Sunday, 30 January 2011

I'm a loser baby, so why don't you run me?

The topograph on topo Lose Hill

A couple of days in the Peak with Mrs sbrt was a sure fire cure for the back to work January blues. It was also a chance for a quick recce, of the Mam Nick to Brown Knoll section, of the Edale Skyline (well spotted Kate).
This section is a notorious, almost pathless, bog-fest. Fortunately thanks to freak Peak District weather, the usual thick clag had been replaced with sunshine and the bottomless, Guiness filled bogs were frozen. Perfect conditions for a recce.

 I am not sure if it was a confidence boost or has just made me  more apprehensive. This is just my normal pre race wobble. A balance that swings from  blind optimism and enthusiasm to, what have I let myself in for I am doomed?

Looking to the East, from Rushup Edge


"Hitting the wall"  
 Nah! Just jogging alongside and using it as a handrail.

Legs of a sparrow

 Brown Knoll
Call a plumber, the bog's frozen.



Ringing Roger catching the last few rays of sun 
We also got out for a gentle, sunset stroll along the Pennine way. A short out and back, from Edale to Upper Booth Farm. Clear crisp weather and low winter sun highlighted the hills with some wonderful colours. It was a joy to be out.

From Lose Hill (Ward's Piece) looking West.

Win Hill