15th May 2013

today's walk: Keswick rambling club annual coach outing - this year to Horton in Ribblesdale and an ascent of Pen y Ghent

descending from the bus and donning waterproofs

Horton in Ribblesdale church with Pen y Ghent beyond

a lot of water in the river

climbing above Horton in Ribblesdale

looking back down the very wet ascent path with the massive quarry in the background

looking back down the ascent path

Pen y Ghent ahead

looking up the steep south ridge

looking back down the south ridge ..

..and again as we meet a bunch of 3 peakers

lunch stop on the relatively sheltered southwestern ridge

the steepest part of the ascent ..

.. now climbing up into a bit of scattered snow

approaching the top of Pen y Ghent

at Pen y Ghent summit

the start of the descent

impessive falls into Hunt Pot

looking into Hunt Pot from the west ..

.. and another shot from the east

weather clearing over Pen y Ghent as we head back down

sunshine on the descent track to Horton in Ribblesdale

Pen y Ghent completely clear from Horton in Ribblesdale

supper in the Plough Inn at Lupton