High Street Inversion

DATE : 28th - 29th April 2007




Mardale Head from the Old Corpse Road between Mardale & Swindale


Fine conditions in Swindale from Selside Pike


Selside Pike from the Cairn on Artle Crag , Branstree


View towards Longsleddale


Haweswater from Harter Fell


Small Water with High Street behind


Small Water again with Haweswater from the Nan Bield Pass


On Thornthwaite Crag with the view north towards Gray Crag


The large cairn on Thornthwaite Crag summit


Southern view towards Troutbeck Park & Windermere


Froswick & Ill Bell


The sun sets behind Helvellyn


Cloud hangs around the fells east of Haweswater


Sun rises at 5:40 am the following morning


A thin layer of cloud hangs above Haweswater


View towards Branstree


Early morning light on the Fairfield - Helvellyn Fells


Tent pitch using the summit wall as a windbreak


The cloud moves in from the east


Blea Water is still in view


Cloud builds up over Mardale Ill Bell


Mardale becomes engulfed


View over Riggindale


Blea Water dissappears from view


It's not going to be the only thing to dissappear from view judging by the rapid cloud build up


View from the top of Long Stile at the head of Rough Crag


Cloud heads towards the Straits of Riggindale , the low point of the ridge


Over the ridge


And takes seconds to fall 1000ft down to Hayeswater


Another view of the overflowing cloud from near Thornthwaite Crag


More overflowing cloud pours into the Kentmere Valley


Froswick & Ill Bell again with Kentmere Reservoir below


Closer view of the overflowing cloud


Later the cloud dissperses and Blea Tarn once again becomes visible


Beautiful conditions towards Fairfield & Helvellyn with Great Gable & High Stile in the background


Blea Water with Mardale Ill Bell above


The continuation of the ridge to Rough Crag


Somebody's about to get disturbed !


Descending by Small Water Beck with Harter Fell towering above


Back by the banks of Haweswater