Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Date : 12/12/2015

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Leader / Supervisor

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Heavy Rain - Poor Visibility

Wind : Moderate Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping :

Mountains : High Raise [High Raise (High White Stones)] Sergeant Man

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Description

Route - High Raise from Grasmere
Weather - rain turning to snow, moderate winds on peaks. Poor visibility for the majority of the day
Learning Points/Skills Practices - poor visibility navigation. Group leading Newbury Mountain Club. Route plan and re plan to take into account of the weather. Use of Harvey Map 1:40 scale.
Group - 11 then 8 as one of the group fell into mud and returned back to base with parents.
Camp style - not applicable
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - snow on ground no visible marked paths
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that found in UK and Irish hills - Lake District
Knowledge is increased and skills practiced - see above
Attention is paid to safety - changed route due to conditions taking less steep route up and down
The journey is five hours or more - yes
Adverse conditions may be encountered - rain, wind and snow
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - High Raise

Area : Central Fells

The Vale of Keswick, provides separation from the Northern Fells whilst to the west runs the long valley of Borrowdale. The parallel eastern boundary is created by Thirlmere and the St Johns in the Vale. Grasmere to Windermere forms the remainder of the eastern boundary. In the west, Stake Pass descends into Great Langdale.

Map

Distance : 14.48 km Ascent : 978 m Descent : -946 m