This week I was out with Emma - friend and regular walking guide for us here at Mountain Journeys - showing her the delights of the special place. We started up Middlefell Buttress, then walked over to Gimmer and climbed the classic 'Ashe tree slabs' in one big pitch. There was some lingering dampness from early rain, but this didn't affect the climbing at all. Up on Ash Tree Ledge it was quite windy so we stuck with easy climbing and took on Oliverson's variation and Lyon's crawl. This weaves an intricate line across the crag and to the top. Some showers joined us giving rather atmospheric climbing but not dampening our spirits. As we had carried our backpacks we could now enjoy the long scramble up to the summit of Loft crag. A proper mountaineering day and all on impeccable rock.
The rest of this week has been spent mostly in gorges and canyons, having tons of fun with lovely people all seeking an adventure.
If you're visiting the Lake District and looking to add some more fun or want to learn some new skills for the mountains, please do get in touch. We still have some availability for August and plenty for September.
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