Tuesday 23rd February 2010
Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)
Red Screes from Kirkstone Pass
Distance: 1.4 miles
Total Ascent: 330 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Weather: High cloud but clear, 0oC
Today was different from yesterday as
there was no sunshine although it was trying to burn through the high
cloud. It was cold up there with strong gusts of wind and the path was
icily treacherous in places.
Red Screes from Kirkstone Pass.
Winter sun over the Kirkstone Pass.
On the path to Red Screes Dougal and Casper have a
play in the snow.
Some sections were quite tricky and a climb over ice
'Well, I can make it' says Dougal. Unfortunately I
couldn't, so I had to stop here to put crampons on.
Looking back at the line of approach through the deep
The summit of Red Screes.
Casper and Dougal look northwards over Middle Dodd to
Brothers Water and Place Fell with Ullswater beyond.
Another snowy mountain day for these two.
It looks a bit clearer to the north and there seems to
be a lot less snow about.
Looking back to the summit.
Born Free. Dougal has a romp in the snow, I don't
think he realises he is on the summit tarn!
A touch of blue sky looking back to the summit from
the middle of the tarn.
Wansfell and Windermere.
Looking over to Caudale Moor and the far eastern
Up close and personal on Caudale Moor with
Thornthwaite Beacon on the skyline to the right and High Street beyond.
A panoramic view from Red Screes. select on the image
to see a larger version.
The Kentmere fells.
Keep your hair on Dougal! There was a mighty cold wind
up here today.
Windermere and spindrift.
Casper looks for our car.
Ill Bell and Kentmere Pike.
The sky over the south Lakes.
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