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photoblog image The good part!

The good part!

                   The last section, 'Angels landing' itself, after a long climb up, to see this was quite daunting....But we'd come this far!  The name comes from the first people to climb this, around  1916 I believe ( and that would have been some climb back then ) who said " only Angels could land here".  I had to get a dispensation...

 

 

                             The photo below gives you some idea how steep the last part was.Though Elizabeth is making it look easy....  As you can see, chains were fixed in some parts, though not always needed. If they tried doing that on climbs in the Lake district in England there would be an outcry!

We are great believers in Darwinism....

 

 

photoblog image Gettin' there...

 

The good part!

                   The last section, 'Angels landing' itself, after a long climb up, to see this was quite daunting....But we'd come this far!  The name comes from the first people to climb this, around  1916 I believe ( and that would have been some climb back then ) who said " only Angels could land here".  I had to get a dispensation...

 

 

                             The photo below gives you some idea how steep the last part was.Though Elizabeth is making it look easy....  As you can see, chains were fixed in some parts, though not always needed. If they tried doing that on climbs in the Lake district in England there would be an outcry!

We are great believers in Darwinism....

 

 

photoblog image Gettin' there...

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 13 Apr 2017, 00:35
What a brilliant place!

Really like the bottom picture, Frank...follow that gal in the blue top, as she seems to know the moves.
Frank L Croston.: Isn't it just, Ray....Oh yes, she knew the way!
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 13 Apr 2017, 06:10
Elizabeth isn't holding on to the rail, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: That's for wimps, Elisabeth....smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Apr 2017, 06:31
Just look at her, in her element..

C'mon Frankie, CATCH UP!
Frank L Croston.: Oh yes, Chris, she is.I'm there to catch her, not catch up!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 13 Apr 2017, 08:40
Good plan to send Elizabeth up first to make sure that its safe for you. I found that coming down was harder than going up.

We do not want chains in the Lake District, thank you! There is a Via Ferrata at Honister, though.
Frank L Croston.: Oh that was so I could catch her, Alan ! Funny, I wasn't looking forward to coming down but then found it ok. Oh yes, I'd forgotten Honister, you have to pay on that though.
That is one hell of a drop if you slip! I think I'd opt out of that stage!
Frank L Croston.: Oh yes, Tom, but it would save that long walk back...smile
Although I like to climb I don't like heights Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Does that mean you only climb down then, Andrew ? smile
I am wondering about the first shot. Are you standing on Angel's Landing or looking at it?

I know what you would be looking at in the bottom photo.
Frank L Croston.: I'm looking at it, Mary, you can see the route from bottom right, up to top centre, thats the summit. Well yes, I have to keep an eye on her! smile
I can't believe you both managed to get all the way up there, you should be very proud of yourselves.
Frank L Croston.: Nothing to it, Brian....smile I had to fly the flag! Well we were, it was great.
As a fully paid up member of the chicken hearted society I can only admire from a distance.

Several thousand miles seems quite comfortable
Frank L Croston.: Too good to miss, Bill....smile
You two seem to have the proper climbing spirit. You have come so far indeed. What a view...
Frank L Croston.: Well we do it because we enjoy it, Larry, thanks.
the Angel is magnificent Frank... and so is your partner climbing above you....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Yep, they both are, though I do have a favourite! smile

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