Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Snowshoeing in The Peak District and Sierra Nevada

As snow is covering the Peak District today, we took the opportunity of getting out on our snowshoes.  O.K., so the snow is only 8” deep (though deeper in the drifts), but at least we were out there doing it.  Arctic it felt in the strong winds, with snow being blown horizontally.  Here’s a couple of pictures that we took in and around Silence Mine:

Not quite like the end of season opportunity we had last May to ascend Pico del Caballo, which at 3007m is Europe’s most westerly 3000m peak. 

Snowshoeing is a great way to explore the mountains and back country.    If you fancy giving this a go, visite http://mountain-house.co.uk/snowshoeing/