Winter Adventures

After missing out on the Wildboar Clough adventure the day before I wasn’t prepared to miss out again. So with J, Rob and Alan we headed up to Crowden Clough, meeting at the parking at 4ish.

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Tooling up

 

After an uneventful though moist walk up we arrived at a formed if not awe inspiring icefall as dark struck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Alan leading we all headed up. It wasn’t Rjukan, the ice was slushy in places, breaking off or non-existant in others. Just as we thought the fun was over the ice continued. Alan tested the waterproof-ness of his boots and trousers by breaking through the ice, we saw what must have been a very cold mouse and then had a traditional grit stone thug-out finish.

 

Only at the top did we realise we hadn’t actually planned a descent but made our way to Jacobs ladder (after a little confusion) and walked back down.

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On the way down

All in all a great mini adventure after work…. you cant do this if you live in London can you.

Ross

 

 

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