Jonathan demonstrating poor headtorch etiquette, "MY EYES!!"
toughest part of the walk, taking a picture in the dark without the flash making the subject close their eyes
We got to this wall at about 3.50am and decided to hang out for a little bit rather than get to the top too early. We actually got to the top at 4am. Good time to text the organiser to say that we have set off (obviously a better time would have been when we actually set off, oops!)
It was really cold on the top, biting cold wind. Half an hour is a long time to spend stood around on the top of a fell in the freezing cold. We walked back down halfway to the wall and then back up to the top. The instructions were, lights out at 4.20am and then a co-ordinated big light up at 4.30am. We spotted a light on Skiddaw, and perhaps one on Lords Seat but to be honest, I think the timing was a bit late and it wasn't all that dark at 4.30am
our 'beacon' some sparklers and a headtorch. We were careful to collect all the stray matches and used sparklers.
time to head back down. Light coming in from the east as we descend
towards Bassenthwaite and Binsey
from the seat by the church
back at the gate, another text to say that we are safe and off we go
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