The Honister Pass road seen a long way below us.
Despite the exposure on one side, walking up here on a good day like this felt totally safe; even if we weren't attached to the via ferrata. On the other hand, it must have been quite horrendous for the mine workers. As you all know it "occasionally" rains and we "sometimes" experience high winds in the Lake District. I'm sure in those days prior to health and safety policies, procedures Etc the men who worked here would have had no choice but to simply get on with it, regardless of the weather conditions.
Imagine trying concentrate on you footing with the noise from the trucks clattering past, the driving rain soaking you to the skin and the wind trying it's best to pull you from the side of the crag.