Thursday 11th May 2006
Start point: Wasdale Head (NY
Wasdale Head - Piers Gill -
Foxes Tarn -
Scafell - Lord's Rake -
Distance: 9 miles
Total Ascent: 1200 metres
Time Taken: 5 hours
Weather: Warm and hazy. 21oC.
It was another warm day today, the sun
was beating down and all was still. This is an interesting round to
reach the well known highest peaks in the country, ascending alongside
Piers Gill and descending down Lord's Rake. This route manages to avoid
the inevitable crowds and apart from Scafell Pike itself, where there
were dozens of people, we were alone for virtually all of the route.
Casper is getting there now; he seems to be getting used to climbing the
rockier sections after being taught a thing or two by Angus on this
Yewbarrow, Great Gable and Lingmell reflected in a
calm Wast Water (England's deepest lake).
Pillar above Wasdale Head.
Kirk Fell - Yew trees surround St. Olaf's Church
(England's smallest church).
Great Napes on Great Gable.
Looking back along Lingmell Beck to Yewbarrow.
...and from further up Lingmell, Red Pike now in view.
Another view of Great Napes.
The great ravine of Piers Gill.
Walking alongside Piers Gill, Lingmell above. Can you
Piers Gill from further up.
Approaching the Corridor Route, the silhouette of
Scafell Pike beyond.
Kirk Fell and Great Gable from the Corridor Route.
Made it! - on the summit of Lingmell overlooking
The summit cairn on Lingmell.
Great Gable from Lingmell.
The highest dog in the country! Casper on Scafell Pike
(England's highest mountain).
Broad Stand across Mickledore.
Angus leads the way on the path (!) to Foxes Tarn.
Scafell Pike from the Foxes Tarn route.
Foxes Tarn (or should that be 'Two Dogs Tarn'?). The
smallest named tarn in the Lake District.
Burnmoor Tarn and Wast Water with Illgill Head and
Whin Rigg between from the summit of Scafell.
Mosedale from Scafell, virtually the whole of last
weeks walk is visible from here.
Descending Lord's Rake, Angus heads towards the fallen
Descending the scree section of Lord's Rake.
Pulpit Rock on Scafell Pike - you can just make out a
climber on top of the highest pinnacle.
...and another one below.
Looking back to Mickledore - Pulpit Rock is on the
left, Lord's Rake exits centre right on the scree run.
Wasdale Head from the descent. Pillar is centre
distance, flanked by the nearer Yewbarrow and Kirk Fell.
Gorse and Great Gable.
4th May 2006
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