23.6.2013 Sharon's Bob Graham Round
Leg 3 Dunmail to Wasdale
|Joe and Sharon Climbing up from Stake Pass past black Crag|
|on the summit of High Raise, still raining|
Leg 4 Wasdale to Honister
|Start of Leg 4 and the climb up Yewbarrow|
Once passed Red pike summit the cloud was very thick and the wind was full on in our faces. At least the rain had stopped and we were only dampened by the low cloud. There was a bit of pressure for the next bit crossing off the main path to hit Scoat Fell, at one point I lost the others as visibility was bad. Back together after some shouting and we hit the wall and were just off to one side of the summit of Scoat fell. Keeping the pace up and bagging Steeple. We were back on the main path and making our way towards Pillar. The cross wind was very strong now and Windy Gap really lived up to its name and made the going hard work, and I'm sure it was making Sharon having to dig deep and put the extra effort in to fight against the elements especially with been on here feet now for over 18 hours, or there about’s.
|The clouds had closed in, heading to Pillar|
Having just left Kirk fell we knew, looking at the time, that the time to complete was now very tight and we were really would have to push Sharon and keep the pace moving on. Still in the cloud, there was no room for any navigational mistakes.
|Job nearly done, 300 meters to the Moot hall...|
|Yes job done, time for chippies :)|
KitA larger sack was required to carry Sharon's rations and my own kit and supplies, I used my OMM 15 L sac. My INOV8 315 did there job as usual good grippy sole and plenty of cushioning for distance work.
Further to Sharon's successful Bob Graham and myself getting in some good training, in a space of 8 days I ran over 135 km and over 8000 meters of climbing, just what I needed and I felt strong afterwards.