Wednesday, 4 February 2015

An arctic Plover Hill and Pen y Ghent from Horton - 31st January 2015

Well the Mountain Weather Information Service had the weather for Saturday down as cold with strong winds on the tops and an expected wind chill of -17˚. They weren't wrong. It was also extremely icy, especially on the climb up Plover Hill, so my kahtoolas had another outing as did my brand new ice axe. Fantastic though - exactly what winter running in the hills is all about!

From Horton-in-Ribblesdale - 8.5 miles and 2,340 ft - route on Strava

Up the left end, along the top and back down the right....

The steep bit of the climb up Plover Hill....

..... and the sheet ice cap at just before the top!

Wind blown snow on Plover Hill

A bit fricking windy!

I must admit it felt a 'tad' exposed here

Looking along the ridge towards the summit of Pen y Ghent

Nice drift

Pen y Ghent trig

Just a scoot down and home now!

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