I came across a new blog – well at least to me – Northern Pies – Mike Knipe today, I recognised his photo and his dog. I had met him on top of Great Knoutberry back in late January of this year, where we talked over our sandwiches about tents, gear and such. Here I am mentioned in dispatches, as the chap from Lincolnshire ! http://northernpies.blogspot.com/2010/01/great-knoutberry-station-to-station.html
I have emailed Mike and hope to hear from him. That is the second time I have met by chance a fellow outdoor blogger and not realised until much later. The trip for me was the second attempt to climb Great Knoutberry this winter just gone, my son and I had to turn back because of thigh deep snow half way up from Dent Station.
Below are some photos from that first attempt. The wind was biting and created blizzard like conditions. We got out of the wind, by digging a snow cave, so we could eat lunch. Our PHD Minimus Down Jackets came in very handy that day, I can tell you!
Some more photos of my first trip to Great Knoutberry follow.
After abandoning the walk, because of deep snow ( where were our snow-shoes when we needed them ?) we made our way back to Dent Station.
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