Tuesday 1st February 2011
Kirkstone Pass (NY 401 080)
Red Screes via Kilnshaw Chimney
from Kirkstone Pass
Distance: 1.3 miles
Total Ascent: 342 metres
Time Taken: 1 hour
Start Time: 10:50
Weather: Warmer with sunny spells. 8oC
After a dull start the day seemed to
brighten for a while and I had a climb to Red Screes using the direct
route via Kilnshaw Chimney. This is a great way to ascend quickly but
care must be taken in winter conditions - the chimney was full of ice
and snow today. The exit from it is very near to the summit and if you
like a scramble it is well worth a go.
Red Screes from Kirkstone Pass.
The location of Kilnshaw Chimney.
Looking across to Caudale Moor from the climb.
At the foot of Kilnshaw Chimney.
The scree section is steep.
Looking back down the scree.
The Kirkstone Pass road far below from the opening to the
Casper leads the way up the icy climb.
The top section of Kilnshaw Chimney.
Almost at the top.
Kilnshaw Chimney, looking down from the top.
The exit from Kilnshaw Chimney is a stones throw from the
summit. Those two are looking for a drink but they will find no joy in
this frozen pool.
The approach to the summit. Dougal is ahead whilst Casper
has found a patch of snow to roll around in to the left!
Casper and Dougal on the icy summit.
Brothers Water and beyond.
Cloudy over Fairfield.
Place Fell beyond Brothers Water and Middle Dodd.
The beacon on Thornthwaite Crag.
Dougal checks out Middle Dodd.
Looking back to the summit.
Icy summit tarn reflections.
A sunny spell on Red Screes.
Close up on Caudale.
Wansfell and Windermere from the descent with the
Kirkstone Pass road to the left and The Struggle to the right.
Back at the foot of Red Screes.
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29th January 2011
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