Stunning snow scenes savoured by Perse pupils in Lake District

Seventeen resolute Perse pupils braved the cold as they visited the winter wonderland of the Lake District.

The aim of the trip to Coniston was to undertake some winter hill walking and the conditions did not disappoint with a fresh deposit of snow on the night of arrival and calm, cold conditions following on.

As a result, the group were treated to stunning crystal clear scenes, fresh powder snow, glittering hoar frost and temperature inversions providing mesmerising views above the clouds.

Pupils ascended the surrounding fells and took part in winter skills training on the ascent to Wetherlam, including using ice axes and crampons.

The trip culminated in an ascent up the east ridge of the Old Man of Coniston which put into practice all the skills developed over the course of the weekend.

Perse Head of Outdoor Pursuits Ben Parker said: “Pupils had an excellent time in some of the finest conditions we’ve ever seen in this long-running trip. They even cooked their very own Christmas dinner in the youth hostel!”


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