Tuesday, October 27, 2009


It was another Mountain Monday, but this time I had company for the hike in the shapes of my sister and her wonderful children Joseph and Ellie.

Flossie the dog came along as well, how we laughed when she ran and played in mud, and how we moaned and choked on the smell of wet, dirty dog on the car journey home. Horton-In-Ribblesdale station with Pen-Y-Ghent rising behind.

The early part of the hike was steady rather than speedy, the weather perfect for this time of year, warm, along no wind and no rain or hill fog.

Passing through Sulber Nick, Joseph leading the group with Ingleborough the hill on the left, Simon Seat on the right.

Liz and Ellie at Sulber Nick.

Ellie and Liz crossing the last stile on Simon Seat Breast, Ellie took one look at the summit of Ingleborough and decided she'd had enough mountain for one day. Joseph, aka Mountain Goat Boy, was keen to complete his set of Yorkshire 3 Peaks, so we pressed on.

Jo sets off for the summit.

It's busy on the summit plateau, lots of walkers and many families have reached the top and were sat around picnicking and admiring the view.

The view from the summit, looking across Southerscales to Whernside and the Ribblehead Viaduct. I remember doing Ingleborough a few years ago in heavy fog, where the view all day was the wall of mist ten feet in front of you, it's great to be up here on a clear day where you can see for miles.

On the way down I said to Joseph that now we had done the Yorkshire 3 Peaks we needed another challenge, and what would he like to do next.

Scafell Pike was the answer. Right you are Jo, we may as well aim for the big ones

1 comment:

  1. Squirt1:57 pm

    Thanks for a great day, big bruv. Sorry you missed dinner! We were all pooped anyway: We filled Kevin in on the day's antics then all promptly fell asleep on the settee!!