Pint of Bisto?

Spending my early years on the west coast of Cumbria, I was in my twenties by the time I really got to know Langdale - Ennerdale, Wasdale and occasionally Eskdale all being much easier to reach. I returned to Lakes and Langdale specifically with all the trappings of a climber, intent on classics such as Bracket and Slab - the first multi-pitch route I completed and others like Kipling Groove which followed a little later. And for many years, New Year's Eve was spent in 'The Old'...always a rowdy night and followed more than once by the complete failure of various revellers to find their tent. Which for my own part had more to do with the single-pole tent's diminutive size and the fact that it was flattened and buried under six inches of snow, than the quantity of beer consumed. Nevertheless, there appeared to be an uncanny connection between the two. Happy days.
Away from Gimmer and the major crags, were two in particular on the southern slopes of Pike of Blisco where I…

Long views in the Lakes

Heading for the hills

Slow walks around Whitby

Carry on camping

Of Hindscarth and hernias

Grassmoor, 852m

Three from Ireland

New lows on High Stile

A little R and R off Anglesey

Weisshorn of Buttermere

A Rockpool or three at Rhoscolyn