Wednesday, 28 May 2014

May 25th.....Dales waterfalls

A brief respite in rains of Yorkshire Dales monsoon season (spring) gave an opportunity to get out and grab some images of the waterfalls and rivers that can be quite dry at this time of year.
The River Skirefaire that runs through Arncliffe and joins the Wharfe near Kilnsey quite often dries up once the winter has passed, but is currently running full over the limestone and giving some very nice image making opportunities.
Scalebar Force quite often has too much or too little water in it, but currently is just about right.
Scalebar Force, Settle
The Skirfare at "New Bridge"
Polarized image of the Skirefare
non polarized image of the Skirefare

Saturday, 24 May 2014

May 18th .....Buttermere

In search of some calendar images, I took a walk over High Stile, High Crag and Haystacks, the light wasn't particularly good but well worth a it for future view points.

Friday, 16 May 2014

May 14th........Borrowdale climb with Paddy Cave, Corvus (Diff)

Paddy and I had been trying to arrange a days climbing for quite a while and had been thwarted most times by poor weather, so to finally get out on the rock was a real treat.
The weather was great, the rock was dry and there was no-one else on the climb....perfect.
Paddy took the lead  to the last pitch which I lead the last one, learnt loads of stuff about rope work and climbing and refreshed some forgotten techniques.

Corvus, graded at Diff, is a great climb and justifiably one of the Lakes most popular, the pitches are just hard enough to be exciting without pushing the grade too far, with the famous "hand traverse" as its show piece crux, which is not as daunting as it looks, great fun.

Pitch 4, "The Hand Traverse"

Thanks to Paddy for a top day out on the hill.