The other first was getting to the tops to find that our water bottles had partially frozen, the winds were incredibly strong and that chill factor obviously brought the temperature down.
At one stage the winds were so strong they almost blew you off your feet.
A very exhilarating walk in winter conditions, and the last first, first time my Montane extreme kit was used for what it was intended to do great kit.
|Starting point and it was cold|
|The Roman Road|
|Puffin Island in the distance|
|More local ponies|
|Hit the snow line very icy and the winds started to pick up|
|Good job I chose my Montane extreme kit|
|The brothers grim!|
|Got there, water bottle out to find it had frozen|
|All I needed with that bottle was a slice of lemon and some gin it was more like a slush puppy|
|The camera did'nt do credit to the frozen fence|
|Winds now picking up must have been gusting in the 50's at some stages difficult to stand|
|A sunny Ormes in the distance|
|Bronze Age Standing Stones Ley Line markers|