|Hich Cup Nick from Narrow Gate Path|
|High Cup Nick - Nichol Chair|
|High Cup Nick, the view from the top|
"Don't get too close to the edge!"
"I can't even look over"
"There's no way you could get down there!"
But really it's dead easy to get down to the valley bottom from this point. OK, it looks difficult, but on closer inspection, you'll see it's an easy scramble for the first bit and then a steep grassy slope.
The grassy slope concerned me at first, but I used my behind. That is, I went down a fair amount of the hill sitting on it, which also took the pressure off me ankle.
The next bit was the bit that we hadn't thought about properly. Remember I had to keep me foot level? Well! It was a bit difficult to do that whilst negotiating all these rocks, but not keeping it level was far too painful. I made it across slowly and with the help of sticks.
|Looking back to High Cup Nick|
|Looking up at the rock formations from High Cup Gill|
|High Cup Nick from Middletongue Crag|
We've done this walk before by the way - here's the previous blog post >> High Cup Nick August 2011