I hadn't expected to see many people up here at this time of day but there were three ghostly figures in the cloud standing next to the trig column as I got closer. Just as I was about to offer a "good morning" or a "hello" one of them turned around and with a tone of surprise said "David, , , fancy seeing you up here". It was fell walking friend Maggie Allan.
Of all the places to bump into someone you know, I wouldn't have expected it to be up here in these conditions.
After ten minutes chatting about routes and snow and stuff like that, the cloud cleared for a while, offered a fleeting glimpse of Catstye Cam and on that note we both went our separate ways. It was only when I was walking down Helvellyn Lower Man that I thought we should have continued walking together. Whether it be the route I did or in the opposite direction to Dollywaggon Pike as Maggie did. Whichever way we'd gone we could have still dropped the other person off at their car. By the time I'd thought of it it was too late.