Tag Archives: Wasdale

In Praise of Hillwalking Companions – Mine’s an Alan!

Walking up hills can be a testing time for any friendship especially when things don’t go to plan. So having the right Hillwalking Companion can be vital to your enjoyment of this fine pastime. I first met my hill buddy … Continue reading

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Hillwalking in the 1980’s – My First Mountain, Great Gable and Wasdale, no gear and no idea!

Everyone remembers their first mountain, mine was 32 years ago when my mate Alan suggested we drive up to a place called Wasdale in the Lake District. We were staying at my late Grandads bungalow near Blackpool, Alan’s parents were … Continue reading

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Classic Scafell Pike Circuit from Seathwaite via a pint at Wasdale Head

Thirty years ago after driving to Wasdale Head I clambered up a hill called Great Gable, it was my first ever mountain. Later it was Yewbarrow then Pillar & Steeple, all done from Wasdale. Eventually I discovered there were other … Continue reading

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