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Skiddaw

Skiddaw is a mountain in the Lake District National Park in England. Its 931-metre summit is the sixth-highest in England, it lies just north of the town of Keswick and dominates the skyline in this part of the northern lakes. It is the simplest of the Lake District mountains of this height to ascend and, as such, many walking guides recommend it to the occasional walker wishing to climb a mountain; this is the first summit of the fell running challenge known as the Bob Graham Round when undertaken in a clockwise direction. The mountain lends its name to the surrounding areas of ‘Skiddaw Forest’, ‘Back o' Skidda' ’ and to the isolated ‘Skiddaw House’, situated to the east a shooting lodge and subsequently a youth hostel, it provides the name for the slate derived from that region: Skiddaw slate. Tuned percussion musical instruments or lithophones exist which are made from the slate, such as the Musical Stones of Skiddaw held at the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery; the Northern Fells make up a circular upland area approaching 10 miles in width.

At the centre is the marshy depression of Skiddaw Forest, a treeless plateau, or valley, at an altitude of about 400 metres. The south-western sector, between the Glenderaterra Beck and Dash Beck, contains Skiddaw and its satellites. Skiddaw itself takes the form of a north–south ridge about half a mile long, with steep slopes to east and west; the ridge continues northwards over Broad End to Bakestall, a fell overlooking the Whitewater Dash waterfall. Further ridges fan out west from the southern end of Skiddaw. To the south-east are Skiddaw Little Man, Lonscale Fell and Latrigg, an accessible viewpoint for Keswick and Derwentwater. Beyond these fells are the Blencathra group; the south-western ridge curves round through 180 degrees to run north above the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake. This gives Skiddaw an'outer wall', comprising Carl Side, Long Side and Ullock Pike, collectively referred to as Longside Edge; the final member of the Skiddaw Group is a satellite of Carl Side. Between Skiddaw and Longside Edge are the quiet valleys of Southerndale and Barkbethdale, separated by the spur of Buzzard Knott.

These drain the western flanks of the fell to Bassenthwaite Lake. The eastern side of Skiddaw drains into much of the water reaching Candleseaves Bog; this marsh is the source of both the Dash Beck flowing north west to Bassenthwaite and the River Caldew, beginning its long journey north-eastward to the Solway Firth via Carlisle. Two smooth spurs on this eastern flank of Skiddaw, Sale How and Hare Crag, are listed in separate tops in some guidebooks. Sale How is a Nuttall. Skiddaw's slopes are rounded and convex, looking from a distance as though a thick velvet blanket has been draped over a supporting frame. On the ridges the general terrain is of loose stones. Wainwright noted; the bedrock of Skiddaw known as Skiddaw Slate, is the Kirkstile Formation. This Ordovician rock is composed of laminated siltstone with greywacke sandstone. At the summit this is overlain by scree and to the south are areas where the underlying Loweswater Formation surfaces; the summit ridge bears a number of tops, which from north to south are known as North Top, High Man, Middle Top and South Top.

All now bear a number of stone windshelters have been erected. Skiddaw has a subsidiary summit, Little Man, which lies about 1.5 km south-south-east of the main peak. Despite its limited independence, Wainwright listed it as a separate fell in his influential Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells, a convention, followed. Skiddaw Little Man has its own subsidiary summit, known as Lesser Man; the view is as panoramic, given Skiddaw's topographic prominence. From High Man the north east quadrant is filled by the quiet fells of Back o'Skiddaw, with the Border hills, the Cheviots and the North Pennines behind them. To the south east are Blencathra, the Far Eastern Fells and the Helvellyn range; the Coniston Fells are visible directly to the south. On the other side of South Top is a fine view of the Scafells and North Western Fells, with a portion of Snowdonia visible between Kirk Fell and Pillar; the Isle of Man is visible 60 miles away. The final quarter is taken up by the coastal plain and the distant Solway Firth, backed by the hills of Galloway such as Merrick and Broad Law.

Goat Fell on Arran can be seen at an angle of 313 degrees, 105 miles away. Most distant view. By moving to South Top a superb view of Borrowdale can be brought into sight. Many routes of ascent have been devised for Skiddaw; the most popular tourist route starts from Keswick and first ascends behind Latrigg, before the climb continues over the slopes of Little Man to the summit. About 200m of ascent can be saved by driving to the top of Gale Road and beginning from the public carpark just behind the summit of Latrigg. Another popular rout

Mount Washu

Mount Washu or Washū-zan, located in Shimotsui, Japan, is a hill not so high, but famous traditionally for viewing the Seto Inland Sea dotted with various small islands, now for commanding the majestic view of the Great Seto Bridge, one of the tree bridges connecting Shikoku Island with the main Honshu Island. On the hill are the visitor center and two observation points. Near the parking lot, now free, stands the stele of a local haiku poet's kyoka, "Shima hitotsu miyage ni hoshii Washū-zan", which means: Mount Washu is the only precious souvenir that I want to bring back home from this trip. Mount Washu can be reached in fifteen minutes by car from Kojima Station of JR's Honshi-Bisan Line or in ten minutes from Kojima Interchange of Seto-Chūō Expressway. Seto Inland Sea Kurashiki

Bahri Omari

Bahri Omari was an Albanian politician and writer. Born in 1888 in the city of Gjirokastër, Janina Vilayet, Ottoman Empire he became at 25 the prefect of the city of Himarë in southern Albania, he fought against the Greek Army during the Greek Occupation of Albania. In 1914 Omari went to the United States where he became a director of the Albanian newspaper Dielli of Vatra, the Pan-Albanian Federation of America. In 1919 he returned to Albania and participated twice in the parliamentary elections, in 1921 and 1923, representing the party of Myfit Libohova. In 1924, during Fan Noli's government he was elected general secretary of the National Democrat Party and of its organ, Shekulli. After Noli's exile caused by Ahmet Zogu in 1924, Omari went to Italy where he stayed until 1939, when he went to Tirana. In 1942 he became a member of the Balli Kombetar organization. During the occupation of Albania by Nazi Germany he became Minister of Foreign Affairs. For holding this position, he was arrested and put on trial in the Special Court of Spring 1945 organized by Koci Xoxe and Enver Hoxha, his brother-in-law.

He was executed by firing squad in 1945. Communism in Albania June Revolution

David Whitehouse

David Bryn Whitehouse, FSA, FRGS was a British archaeologist and senior scholar of the Corning Museum of Glass. He was director of the British School at Rome between 1974 and 1984. Whitehouse was born 15 October 1941, the son of Brindley Charles Whitehouse and his wife Alice Margaret Whitehouse, he grew up in the village of Wildmoor near Worcestershire. He was educated at Catshill First School and at King Edward's School an independent school located in Birmingham, he read for a Bachelor of Arts promoted to Master of Arts, at St John's College, Cambridge. He held a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Archaeology from the University of Cambridge. Whitehouse was a scholar at the British School at Rome from 1963 to 1965, he became Wainwright Fellow in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Oxford from 1966 to 1973. During that tenure, he was director of excavations at Siraf in the Persian Gulf. Many of the finds he excavated at Siraf are now in the British Museum, he was director of the British Institute of Afghan Studies between 1973 and 1974, director of the British School at Rome for ten years, from 1974 to 1984.

In 1984, he joined the Corning Museum of Glass as chief curator. He became deputy director of collections three years and in 1988 he was appointed deputy director of the museum, he became director in 1992 and executive director in 1999. He stood down from the post in 2011. Having battled for a short time with cancer, Whitehouse died on 17 February 2013. Whitehouse married Ruth Delamain Ainger in 1963. Together they had one son and two daughters: Peter and Susan. In October 1975, he married Elizabeth-Anne Ollemans in South Africa, they had one son and two daughters: Simon and Nicci. Whitehouse was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London on 11 January 1973, he was a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Whitehouse wrote or edited more than 500 scholarly papers, reviews and books; the following are a selection of those. Painter, Kenneth & Whitehouse, David. "The History of the Portland Vase". Journal of Glass Studies. Corning Museum of Glass. 32: 24–84. JSTOR 24188030. Whitehouse, D. and Whitehouse, R. 1975.

Archaeological atlas of the world. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman. Whitehouse, D. 1988. Glass of the Roman Empire. Corning, N. Y.: Corning Museum of Glass. Whitehouse, D. 2000. The Corning Museum of Glass: a decade of glass collecting, 1990–1999. Corning, N. Y.: The Museum: New York. Carboni, Stefano. Glass of the sultans. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 0870999869. Whitehouse, D. 2012. Glass: A Short History. London: British Museum Press. Obituary - The Telegraph

Mount Brock

Mount Brock is a 2,902-metre mountain summit located in the Opal Range of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta, Canada. Its nearest higher peak is 3.3 km to the north. Like so many of the mountains in Kananaskis Country, Mount Brock received its name from the persons and ships involved in the 1916 Battle of Jutland, the only major sea battle of the First World War; the mountain was named in honor of Rear Admiral Osmond de Beauvoir Brock, who served on HMS Princess Royal during the Battle of Jutland in World War I. The mountain's name was made official in 1922 by the Geographical Names Board of Canada; the first ascent of the peak was made in 1954 by P. J. B. Duffy, K. Ingold. Mount Brock is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was pushed east and over the top of younger rock during the Laramide orogeny. Based on the Köppen climate classification, Mount Brock is located in a subarctic climate with cold, snowy winters, mild summers.

Temperatures can drop below −20 C with wind chill factors below −30 C. In terms of favorable weather, June through September are the best months to climb Mount Brock. Precipitation runoff from the west side of the mountain drains into the Kananaskis River, the east side drains into tributaries of the Elbow River, both of these merge into the Bow River, into the Saskatchewan River. List of mountains of Canada Media related to Mount Brock at Wikimedia Commons Mount Brock weather: Mountain Forecast

Ernie Herbert (rugby league)

Ernest Herbert was an English professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1930s and 1940s. He played at representative level for England, at club level for Hull FC, as a stand-off, he died aged 28 at his home in West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Herbert began his career at Hull in 1933, played stand-off in Hull FC's 10-18 defeat by Huddersfield in the 1938 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1938–39 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 22 October 1938. Herbert won caps for England while at Hull in 1936 against France, in 1938 against France. Ernie Herbert was the older brother of the rugby league footballer who played in the 1940s for Hull FC.