Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Hiking Wishlist: Glaramara

Running a day late (forgive me: I was up a hill), here is your weekly dose of scenery porn!  



Now this is a hill that I've had a desire to wander to the top of for a year now - pretty much since I returned from my second visit to the lakes at the end of August 2012. This was pretty unusual in that it was one of the first hills that I stumbled across on my own - back then the usual tack was either for my then-hiking partner to tell me which hill we'd be ascending, and my wishlist was carved out from hearing the names of the hills in his anecdotes of previous hikes.

But Glaramara was one I found all on my own: I'd seen a photo from the summit and decided then and there that I wanted to see that for myself. In the end, the biggest move I made towards ascending that was to ask the bloke whether it would kill me (it's 783m, after all). Still, as we never returned to the Lakes together, it was never raised again. 


When the Yeti and I spent a few days in the Lakes last month we were based at Great Langdale without a car and in the middle of a heatwave that made it inadvisable to attempt much beyond Stickle Tarn (and even then we only managed that at last light). So Glaramara was out of the question on that visit as well.


But we'll get there one day. There's no way in hell I'm missing out on this...

Sources: One, Two, Three, Four, Five

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