Every cloud has a silver lining for an intrepid team of adventurers who headed into the Pennine wilderness.
Seven students from Oakhill Colege in Whalley completed a three day expedition in the Lake District as part of their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The team walked 50km carrying 15kgback packs. In wild, wet and freezing conditions the students climbed the Summit of Nine Standards Rigg from Kirby Stephen and once at the top they admired the monoliths built there to mark the peak.
They camped overnight at Keld and on the second day visited Swaledale and Wensleydale on their third day where the weather ranged from random blizzards to glorious sunshine.
The trip was rounded off at Bolton Castle for the team who were Jess Chatburn, Lucy Fielden, Daniel Riding, Jack Hodder, Jacob McHugh, Jacob Woods and Liam Paul. The can rest for a few weeks now before returning to the Lake District in July for their final assessed expedition.