Wasdale News and Views

JAN 2010

Carol and Sam playing out in the back garden, Buckbarrow. Middlefell in the distance.

Minor roads still untreated are compacted shot ice.

The forest road in Ennerdale is like a skating rink. Foresters close down tree harvesting, its too dangerous to get around

Pillar basks in the sun. But it doesn't shine in the valley. It will be February before the sun is high enough to reach onto the valley floor.

Even the lake is freezing over.

Anglers crag is gripped in snow and ice, The coast to coast path is treacherous. You need Ice axe and crampons to walk round the lake.

Thre rain turns the icy road into a slip pan. Suppiers can't deliver to the YHA hostel. A land rover slips off the road in Wasdale and almost rolls into the lake.

Its the end of January before we are able to move the rest off our possessions out of Ennerdale.