The mini ice age continued with a wintry walk up in the Wessenden Valley and onto West Nab. That bitter wind had taken a weekend off and as a last band of showery cloud edged away we were left with a crisp winter afternoon.
The Pennine Spine Race was due to come down the Wessenden Valley so we kept an eye out briefly but the afternoon drew us in and we headed off up West Nab and out of the valley.
Somewhere in a snowy clough we sat in a sun trap drinking tea and eating biscuits before following some size 12 boot prints off towards West Nab.
The Spine Racers caught up with us as we completed our snowy circuit. Flailing walking poles and tracksuit legs gave them an Edward Scissorhands quality. They clicked and slithered past us into the coming night on a long stretch to Hebden Bridge .