Back from Kinder Plateau/Bleaklow Trip

Back from my traverse of the Kinder Plateau from Edale to Snake Pass and then over Bleaklow to Hadfield. Weather at times was wild, windy and  very rainy. However a good walk over ground not visited for a few years, and a new area for me along the Snake Path.  Full trip details soon with new gear assessments ( Golite Pinnacle and Hilleberg Soulo).  Here are a few photos of the trip.

Hilleberg Soulo at sunset


Kinder at sunrise

Looking down Torside Clough


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12 Responses to Back from Kinder Plateau/Bleaklow Trip

  1. Maz says:

    That’s wonderful stuff – great inaugural outing for the Soulo. What a great shelter!!

  2. Martin Rye says:

    I can imagine you slept well in that tent. It indeed looks super stable and knowing Hilleberg it is superbly made. But the photos and Peak district is even better to look at. Look forward to the trip report.

  3. Thanks Martin – the poles didn’t move an inch – and it was seriously windy !

  4. Helen Fisher says:

    I was out the same night in a tarp but in a very sheltered spot on the edge of the Peaks. It was pretty windy!
    Nice to see the Soulo in action and on the scene!

  5. -maria- says:

    Great looking photos! I’m glad it was windy and rainy, so the Soulo was put in a real test! 🙂 Good to hear it survived well.

  6. GeoffC says:

    I notice the rocks on top of the pegs: we’ve had that problem before with a mixture of loose gritstone sand and peat in the Peaks, most pegs don’t grip at all well. The robust structure of the tent would count for nought without good anchors!.

    • Geoff – Yes you are right that mixture is not that stable, But comfortable to sleep on. I used the rocks to stop the v pegs from pulling out – no problems after that. Hilleberg stock a special peg for sandy conditions, but carrying them would be over kill.

  7. Blogger Zed says:

    I’m looking forward to the Soulo review, but will it stop my seemingly inevitable progress to complete tarpdom?

    • Your choice ! – I personally have done a few nights with a bivvy bag ( not even a tarp). I like the security of a tent in wet/windy weather. Each to his own – perhaps I might try at some time !

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