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beefy

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VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« on: 18:56:58, 10/01/18 »

hi guys beefy here  8)
heres another video
weve been waiting to get up high in the snow
and it didnt disappoint the views were stunning
Ullock Pike, Long Side, Skiddaw and Little Man


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHPKm36HdVg



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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #1 on: 19:40:20, 10/01/18 »
Great vid of a grand day out beefy  O0 I adore that music on the last part of the vid. We might get another day out in the snow on Saturday  :)
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photonut

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #2 on: 19:49:04, 10/01/18 »
Great vid Beefy.

The views look stunning..... I can't wait to try that walk myself some day.

Cheers
Lee

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #3 on: 20:51:25, 10/01/18 »
Lovely vid beefy, and I liked the music too - it matched the scenery, I think  O0


Could that walk/those conditions be done with microspikes or does it need full-on crampons?

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #4 on: 21:05:53, 10/01/18 »
Great vid of a grand day out beefy  O0 I adore that music on the last part of the vid. We might get another day out in the snow on Saturday  :)
thanks Ape'  O0
yeah i hope so it was tremendous  :)


Great vid Beefy.

The views look stunning..... I can't wait to try that walk myself some day.

Cheers
Lee
cheers photonut  O0
it is a great walk especially in the snow



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Lovely vid beefy, and I liked the music too - it matched the scenery, I think 




Could that walk/those conditions be done with microspikes or does it need full-on crampons?
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thanks Mel  O0
we used crampons because there was a frozen compacted layer of snow underlying a soft layer of snow on top, the crampons gripped the under layer, microspikes were not adequate on this occasion, we always carry both,
you might get away with microspikes without the top layer of snow, but the traversing path does get rather steep, thats how i snapped the elastic part of my old ones they wernt up to the job

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #5 on: 21:12:35, 10/01/18 »
Could that walk/those conditions be done with microspikes or does it need full-on crampons?

It could since there were people descending to Carlside Col from Skiddaw with no spikes at all!

Certainly the tourist path up to Skiddaw and back would be probably ok with microspikes but I would recommend crampons for the very steep route at times up from Carlside to Skiddaw. A lot of the people who were on the tourist route were not wearing any spikes but they did slip and slither about.

We'd put crampons on at Carlside Col when we hit hard compacted snow, we knew how steep it was a bit further up. There was a couple who were really struggling descending as we were going up. The man decided to skid down on his bottom and we thought we might end up being human skittles. He then changed his mind and tried to help his very unhappy and scared looking companion down.
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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #6 on: 21:18:13, 10/01/18 »
Ahh, right.  Cheers A&B.  I have some microspikes but haven't had chance to use them yet so I'm trying to work out what conditions would be too much for them if I have a travel up to the lakes*  this winter.






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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #7 on: 21:44:11, 10/01/18 »
I enjoyed your video, very well put together. Looks like a great walk, with some fantastic scenery.




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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #8 on: 22:10:14, 10/01/18 »
Got a better PC so I can watch your vids on something bigger than my phone ;)


Superb as usual, sunshine, blue sky and snow there is nothing finer O0


@Mel, I went up the path to Skiddaw from Carl Side col  last Friday I got up ok but did get the feeling that my microspikes  were only just about coping. But as April says there were people coming down with no spikes at all although it did look hard work
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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #9 on: 22:14:33, 10/01/18 »
I've just read your report on your website Karl, excellent stuff, I've never thought about camping on the Burnt Horse ridge, looks like a great place to camp  :)
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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #10 on: 09:20:05, 11/01/18 »
...I forgot to ask, did you have to use your ice axes at all?

The lakes.... what an absolutely stunning part of the UK.  Hope you manage to share more of these great vids with us this year.
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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #11 on: 10:25:24, 11/01/18 »
Really great stuff Beefy, am I am getting very strong hints of improved technique, not that I am an adept in this media, but it does seem that there are some improved editing skills being used.


Having once worked in a creative media, though very different from Photography, it is a sense that I am picking up, enjoying watching it happen and enjoying your stuff, where it is taking me and how you are developing.
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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #12 on: 12:48:54, 11/01/18 »
Wow, that was just beautiful, Beefy - great stuff!  O0

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #13 on: 13:26:35, 11/01/18 »
Great video beefy     :)     The snow looks beautiful in the sunshine

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Re: VR - Skiddaw in the snow
« Reply #14 on: 15:32:39, 11/01/18 »
Up there? t-h-e-r-e lol
I am happier to have watched that than have to use all that kit!
Must be getting old................... :-\
Great scenery n footage  O0