Date: Friday 28 December 2001

Peaks bagged: Skiddaw (931m/3053ft)

Route: Blencathra Centre - Glenderaterra Beck - Skiddaw House - Sale How - Skiddaw Man - Hare Crag - Skiddaw House - Glenderaterra Beck - Blencathra Centre (distance approx. 17.3km, ascent approx. 881m)

Notes: An overcast and windy winter's day, and the first chance to walk off the Christmas dinner. A break in the clouds on the approach to Skiddaw Man, the shafts of sunlight breaking through over Derwent Water. The wind on the summit top bitterly cold and relentless.

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