A Siberian Night On Kinder

 

We’re very fortunate where we live. About four miles from our front door and we can be somewhere like Mermaid’s Pool. Not a bad spot for a couple of hour’s walk.

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Kim and I should have been backpacking in the Lakes this weekend, but a bit of an overspend on our finances this month made us think twice about trotting up there for a couple of days, when we’re going up for a week or so at Easter anyway.

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A night out still seemed like a good idea though, so Kinder seemed to fit the bill nicely.

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The forecast was for dry weather, but with an arctic wind ‘…coming straight from Siberia…’

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They weren’t kidding. The arctic wind was stronger than we expected too and never stopped, all night long.

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My fingers got so cold filtering water, that they hurt for ages. And I actually wished that I’d carried my big duvet jacket up there, even for sitting in the tent.

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In fact, even with no snow down at all, it was infinitely colder than the night out we’d had there in January.

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Still good fun though (once I’d warmed up, anyway) and after taking the direct route up there on the Saturday, we took a slightly longer one back on the Sunday, by circumnavigating the Reservoir.

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And if you’re wondering who the random guy is in the photos, that’s Hamish – Kim’s husband – who accompanied us on our walk up there, but didn’t even stay for a cup of tea! As soon as the tents were up, he was off back down to the village, to the pub and a pizza.

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About chrissiedixie

Love being out on the moors and mountains, backpacking, dogs, travelling generally. Favourite place in the world - Yosemite National Park. Retired teacher and ex Mountain Rescue Deputy Team Leader. Married to Geoff, who puts up with all sorts.
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16 Responses to A Siberian Night On Kinder

  1. Looks great Chrissie.

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  2. backpackingbongos says:

    All looks very familiar that does. I was on a warm sofa last night with a DVD and a bottle of wine. It’s cold in Nottingham today so must have been very cold up there.

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  3. Pub and a pizza sounds like a good plan to me 🙂

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  4. beatingthebounds says:

    Surely worth it for that view from the tent door though!

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  5. Paul Besley says:

    Lovely post. And yes it must have been cold.

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  6. surfnslide says:

    Glamping in the Gower in the new toy for us – heater on full blast – toasty! Like that tent door photo as well

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  7. We were up on Blencathra in that Siberian wind (and snow). I dropped my gloves on the ascent and had to go down a bloody long way again for them but, with that wind, I knew it was essential!
    Carol.

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