So for starters it was the Langdale classic 'Middlefell Buttress'. We climbed this in short pitches so we were both able to be moving most of the time. At the top of the route Kate couldn't find her mobile and after a good search, concluded she must have dropped it on the ledge below! I set up an abseil to go and have a look. Lots of searching later and I gave up, returning to Kate her face said it all. It had been hiding in her pocket the whole time :-)
So onwards we went, finishing this section with an ascent of Curtain Wall followed by some easy scrambling to reach the path towards the Langdale Pikes and our next route.
Thorn crag was next up. A grade 1 scramble of really high quality gave us loads of fun in increasingly great conditions.
By the time we reached the top we were in T-shirts and sunbathing, winner.
The descent path lies near the summit and this allows a swift descent back to the valley, stopping off to wash our hands in the cascading waters of the Dungeon Ghyll.
This route is one of many mountaineering style link-ups in the Langdale valley, we know loads of them. If this could be what you're looking for and want to make sure you make the most of your time here in the Lake District, please get in touch and we'll put a plan together just for you.
Subject to government restrictions, we hope to be offering activity days again by the beginning of June. Number of participants may be limited, but we often operate a 1:1 ratio anyway, so not much change there.
Thanks for reading
Mark & Kate