Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wet Lake District

I will start with a big news. In the world of climbers not often you will see pregnant women on the rocks. Well you will be seeing me! Big baby bump is not going to stop me from climbing :-).

 It was a surprising news for me, as this summer I was suppose to climb Matterhorn and Eiger. And the next year a big expedition to Pakistan to climb unclimbed peak. At first I was thinking this is it...how I am going to climb, how I am going to go away for a long period of time, how I am going to fund my trips if in about 6 months I am going to have a baby :-(.

After a few weeks of getting used to idea of 3rd person in my family I am more positive. After all it's not the end of the world. Other women done it and I will do it! Expedition to Pakistan has been moved to a summer of 2015. Matterhorn and Eiger summer 2014! Winter 2014 lots of weekends away in Scotland. Will just have to freeze lots of milk for a baby ;-)

My climbing partner, Paul, said that from now on I have to wear full body harness ( I said ok), I can't lead ( hmmm ok), I can't carry rope or climbing gear ( nope, gear I will carry my self!). After trying out my new full body harness last week at the wall, this week on the 23rd June 2013 we went to the Lake District. Plan was to do some easy graded climbing just to see if I am still up 2 speed. On arrival to a very wet Lake District it was no point to climb in the rain, so we went walking up to Bowfell. Actually it was a good practice walk for our next trip to Isle of Skye on the 3rd of July to do Culling Ridge.

After a walk we had a quick cup of tea at the local pub and agreed to try out at least one climb. Despite the rain we managed to do one climb. Middlefell Buttress, Raven Crag, well it was more of a scramble then a climb really. But we tried and tasted my bump, LOL

In a week I will be enjoying my favorite views! Will be climbing like a crazy (with care) and sleep in my bivvi on the top of Culling ridge! Can't wait!!!!

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