Ascent of Bink Moss on 2015-02-23

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:Monday, February 23, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bink Moss
    Elevation:619 m / 2031 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From Hargill Bridge where there is room for a couple of cars on the verge. Given the conditions it's fortunate that a shooters track leads more or less directly up to the summit plateau from where it's a straight trudge across trackless heather moorland to the summit. Itself idiosyncratically marked by two wooden posts, one short, one tall, each with an upturned wellington boot on it. Rested for a short while in the shooters hut (unlocked and rather splendid with doubled glazed windows) on the way down to eat my lunch.

A life-enhancing rather than a strictly enjoyable outing in the North Pennines. Part of a two two-thousander trip in semi-blizzard conditions but with a short drive between the two to warm up. How I wish I'd brought my ski-goggles, spindrift hurts and it's difficult to see through ice-encrusted glasses.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:254 m / 833 ft
    Trailhead:Hargill Bridge  365 m / 1198 ft
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Snowing, Frigid, Extremely Windy, Low Clouds

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