"Those few hours on Orrest Head cast a spell that changed my life forever" A Wainwright.
As we scoffed tea & sarnies and gazed at the fells around us we watched as a steady stream of admirers came through. At one point a lady approached us and asked if I could take a photo of her and her husband as they were there to celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary. Turns out they'd been here for their honeymoon and were now back to celebrate. Be warned; if you ever visit the lakes, it's unlikely to be your only visit.
We also watched as blizzard blew down from Red Screes and across Ambleside and Windermere. We'd been caught in something similar on the way up and I didn't envy the people caught by the one we were now watching - take a peek at the video down below to see the blizzard in action.
As we made our way down the skies cleared and little and the wind dropped giving us some glorious views along the valley. Don't know what it is about blue sky and snow but it never fails to lift the spirits.
One thing crossed my mind as we made our way back to the car; from the account of his first ascent it's clear that AW had decent weather during his first visit. It's a good job it wasn't raining, Lake District history might have been rather different if it had been.