Running long 4:00:00  14.0 km (17:09 / km) +811m 13:18 / km
slept:10.0 shoes: Inov-8 X-talon 212's
EPIC! With Kearti, decided to do Whiteside-HH-gully route. Took lots of layers as it was forecast to be v windy and it was misty on the tops and kept snowing. SO MUCH SNOW, and a blitz of hail/windy solid snow coming up to the top, and super misty and super deep snow. But was fine coming along the ridge (just very slow). Wind picked up again when we got to HH, so decided to get down to the gully before snacks. Then somehow got super disorientated in the mist coming down to the gully - I thought we had dropped too far to the right, so tried to traverse around back to the flatter coll. The slope on the right just didn't seem to be flattening so got the compass/map out and apparently we were facing 180 the wrong way. I wasn't sure how much to trust the compass as it was super cold and it was mums so probably very old (amateur error - compass is always right). So decided to drop down to 'the path' as wherever we were there was a path below. Obviously the snow was too deep to find a path, and it got deeper so eventually we were wading through thigh deep snow. VERY CONFUSED and weather was horrible. Hit a fence and finally realised where we must be, climbed all the way back up through the thigh deep snow again to the coll between HH and Grizedale Pike. Then up to the hill below HH again, and finally followed the compass down and GOT TO THE GULLY YAY! Quite a relief. Then home! Was so nice to get back out of the mist and home - adventure!