Photo Trip Report: Coniston Old Man

Location: Coniston Old Man, Lake District

Date: 15 September 2012

Weather: Overcast, Dry(ish), windy summit

Company: Rob, Michael, Mark, Lee and Sean

Distance: 5.94 miles (9.56km)

Highest point: 803m

Kit roundup: Coming soon

The date was 15 September 2012, the place was Coniston in the Lake District and the people were massively hungover. We planned to tick another hill off the Trail 1oo in the shape of Coniston Old Man. Since mqhiker has already written a belter of a trip report – here’s our day in photos.

Finding a route round Foul Scrow

Looking down on Coniston and Coniston Water

The team beginning to struggle with their hangovers

Old quarry buildings on the Old Man

We had to leave a man behind but we irresponsibly ploughed on

Taking a break by Low Water

The wind was going for it at the summit. Sean turned an ankle just after this photo.

Looking down on Low Water during a swift descent.

Mark and Michael on the way down.

Coniston Water

Sean’s cream trousers of power. Good choice George Michael.

Rob, prepared for anything in the new Rab Atari hooded waterproof.

It wasn’t a long walk, but it was the best hangover cure out there. Although we lost one man and brought an injured one home it was quite a nice wander that was quite steep in places and really interesting due to the large amount of industrial scarring. Definitely recommended if you’re in the area.


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