Ascent of Cross Fell on 2010-02-21

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cross Fell
    Elevation:893 m / 2930 ft

Ascent Trip Report

A most enjoyable hike despite the weather as all 6 of us were well wrapped up and prepared for winter conditions. Misled by a favourable forecast on MWIS (the Met Office was slightly more accurate); in fact the cloud level was 600-700m and almost continuous snow led to a near white-out on the summit plateau. The windshelter & trig point were only just poking above the surface of the snow and took a bit of locating! Without any line features to bear off it would have been impossible without GPS. An excellent first winter epic for the children.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:673 m / 2208 ft
    Trailhead:Kirkland  220 m / 722 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Windy, White-out

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