After raining all night thankfully it had clared by breakfast, the forcast was dire with low cloud, high winds & heavy rain & eaven lightening!! Having met up with my two adopted sons (see yesterdays blog) and checked they were ok with Striding Edge we set off & by lunch time I felt like a mother duck with three teenagers in tow!! Being still dry we discarded the waterproofs & started the ascent other than crossing some streams in full spate ther were no lssues, but the wind picked up as we climbed & the low cloud ruled out striding edge. At Grisedale Tarn the highest point today the wind chased waves in all directions across the tarns surface, we got our first view of the pennines which we will cross in a few days, the descent to Patterdale was uneventful though we did see two roe deer feeding in a nearby field, we were in Patterdale Youth Hostel by 2.30pm, just as our bags arrived & the rain started.
Wee count today 5