Ingleborough 2009

New Year's Day, in the freezing fog.

Despite being only the second highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales, Ingleborough is by far the most popular, due to its impressive scarp, and prominence. This walk was on the first day of the new year, and hardly anybody else was up quite so early, though I was accompanied for the walk by another solo walker, who had also, apparently, not been drunk the night before. The walk begins in Chapel-le-Dale.

The last five days had been well below zero, with constant mist or fog. The result was a completely frosted landscape, and a totally surreal light. These pictures are presented without any alterations to their colours or lighting. There is no point in trying to improve on nature.