After a few weeks of non hill activity we headed out early on Saturday morning to tick of 1 or perhaps 2 more Wainwrights from the list. Bakestall was the initial target but with the weather forecast looking decidedly dodgy it was debatable whether we'd even get out of the car.
Parked we changed into boots and got bags ready when the heavens opened and we quickly jumped back in the car and thought we'd give it a few mins to abate before venturing out. After 15 mins or so it had eased off and although only spitting it was decidedly brighter so off we went.
The first part of the walk took us up the same path we'd been on a few weeks before with the mountain bikes. Heading towards Whitewater Dash but before then we took a right turn and headed steeply up the flanks of Bakestall.
Finally on top it was a lot more pleasant. The wind was still buffeting us about but the rain, thankfully, had stopped and there were a few dots of blue sky beginning to appear.
Directly ahead of us was Little Calva and Great Calva which if the going had been better we'd have tackled today but alas those were going to be for another day.
So not the full compliment of Wainwrights ticked off today that we'd planned but still 1 more off that ever decreasing list. Chris is on 207 with 7 left to do and I'm on 181 with 33 left to do.
Fingers crossed we'll be in the Langdales next weekend with our beloved Bob we we can tick off a fair few more.