with a sound mountain judgement. 

 part 2 just for you enjoy and shred the gnarr with a touch of safety. 

Scottish Winter Conditions 14/15 Jan 2012

I have just been up to Scotland in the Cairngorms this weekend and here are some pics from the trip.
Walk in to the corries Goat Track In Coire an Snechda on the right of the picture

Great Sunsets at the end of the dayon Loch Morlich. Water had frozen overnight on the Loch the next day.

 Temperature inversion covering Ski car park.

Some very hard old snow in Coire an Lochan
Mackerel sky at end of the day
Crystal development overnight 
Enjoy the winter and if you need any help with your winter ambitions please contact me. 

Trail Running Mag Pics

Here are some wonderful sunny winter lake district pictures taken on a Trail Running Magazine photoshoot. Watch out in the magazine for the official ones.
Here is Claire and Stuart Holmes taking some pics of runners coming off Latrigg.  And here is Claire happy to be out in the sunshine along with an old friend of mine Zac Poulton
Keela came with us and had a great time running around in the sun as we went up and down to get the right shot. 
you can see a clip here of her from last edition of Trail Running Magazine when she was snow kayaking last year. Claire liked the video and included a still from it on a feature running with dogs.

For more info on running with dogs have a look at Cani-Cross events. 

I then bumped into Zac on my way into Keswick and he scared me.