Ascent of Cross Fell on 2010-02-21
|Others in Party:||Jill Stone|
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||893 m / 2930 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportA 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 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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