The first time I did was on Clive King's Bob Graham attempt.
Along with Steve Bennett we paced Clive on leg 1
|Clive and Steve on the climb of Skiddaw|
A very enjoyable 3 hours up to Blencathra until Clive dropped us both on the descent and we had to pick our way down a very unfamiliar route, where I thought I had found him again only to realise it was a pacer from another attempt, much to Steve's enjoyment.
Bad luck Clive and hopefully 3rd time lucky for you mate.
Fast forward 1 week and it was the turn of Gavin Pattinson, whom I helped navigate for on leg 2.
A early morning start got us up Clough Head in early light. On approaching Watson Dodd the clag came down heavily and stayed with us for the most of the leg, the one time it did clear was shortly after Raise, where the view of Ullswater was fantastic. A hard wind blew us up Fairfield and we reached Dunmail some 3 hrs 50 mins after setting off from Threlkeld.
|Gav arrives at Dunmail|
|Gav gets a break in the clouds|
|Cheer up Gav|
|Gav and his pacers sets off up Steel Fell|
The same night/day saw club mate Andy Thompson successfully complete the round in an equally impressive time of 21.25. aginn the last few hours in horrible conditions.
|Andy T looking strong|
|A well earned rest for Andy.|
Looking forward to helping Nick Ray next in 2 weeks time.