Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.


We found a helicopter

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 6:17 pm

How do you hot wire a helicopter?

We walked up to Cock Hill and on to Clough Head. We were surprised to find a helicopter by a large number of bags of heather seadlings that are being used to reseed eroded areas of the moor. You do not usually leave helicopters lying around.


Damp under foot in Cressbrook Dale

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 8:50 pm

Our plan was to park in Litton and walk down Cressbrook Dale and into the part climbers know as Water-cum-jolly and back to Litton. Getting into the Dale on the side with the path foxed us. There was a river running down that required the removal of boots and socks and the rolling up of trousers if we were to cross to the side of the path. We declined this option, looked for alternatives and retraced our steps. The wind was gale force.

The photographs


Ladybower and Hope Cross

Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 9:19 pm

walker taking a direct line up the hillside towards Hope cross

A heavy frost after a wet week led to a beautiful day, a clear blue sky and no wind. The jet trails made crosses in the sky and we walked for three hours up from Ashop river to Hope Cross and came back down by the side of the Ladybower reservoir. It was good to be alive.

Lynne and I took some photographs.

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