On March 18th 2018 most of the UK was on lock down still reeling from the effects of the Beast from the East. Weather reports were suggesting the Beast of the East 2 was on its way. People couldn’t get into work, people were stranded on motorways, families were having to resort to sledges as their main form of transport to get that all important loaf of bread only to discover when they reached the corner shop it was closed due to a power cut…because of all the white stuff.
Spring was cancelled, and conditions were likely to worsen. But there was a crew of PPS photographers that weren’t going to let a bit of snow stop their photo walk!
With Iain ‘Arctic veteran, distant relative to Ernest Shackleton, best of the West’ Jack at the helm failure was not an option. As he left home for his latest adventure Iain ‘Arctic veteran, distant relative to Ernest Shackleton, best of the West’ said “I’m just going out.. I may be some time”.
While most of us were sat in the comfort of our warm homes the Motley Crew were preparing for their day out in the Lake District. All was going well until they hit the ‘Hill’.
As you can see from the picture the snow must have been at least 2 metres deep...in these conditions you couldn’t blame the crew for thinking another option would be the appropriate solution. But Iain ‘Arctic veteran, distant relative to Ernest Shackleton, best of the West’ Jack was determined to tackle the ‘hill’ in his snow mobile.
As he set off with determination it soon became clear he might need some help. Luckily the crew were not too far behind. They started pushing (Louise and Maria doing the hard work as usual) but to no avail as the snow deemed itself the superior warrior.
If all options fail resort to plan B. As it turns out plan B offered some magnificent views, some superb photography and new photographic experiences, which is what the walks are all about.
Has Zach ever laid on a bed of freezing cold foliage to get ‘that shot’? Has Neil ever been so intrigued by the amount of ice on a twig?
A well deserved lunch was provided by the Britannnia Inn. As it turns out Neil was just happy that he managed to not break a camera, protecting it so much that it even joined him for lunch.
Hats off to all! It just shows that no matter the weather it’s the company that counts. We are looking forward to seeing the results in future competitions- and it looks like a fun day was had by all!