Monday 7th November 2005
Start point: Gale Road End (NY 281 253)
Gale Road End -
Skiddaw Lesser Man
Skiddaw Little Man -
- Gale Road End
Distance: 6.5 miles
Total Ascent: 1256 metres
Time Taken: 2 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Changeable, cold and windy. 10oC.
I was searching for clear skies again today
after more rain all weekend. Keswick seemed very clear when
I arrived with Skiddaw particularly looking good. With a
walk from the Gale Road car park we did well to stay dry, if
somewhat windblown, and saw perhaps the only blue skies in
the Lake District today.
The Hawell Monument at the start of the climb
The north western fells across the Vale
of Keswick from the ascent of Skiddaw.
Carl Side, Long Side, Longside Edge and
Bassenthwaite Lake behind Long Side,
Longside Edge and Ullock Pike.
Looking along to the summit of
...and looking back from the summit.
Very windy and cold up here.
Skiddaw Little Man.
Looking across to Blencathra.
Carrock Fell and 'The Back o' Skiddaw'.
Sun rays on Derwent Water.
More dramatic sky.
Helvellyn and the Dodd's across St.
The Skiddaw massif.
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