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30 12 2008 Pen-y-ghent (2277 ft) from Horton in Ribblesdale with Joe.

It was dull and cloudy as we drove up to Horton in Ribblesdale and cold as we set off along the road towards the church. The sun came out almost immediately, however, and we had good weather and blue sky for almost all of walk. Frost, ice and a some snow covered the top of Pen-y-ghent but there was almost no wind at all at the crowded summit and it felt comfortably mild as we stopped for refreshments. It was a thoroughly enjoyable walk in excellent conditions.

(NOT THE LAKE DISTRICT MOUNTAINS)

Joe with hot chocolate and Pen-y-ghent behind

 

From near Brackenbottom

 

Posing on the wall

 

Pen-y-ghent and blue sky

 

Fountains Fell

 

Climbing towards Pen-y-ghent's summit

 

Frost covered rocks as we gain height

 

And looking back down as we near the top

 

Ice covered fence

 

More frost and ice

 

Joe at the summit

 

The trig point

 

And again

 

Our route back down to the left

 

Cloud and mist

 

Glancing back to a very weak looking sun as we descend

 

Still some blue sky in the opposite direction

 

Late afternoon sun catching the top of Pen-y-ghent

 

Limestone country

 

A last shot of Pen-y-ghent

 

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