In 2015, I decided to pop my solo wild camping cherry and headed up to the Lake District with a tent and sleeping bag. Admittedly November was probably not the best month to give it a whirl. The conditions were wild to say the least, but at least it wasn’t snowing! I had quite an experience on the way up bent double in the wind for hours with a 30kg backpack and on reaching the summit I could barely stand never mind pitch a tent. I headed back down for about half a mile and found a spot that was slightly more sheltered than up on the top and took the decision to pitch my tent on the only flat area I could find overlooking a rather scary precipice. Suffice to say that the sunset was totally worth it, the night’s sleep was tense and fraught and the climb back down in the morning nothing like the ordeal I’d though it was going to be despite taking a bit of an un-calculated detour.
November 24th, 2015
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