Tuesday was a guided walk with Patricia and Tom using the Langdale route. There was a decidedly wintery feel to the day. After a week or so of the snow thawing in the fells leaving only pockets in the gullies and colder places, just a couple of hours of snow showers left us walking in a good two inches of fresh soft snow. Fortunately it didn’t hinder us much with both Patricia and Tom being fast and nimble on their feet. In fact it was a PB for me guiding clients on this route in a time of 6 hours and 15 minutes (including a good lunch break on the summit!) – over 12 miles in distance and 990m ascent. Even though it is a linear route – the views are so different on the return route and it really doesn’t feel as though you’d only passed along the same path a short time earlier. The views of the Langdale Pikes are especially spectacular on this route even more so on this walk as the sun came out for our return down Mickleden.
Thank you Patricia, Tom, Anthony, Lucy, James and Chloe for two great days out on the highest mountain in England.