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Helm Crag

I had to work on some quotes and documentation this morning, so I did not leave the timeshare until nearly midday, which meant it was about 1pm when I set out for Helm Crag. This meant that I did not have enough time to find the geocache that is near the summit but I did have time for some photographs.

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

Approach to Helm Crag

From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag

From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag
click on the above image for a larger version

From the saddle between Gibson Knott and Helm Crag
click on the above image for a larger version – the summit of Helm Crag is on the left

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Summit of Helm Crag

Walking in the Rydal Valley

The weather improved today so I travelled a few miles up the road past Rydal, parked and went walking and geocaching. Geocache score for the day 2.

Helm Crag
I think the rainbow is on Helm Crag

I crossed the river between Grassmere and Rydal Water and climbed up from there towards Loughrigg Fell. It stayed dry and sometimes sunny where I was but I could see the rain in the distance.

Fell walking in the Lake District

Loughrigg Terrace
Loughrigg Terrace

Lake District Fell

At lunchtime I found a convenient bench, with a great view.

Grassmere
Grassmere

Alpkit cooking system
Alpkit cooking system with Sea to Summit pack and Platypus 1l roll up water bottle

Robin
I had a number of visitors when I stopped for lunch

Rydal Water
Rydal Water

Walking in Lincolnshire


Morning coffee – Douwe Egberts> instant hazelnut nut flavoured coffee.

I got out this morning for a walk, some geocaching, photography and a coffee in the autumn sunshine.

I packed light, grabbed my Finnish Haversack, first-aid kit, backpacking cookset and a Sigg bottle for water. I used my M65 jacket, the lined cotten jacket is really comfortable for walking in cooler weather, and Karrimor walking shoes. Unfortunately I still have a problem with my stove – not sure it is safe to use ling term.

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire

It was a good opportunity to test a new Garmin etrex 10 GPS.

… it was a short walk, I had to get home in time to watch the Rams play the Giants at Twickenham on the TV!

New Alpkit MytiMug 400 titanium mug @Alpkit

Jeremy has bought me a new lightweight titanium mug from Alpkit a MytiMug 400.

Llightweight titanium mug

Llightweight titanium mug

At last a company is supplying a “mug sized” mug with a lightweight lid for the solo camper and backpacker. When I combine this with Alpkit’s Kraku stove it will make a very compact lightweight cooking kit. I was lucky enough to have a friend who was able to make me an aluminium lid for my other titanium mug, so I had a solo pot/mug, I can now replace that with Alpkit’s lighter solo pot/mug.