5th March 2016
There’s something very liberating about being out at first light on a snowy day. The air’s fresh, the wind brisk and cold, and the snow is still untrodden. Early morning is my favourite time to walk, it may not seem as tempting when the alarm rings and you have to will yourself out of the house, but having the hills to yourself is something to really be appreciated.
The temperature on this Saturday morning was in perfect balance with the variation in altitude and the previous nights snowfall, resulting in snowy tops but green and dark valley bottoms making for fantastic views. Walking from Baslow’s Edge over Curbar Edge before turning back where it transitions into Froggatt Edge made for the perfect walk to capture the temporary landscape.
I’m not one to fear heights, or much at all, but there’s always a considered element of risk and reward when climbing and hiking. Sometimes the best views and most gratifying experiences require you to put mind over matter and to trust in your own feet and abilities to keep safe. In this instance, the wind wasn’t strong enough to stop me from getting up on Curbar’s Needle to take in the view