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Blencathra Descent

Blencathra in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, UK. On this morning I hiked to the summit of Blencathra alone in the dark and reached it in time for sunrise. I had underestimated the steepness of the last pitch and in order to maintain my schedule of reaching the summit of under two hours I had to keep pushing. Unfortunately I had to stop briefly to evacuate my dinner (and beers) from the night before. But I was able to enjoy my time quietly sitting and watching the fog roll over Sharp Edge from above for almost an hour before I decided the light was not going to cooperate on the iconic view so I started my trek back down. I chose Scales Fell ridge as my route for the decent due to the beautiful grassy ridge line and expansive views to the east. The hike down and the quickly changing weather was one of the highlights of my Lake District trip. I snapped this photo hand-held just as a passing cloud enveloped the ridge.
In the distance the small peak of Great Mell Fell can be seen, and just between the far ridges in the distance is the lake of Ullswater. Multiple exposures shot handheld and manually blended; with Fuji X-E2s and Fujinon XF 10-24 f/4 R OIS lens.

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