Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Honister Pass

Looking back on a long slog up to Littledale Edge from Gatesgarth on a glisky autumnal morning. 24 hours earlier the Lakes had been inundated by a tumultuous downpour with 75 mph winds forcing the abandonment of the 2008 Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) that could have ‘turned mountains into a morgue’” according to one sensationalist headline.

Look closely and a few stragglers can be seen still toiling up the boulder shewn Honister Pass to the event centre over in Borrowdale.

I was out collecting in some of the controls including informing one manned control which was in a mobile blind zone. He was fine having spent a cosy night on the fell. I was the only person he had seen. He had suspected something had happened when no competitors turned up, but he had stoically remained at his post.

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One response to “Honister Pass”

  1. […] near Grange. Instead, I found this photo of Derwentwater taken, by coincidence, on the same day as my photo of Honister Pass posted four days ago. It actually shows how high the water level was on the day after the great […]

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