Tuesday 4th March 2008
Start point: New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY 295 064)
New Dungeon Ghyll -
Stickle Tarn -
Pavey Ark -
Sergeant Man -
High Raise -
Thunacar Knott -
Pike O'Stickle -
Loft Crag -
Thorn Crag - New Dungeon Ghyll
Distance: 7 miles
Total Ascent: 822 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours
Weather: Sunny and bright, lots of
What a fantastic day today, the best of the
winter by far I think. I knew it was going to be good when I
went through Coniston and the snow was down to a low level
and the sky was clear. We were nice and early, climbing
alongside Stickle Ghyll to meet the sunrise half way up
which gave a lovely red hue on the snow. When I reached the
dam on Stickle Tarn, I thought I must have died and gone to
heaven - this is how winters should be!
Climbing alongside Stickle Ghyll into the fabulous
Pike Howe across Stickle Ghyll.
Harrison Stickle and Stickle Ghyll.
There was a strong, icy wind at Stickle Tarn.
Harrison Stickle from the dam on Stickle Tarn.
Harrison Stickle, Stickle Tarn and Bright Beck.
The Coniston fells across Stickle Tarn.
Casper with snowy nose.
Looking north to Sergeant Man from the climb to Pavey
The summit of Pavey Ark.
The Helvellyn range from the summit.
Casper in the sunshine which belies the cold wind up
Harrison Stickle from Pavey Ark.
High Raise from the summit wall.
Looking back to Thunacar Knott from the path to
Sergeant Man - only two sets of footprints up here this morning.
Icicles on Sergeant Man with a view to distant
Crinkle Crags, Bowfell and Esk Pike from Sergeant Man.
Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle with the Coniston fells
Helvellyn and Fairfield to the east.
Bowfell from a cold looking summit.
The mist was swirling on and off the summit of High
Looking northwards to Skiddaw it looks as though there
is less snow up that way.
The northern and coldest side of High Raise.
Great End and the Scafells.
Esk Pike and the Scafells.
Great Gable looks like it is on fire with the great
plume of cloud emanating from the top.
Cold wind shelter on Thunacar Knott.
Bowfell from the summit of Thunacar Knott.
Pike o' Stickle and the Crinkle Crags.
Heading for Pike o' Stickle.
Looking across Mickleden to Bowfell, Rossett Gill to
Crinkle Crags across The Band.
Lingmoor Fell and the Coniston fells across Mickleden
Looking to Loft Crag and Windermere from the descent
of Pike o' Stickle. Harrison Stickle is on the left.
Bowfell and Pike o' Stickle from Loft Crag.
Crossing Dungeon Ghyll.
Pike o' Blisco with Coniston beyond from the descent
to Great Langdale.
Loft Crag and Gimmer Crag.
Almost back to valley level.
The Langdale Pikes from Chapel Stile.
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29th February 2008
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