Climbing The Old Man Of Coniston

(It’s a mountain in the UK’s Lake District, in case you were wondering)


Looking down across the Lake District from the Old Man Of Coniston © Simon Whaley

I’m an old-fashioned kinda guy. If I’m going to all the effort of knackering myself out by climbing 2,635 feet to the top of a mountain, I want to see the damn view from the top.

The trouble is, the UK’s Lake District has its own weather system. That’s down to all…



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