Sunday, 23 November 2014

Etched in glass, and summary of mountains walked in England

Blue etched in glass

The picture above only captures a small amount of the intricate detail and splendour of this masterpiece. Detail is key, but his fur looks so soft it could be real, we asked for the lead to be omitted, from the impression, and below is the photo they based the glass etching on. 

If you have enough money to spare, check out their web site, you will be amazed by the detail.

Blue has been keeping well since his last blog, continuing in his own happy way, no new news to report. I thought though how good it would be to share some summary information about the mountains he has ascended in the Lake District over the years. It is worth remembering, we are not mountaineers and only holiday there once a year for a fortnight.

Mountain Height (m) Comments
Barf 468 Nice detour after summiting Lords Seat from Whinlatter Forest
Barrow 455 Summited in strong winds
Blencathra 868 Summited in strong winds
Broom Fell 511 Large Cairn behind fence on summit.
Carlside 746 Following Forest track, leave forest turn left, long steep exposed path
Castle Crag 290 Mini mountain but varied access terrain.
Cat Bells 290 Best summited from Derwent Water
The Old Man of Coniston 576 Via Goats Water
Dodd 502 Set above Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwent Water
Fleetwith Pike 648 Summited from Honister Slate mine, but lost in low cloud very quickly
Green Gable 801 Summited from Honister Slate mine, only accessed by going under a fence !
Grisedale Pike 791 Bit craggy getting near to the top, amazing views.
Haystacks 597 Summited from Gatesgarth Farm via Warnscale Beck and Dubs Quarry.
Helm Crag 396 Shared access with many sheep descending as we ascended
Helvellyn 950 Long long trudge up and down, 3rd highest mountain in England
Kidsty Pike 950 Was aiming for High Street, but driven back by wind and rain, bit of a scramble in places
Latrigg 367 Easy climb and great views over Keswick and Derwent Water.
Lord's Seat 552 Great walk via Whinlatter visitor centre
Maiden Moor 575 Steep narrow access in places from Cat Bells
Raven Crag 461 Real unusual walk, and great views along Thirlmere
Skiddaw 931 Large flat summit, often busy, hard part is the beginning. 6th highest mountain in England
Skiddaw Little Man 865 Nice diversion on the way to Skiddaw
Walla Crag 376 Great view point over Derwent Water after ascent from Springs Farm Road