DERBYSHIRE PEAKS and DALES

10Feb 2010: Kinder circular via Grindsbrook Clough, (right fork at top) and Jacobs Ladder.

Start/Finish at Edale

Highest point: Kinder, circa 620m

Distance: circa 16 kms

Weather: cold, snow showers

Vertical altitude gain: circa 600m

Time: 7 hrs 30 mins

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Last week, I had Yeti, (Bryan), with me for 3 days walking. On Wednesday, he chose Kinder Scout via Grindsbrook Clough and we were both surprised at how much snow and ice there was still around up there! We started the walk from Edale and within 10 minutes, we were on the Pennine way heading towards Grindsbrook..

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Grindsbrook Clough...

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Getting a bit colder now...
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
And then it started snowing!...

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Sunshine and fesh lying snow behind us now.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Climbing higher... Into the harder right hand gully at the top of Grindsbrook.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Climbing higher...

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Yeti slowly ascending amongst the rocks and ice.
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Near the very top of Grindsbrook, the small 'waterfall' section, (left), was just too icy to climb - but an alternative route was found instead!...

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Onto the Kinder Plateau.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Looking back down into Grindsbrook Clough.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Lunch stop, and hot soup for myself and Yeti!

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Yerti next to one of his ancestors!
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Ice at the top of Crowden Clough.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Snow storm over Kinder Low.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Is that storm coming our way?

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
No. It's missed us. We've got sunshine instead.
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
And a great big black cloud behind us!

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Downhill now, onto Jacob's Ladder.

Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Sunset on the way back to Edale, looking towards Lords Seat...
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Photo of circular walk on Kinder via Grindsbrook Clough and Jacob's Ladder
Lovely sunset to end a lovely days walking on Kinder.