Mountain Journeys

Alpine Training Days Lake District – Getting ready for the bigger mountains


Tracy & Vic on a comfy belay ledge, Middlefell Buttress

This last couple of days I've been joined by Tracy and Vic who were wanting to spend time on scrambles and easier climbs so they could get more comfortable with exposure. This is in preparation for a variety of trips they have planned to the Alps and maybe beyond.

We started off with a grade 2 scramble, this quickly moved up a gear to a 'Diff' rock climb in Langdale. These two routes gave plentiful supply of exposed terrain and plenty of technical challenge whilst moving over the rock.

With a damp and windy day forecast for the next day, we decided to scramble rather than try more difficult rock climbs.
And what better for getting used to exposed terrain than the 'Alpinesque' Pinnacle Ridge on St. Sunday crag. This uber classic really does take some beating, and with some wild weather blowing through the atmosphere was simply magnificent.
Yes we all got thoroughly soaked, but there were big smiles all round. Lots of time spent in the mountains climbing and scrambling, sharing experiences and stories, and keeping fit. For more about what we can offer see our Activities Page here

Big thanks to Tracy and Vic, some of the photo credits go to them too.



The Pinnacles of Pinnacle Ridge - Alpine training days Lake District



A rare shot of me on Pinnacle ridge - Alpine training days Lake District


Enjoying dry rock on Middlefell Buttress - Alpine training days Lake District



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