Dorian Thomas - 177186

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Details

Start Date : 30/04/2016

End Date : 02/05/2016

Duration : 5-8 hours

Style : Equals

Type : Quality Mountain Day (QMD)

Weather : Heavy Rain - Good Visibility

Wind : Gale Force Wind

Camping Type :

Nights Camping : 2

Mountains : Brim Fell Great Carrs Little Carrs Pike of Blisco Swirl How The Old Man of Coniston [Coniston Old Man]

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Description

Route - Coniston Copper Mines to Langdale National Trust Campsite
Weather - Day 1 Clear and sunny with cold wind, Day 2 Heavy Rain with gale force winds
Learning Points/Skills Practices - Group leading, wild camping, night navigation up onto Pike of Blisco from Red Tarn.
Group - 6
Camp style - Wild Camp at Red Tarn then National Trust Campsite in Langdale
The individual takes part in the planning and leadership - yes
Navigation skills are required away from marked paths - mostly mountain paths followed
Experience must be in terrain and weather comparable to that found in UK and Irish hills - Yes Lake District
Knowledge is increased and skills practised - see above
Attention is paid to safety - Weather forecast promised bad weather for second day, decided to stop walking on day 1 earlier then planned and camped lower than planned. Forecast was correct with gale force winds, heavy rain and hill fog on day 2, waited to see if weather would improve. After an hour decided safest and best option was to head down the valley to Langdale to re-group and plan after consulting updated weather. Weather forecast had not changed to previous and therefore decided to camp in national trust campsite and do low level route. Planned to do Pavey Ark via Jacks Rake on Day 3 if Weather was better again weather was severe with gale force winds and heavy rain which aborted the planned route for a low level walk in the valley.
The journey is five hours or more - Yes, 9 hours in total
Adverse conditions may be encountered - Yes gale force winds and heavy rain.
Ascent of a substantial peak would normally be included in the day - Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell, Swirl How, Great Carrs, Little Carrs and Pike of Blisco

Area : Southern Fells (Scafell Pike)

The Southern Fells Include Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England, occupy a broad area to the south of Great Langdale, Borrowdale and Wasdale. High and rocky towards the centre of the Lake District, the Southern Fells progressively take on a moorland character toward the south west. In the south east are the well known Furness Fells, their heavily quarried flanks rising above Coniston Water.

Map

Distance : 14.66 km Ascent : 1317 m Descent : -1213 m