Ascending Pen-y-Ghent in Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks Snow

Cloudy when starting ascent
blue sky on Pen-y-Ghent
the ground was greenygrey
to the top all the way…

This was my first ascent of Pen-y-Ghent from the southern steep end. I ascended it from the north as the first of the Three Peaks when I did them in 2012. It was a trip in glorious spring sunshine that also produced the cover for my second poetry collection, 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections:


Five years later, I arrived in Horton-in-Ribblesdale at about noon…


Pen-y-Ghent has always reminded me of the sphinx; a crouching lion; and reading Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods afterwards I first learned that it is a common mountain shape, due to the way weather corrodes mountains.



There were a few people around on the ascent, including a group doing all three peaks. Dry stone walls provide nice lines for photos.



Some blue sky appeared on the steeper ascent.



There was ice on the ground, and now I could see for miles.



There is a bit when it is a bit of a scramble, using stone for steps.



Then it levels out again…



… to the peak. One person was arriving just after me from the west, and two were following me with two dogs the way I ascended.



There was a nice view to the east too.



I continued north, and didn’t see anybody until returning to the village (Horton-in-Ribblesdale) over five hours later.


Mystery of Life and Death has only Local Educated Guesses

Reflection 45 of 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections reflected For God’s Sake, which was described on in March, 2011 as particularly referring ‘to those who try to win favours from god with acts of war.’

Since then, I.S. sadistic cruelties straight out of Medieval depictions of hell has highlighted the obscene oxymoron that is ‘religious war’: for a loving god anyway!

Reflection 45

Mystery Tour

Birth is unremembered
Life is uncertain
Death is unknown.
Together they are one
big mystery tour.

Smashwords cover

Andy Warhol Book Information for X Files Parody

Carl Andre: ‘Andy Warhol was the perfect mirror of his time, and without doubt the artist we deserved.’

In the Bottom of My Garden, ca. 1956

Image copied from Andy Warhol collection.

X Files Parody Research

A mysterious file with information about Andy Warhol, inspiration for our Andy Wolfhol, travel quest target for our beyond a third way through Xaw Files X Files parody, has arrived in the greenygrey world, with the above also relevant for our sister website.

The Dracula information is particularly relevant for the XaW Files, with the latest file still being imported into the greenYgrey world seeing the travel questers heading into Transylvania.

p. 37. Pop art the opposite of Expressionism

p. 38. Andy Warol an artist of the everyday, in contrast to expressionism, which was popular at the time. Only interested in the surface.

p. 40. Warhol cited comics as an influence.

p. 63/4. Satirical book about strict recipes called ‘Wild Raspberries’ with designer Suzie Frankfurt.

p. 95. Warhol stayed in background, had superstars upfront.

p. 96. Folding mirror illustration of Togetherness for 1955 book Bottom of My Garden.

p. 106. Warhol used camouflage designs from 1986.

p.113. Warhol had Drella nickname, for cross between Dracula and Cinderella. Carl Andre: ‘Andy Warhol was the perfect mirror of his time, and without doubt the artist we deserved.’

p. 115. Warhol quote: ‘At the end of my days, when I die, I want no trace of me to remain. And I want to leave nothing behind… I want my machinery to vanish.’

p.117. Ancestral family home in Mikova, Slovakia. Read just before visiting Slovakia in XaW Files on 26/1/15 – with two episodes for Czech and Slovakia left.

Andy Warhol book by Isabel Kuhn.