A nice walk, unsuccessful in getting onto Devil’s Finger – yet again…..
The problem is; finding a route that gets onto the final ridge, without several descents & the inevitable climb-out of the many gorges that criss-cross the approach.
Google Earth is hopeless for this sort of thing and my O/S maps are not of the right scale (even worse for the SAS during the 50’s campaign) they had old style topographical maps (some copies of which I have) they used shades of colour to denote altitude. Aerial photography was nearly as bad as Google Earth.
Locals just think I am mad – “why do you want to go there? it’s just a rock” But….. may have found someone who says he knows the way – we shall see!
The weather was good and the walk interesting from a historical point of view. It became obvious that there had been some sort of combat (1950’s) which took place over a large area of the route. Lots of 500Ib bomb fragments and at least one .303 ammunition box: all found without much effort looking.
One way of passing a long weekend !! 🙂