The Lake District: 13th to 19th Sept 2014

I love the Lake District! Just to get away from it all for a week is just bliss in itself, but being able to climb mountains as well is just a wonderfully cathartic experience. The endeavour is physically tiring but mentally relaxing. It’s the combination of solitude, physical activity, interesting twisty paths and the wonderful views that enables the brain to relax, re-charge, de-stress and process the things that are truly important. It washes away all the superfluous rubbish and poison of this world. I achieve a peace that I find no where else.

Moving on to the trip, my climbing buddy and I arrived at the caravan site late on Saturday after procuring supplies. Then it was straight into the Sca Fells the following day. Monday was a day of rest, then Crinkle Crags, Helvellyn and finally the Langdale Pikes knocking off all the Wainwrights as we went. The Sca Fell climb on Saturday was a dull and overcast day briefly punctuated by shafts of shining light. Thereafter we were blessed by wonderful weather and beautiful conditions. Truly was a blessing. The highlight was the Crinkle Crags and the Pikes, both were amazing walks, loved every minute of it.

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