On the 4th April 2011 me and my mate Paul started hiking from Haweswater in the Lake District after Paul suggested The far eastern Fells would have the better weather, it was raining when we left the car and winds very strong and times infact it became hard to keep our balance and actual had to stand still for short periods.
On reaching the summit of High Street we could see an obvious camp spot hoping the wall alone High Street summit would provide needed shelter from the wind, but the wind was blowing parallel to the wall so we kept on walking for a suitable location and finally settle for the spot below.
Wildcamping between kidsty pike and high raise, extreme winds and high rain.
Me and Paul on our way up to High Street in the lake District
The trig Point summit of High Street
Getting ready to pack up the tent in the morning after a rough night, I cannot remember sleeping at all I was soaking wet, I had guy wire problems found myself outside no less than four times hooking them back up, the wind was just dragging them out the ground this hasn’t happened to me in my Akto before, first it was the side guys then the end one came undone and the whole side of the tent collapsed.
My bedroom ground sheet was letting in water from somewhere i thought it was the inner touching the outer tent but may have been the vents check my post here where I try and work out where the problem was.
Having a one for the road.
Tags: extreme wind, far eastern Fells, haweswater, high street, kidsty pike, lake district, wildcamping