Pikes SD 237 947
Green Pike SD 236 950
It should be remembered that I recently cancelled pending replacement knee surgery because I am walking satisfactorily at the moment, therefore, at my age, it is better to take advantage of that as long as I can and only submit when it becomes absolutely necessary.
Sunday 5th March
Bowland Climber has just transferred to my car, at my house to set off for this next of our Wainwright's Outlying Fells campaign. BC remarks on the glorious blue-sky-sunshine, then says,
"Well just think Conrad. You could now be coming round from the op, with me visiting, leaving you with the latest outdoor magazine, and a bunch of grapes, and me off up to the hills to enjoy this wonderful weather".
I laugh, but at the same time recognise that this sums up and justifies the reasoning of my decision.
I have been looking forward to this ascent, Caw is a favourite climbed many times before, but I have thankfully not done the two outliers giving a good excuse for another visit.
The ascent was enhanced with patches of hard snow on fairly steep slopes needing a bit of step kicking. There were people on the summit and they pointed out a geocache which I was able to tick off (I think I have been in denial about being a list ticker, but am now coming to terms with that as a fact). Views were exceptional, including the Isle of Man, and with creative imagination, perhaps distant Ireland.
|Wallowbarrow Crag across Dunnerdale - a favourite climbing venue in the old days - always had a friendly atmosphere|
|Old mining remains on the ascent of Caw|
|The Scafells on the horizon|
|The trig just visible on Caw summit|
|Clockwise from Seathwaite|
|Caw summit and the geocache|