Monday 22nd February 2010
Start point: New Dungeon Ghyll Car Park (NY 295 064)
New Dungeon Ghyll -
Stickle Tarn -
Pavey Ark -
Thunacar Knott -
Harrison Stickle -
Pike O'Stickle -
Loft Crag -
Thorn Crag - New Dungeon Ghyll
Distance: 5 miles
Total Ascent: 770 metres
Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
Weather: Cold out of the sun, clear. 3oC
What a day after the heavy snow in the
south Lakes yesterday, the sun was shining for most of the time and the
snow was powder perfect. I had a walk with StridingEdge stalwart Andy
Lang around the Langdale Pikes and it was quiet up there - we only saw a
few fellow walkers from afar today. Over on St Sunday, the big news is that
there was an
avalanche at the top of Pinnacle Ridge
which required a rescue.
All looks clear over Pike How at the start of the
Heading up the Stickle Ghyll path.
Lingmoor Fell from Stickle Ghyll.
It was icy up here.
Almost at Stickle Tarn.
Pavey Ark across frozen Stickle Tarn.
Harrison Stickle along the dam wall.
Pavey Ark reflection.
Rounding Stickle Tarn.
Sunshine and snow.
Jack's Rake to the left, Easy Gully to the right on
the face of Pavey Ark. We are climbing the North Rake, round to the
right of this photo.
A final view of Harrison Stickle across Stickle Tarn
before heading up the rake.
Looking towards Fairfield from the top of the North
Casper and Dougal in the deep snow approaching the
summit of Pavey Ark.
Harrison Stickle from Pavey Ark.
Looking south from Pavey Ark.
Bowfell and Thunacar Knott from Pavey Ark.
Looking back to Pavey Ark on the way to Thunacar
Looking across to the Scafells from Thunacar Knott.
Andy checks out the view - that's Great Gable up to the
right - whilst Dougal checks out - well, me!
Looking across to last weeks walks - Bowfell and Esk
Pike with Rossett Pike in the foreground.
Pike o' Stickle and the Coniston fells.
Andy hangs onto Dougal whilst Casper can't believe his
It started clouding over on the way to Harrison
Stickle and to the north the weather was really closing in.
Dougal shows Andy the way down from Harrison Stickle
heading across to Pike o' Stickle.
Clouds coming in.
It's all looking a bit ominous over there.
The climb to Pike o' Stickle was a slippery affair,
here looking down to Mickleden and Oxendale, split by The Band. Crampons
were required for the descent which made things a bit easier.
A panoramic view of Mickleden from Pike o' Stickle.
Select on the image to see a larger version.
Yours truly and the two dogs (photo by Andy Lang).
The skies are clearing again heading across to Loft
Pike o' Stickle.
Loft Crag and Pike o' Stickle from Thorn Crag.
Great Langdale and Windermere in view.
Looking back at the route of descent.
Beautiful sunshine once more over the Coniston fells
and Pike o' Blisco.
Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark.
Looking at Stickle Ghyll and our route of ascent this
Great Langdale finally gets some sunshine.
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