R.I.P Kas the Blind Fell Walking Dog (2006-18)

Name of walk R.I.P Kas the Blind Fell Walking Dog (2006-18)
Date of walk 2018-08-18

Ged’s dog, Kas, had to be put to sleep last week. A sad day. Despite being blind Kas found freedom in the fells, and loved to go out walking with us. He only went on a lead for awkward descents, or precipitous edges. He totally ignored sheep and always managed to sniff out the best route. The following photos show Kas in his element. A variety of fells and weather over twelve years of adventures. I picked out over 400 photos, but had to whittle them down to a sensible number…99!

01

Puppy on Catbells 2006

02

Blencathra 2006

03

Blencathra via Halls Fell ridge, 2006.

04

View from Ard Crags, 2017.

05

Side of Barrow heading for Braithwaite, 2012.

06

Coniston ridge in a cloud inversion, 2008

07

Brim Fell with Coniston Old Man behind in 2012.

08

Brockbarrow 2014.

09

Carlside Tarn below Skiddaw in 2010.

10

Catbells 2012.

11

Cogra Moss 2013.

12

Coledale Head, 2015.

13

Coniston ridge, 2008.

14

Coniston Old Man summit, 2012

15

Heading down to Low Water, 2012.

16

The route to Swirl How in 2012.

17

On Crinkle Crags looking over at the Scafells, 2013.

18

Dale Head in 2011.

19

Derwent Water, 2012.

20

The fence post on Dollywaggon Pike in 2011.

21

Dow Crag 2012.

22

Skirting the edge of Dungeon Ghyll, 2015.

23

Wild swimming in Easedale Tarn, 2009.

24

Heading around the Fairfield Horseshoe in 2013.

25

Gibraltar Crags in 2014.

26

Great Mell Fell summit 2011.

27

Grasmoor 2013.

28

Surveying the Dodds 2011.

29

Great Gable 2010.

30

Great Langdale 2015.

31

Green Crag 2011.

32

Kas looking towards Devoke Water 2011.

33

On GreyFriar 2016.

34

Mine on the side of Grey Knotts 2010

35

Grisedale Pike 2009.

36

Grisedale Pike 2015.

37

Grisedale Pike 2015.

38

Grisedale Pike 2013.

39

Harrop Tarn 2015.

40

Hart Crag 2010 in a white-out.

41

Hartsop Above How 2016.

42

Side of Branstree looking down on Haweswater 2012. One of my favourite Kas photos.

43

Haycock in 2009, my final fell for my first completion of Wainwright's 214 mountains.

44

Tarn on Haystacks with Robinson behind in 2012.

45

Helm Crag 2011.

46

Heading back down from Helvellyn to Wythburn in 2013.

47

Helvellyn summit 2013.

48

Helvellyn 2011.

49

Helvellyn 2013.

50

Hen Comb 2010.

51

Hopegill Head 2009.

52

High Hartsop Dodd 2016.

53

High Rigg with son, Tom in 2009.

54

High Nook Tarn 2014.

55

Cocking a leg on the route from Carrock Fell to High Pike 2009.

56

Heading for High Pike 2010.

57

High Rigg 2015.

58

High Rigg summit 2015.

59

Hobcarton 2013.

60

Heading up to Hopegill Head 2015.

61

Kelly Hall Tarn 2015.

62

Kidsty Pike 2014.

63

Ears flapping on Knott 2016.

64

Wild swimming in Langstrath 2013. Kas wanted to join in, but the current of the waterfall was too strong, so he had to sit on the side.

65

Little Hart Crag 2016.

66

Longsleddale 2012.

67

Meal Fell 2016.

68

Heading down from Mellbreak 2014.

69

Middle Dodd 2016.

70

Ged and Kas in panorama of Catstycam and Helvellyn in 2013.

71

Pavey Ark and Stickle Tarn 2015.

72

Priest Hole cave on Hart Crag 2009.

73

Raise 2013.

74

Red Pike (Wasdale) 2013.

75

Red Pike (Buttermere) 2016.

76

Heading down to Crummock Water 2016.

77

Sallows 2016.

78

Lunch spot on Scar Crags 2012.

79

Seat How 2014.

80

Sour Hows 2015.

81

Heading up St. Sunday Crag in virgin snow! 2012.

82

The view from Stybarrow Dodd 2011.

83

Swirl How 2012.

84

Sunset on The Nab 2011.

85

Heading down from Hellvelyn 2013....slippery slope!

86

Thirlmere 2011.

87

View over Thirlmere in 2013.

88

Tom and Kas on Great Mell Fell 2009.

89

Ullock PIke 2010.

90

Wast Water 2013.

91

Wetherlam 2012.

92

Whiteside ridge 2015.

93

Heading down to Wythburn 2013

94

Wythburn Valley 2015.

95

Heading up Yewbarrow 2015.

96

Climbing Yewbarrow 2014.

97

Yoadcastle 2014.

98

Magazine article about Kas from 2013. (Lancashire Life). I supplied the photos.

99

Goodbye Kas, and thanks for all the good times!

Jo.

 

 

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