OM Sykeside Meet

Posted by @ 5:17 pm on Monday 29th January, 2007.
Categories: Great Escapes

The OM Sykeside Meet was a cracker. Not much snow about, but the weather was fine and the company was excellent, what more could you ask for? Saturday saw Ella conquer High Hartsop Dodd and Little Hart Crag, and Wansfell was added on Sunday morning. These are her first three Wainwrights, and she was really chuffed with herself. My tally is now 151, which leaves 63 more to do.

Looking towards Sykeside

Ella atop Little Hart Crag

Ella beside Caiston Beck

So, how did the new kit fare?

Even though I was starkers, the AD700 was far too warm to sleep in (the nights were very mild even though the wind was a bit blustery) so I used it as a blanket instead.
The Nanok sleeping socks are great for wearing in the tent. It was too mild for me to wear mine under the bag but Ella wore hers in her bag and says that they are great.
The Rab VR Climb jacket was plenty warm enough over just a baselayer top even in the high cold winds on the felltops. It's a superb windproof which withstood driving rain, I neither chilled nor overheated in it.
We had a felltop lunchstop under the TN Bothy4, there was plenty of room for us two and our packs, with space to get the Jetboil going too. Good fun when the wind was really ripping by!

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