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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.


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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