Bog trotting above Bucken

The morning's sun gave way to broken clouds and high above Buckden, heading across Starbotton Fell towards Great Whernside, the temperature hovered around freezing. In the wind, it felt more like -10C. Ploughing through the bog on the steep west flank of Whernside was slow, cold going.
On the broad ridge above, wind scoured snow and soft ice provided a different challenge, wide winter skies and dramatic light my reward for a few hours of frozen bog trotting.
Heading for the summit and a few minutes respite from the fierce wind amongst the boulders.
As the light began to fail I dropped steeply back towards Cam Head and a fast, foot warming descent to Starbotton.

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