034, Lake District, 27 Dec 93 to 2 Jan 94

27 Dec 93 to 2 Jan 94, Martha. YHs & wild camped. All weather except rain! Snow, ice, strong winds, some sun. Cold generally 8-9 hr days, ~ 11 miles hostel to hostel. Tue: Wasdale Head to Longthwaite YH via Great Gable, Styhead Tarn, Esk Pike by mistake! Angle Tarn, Langstrath. Wed: Buttermere YH via Tongue Gill & Dale Head group. Very, very windy. Thu: Wasdale via Fleetwith Pike, Haystacks, Pillar. Drove to Elterwater YH. Fri: Full packs, Sadgill to Small Water wild camp via Harter Fell. Sat: Mardale Head, High Street, The Knott (blizzard!). Fierce storm overnight, strange light! Man bivviing!! Sun: Broke camp, Blea Water to Sadgill. Derwentwater YH.