Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Thursday 5 December 2013 - Top O'Selside

Emergency lighting at 5.30am signified a power cut. Wet and windy outside, it was soon dark again inside the Ghyll Head bungalow. A candle-lit breakfast of fruit salad and hot bread got us under way. 

Sue and I were joined by Roger and Barbara for a thirty minute drive through assorted debris to Nibthwaite car park. We then enjoyed a two hour tramp over Stang Hill, Arnsbarrow Hill and Top O'Selside. It was a little windy. We had to employ a crawling technique to reach the summits, though the rain abated and we enjoyed some winter sunshine. Today's image was gained, with some difficulty, on Stang Hill, with The Old Man of Coniston engulfed in thick cloud behind the summiteers.

We managed to rendezvous with the remaining seven Ghyll Headers, Peter and John having left for home yesterday. The Brown Horse Inn proved a suitable venue. Good food sourced within a three mile radius, and real ale brewed on the premises. 


Alan Rayner said...

Well done. It was blowing a real hooley here. So top o selside must have been a wee bit wild.

Phreerunner said...

It was a perfect venue for the conditions. A really excellent 'blow'.