Start Point : Old Dungeon Ghyll (NY 286 061)
Distance : 7.4 miles Height Ascended : 935 metres
The approach to Stool End Farm and The Band - Crinkle Crags shrouded in cloud
Looking back over Stool End Farm down a hazy Great Langdale
Gaining height up The Band and a hint that the clouds may lift
Pike o Blisco, Cold Pike, Great Knott and Crinkle Crags from The Band
The unmistakeable profile of Crinkle Crags
Shelter Crags and Bow Fell silhouetted against the brightening skyline
Wetherlam in the distance between Pike o' Blisco and Great Knott and a first glimpse of Red Tarn
Martha, Millie and Hetty on the alert ..
Looking over a windswept Three Tarns towards Sca Fell and Mickledore
Bow Fell from Shelter Crags
Hetty and Martha giving each other dirty looks...........
Shelter Crags and Bow Fell from the first Crinkle of the day (Gunson Knott) ..
.and a wider view taking in the Sca Fell
Looking north along the ridge from the highest Crinkle
Hetty on the detour of The Bad Step
Hetty looking pleased with herself having safely negotiated around The Bad Step
A close up of The Bad Step and one way of overcoming it..........
Another view of The Bad Step.............
.'the most difficult
obstacle met on any of the regular walkers' paths in
Pike o' Blisco over Great Knott with Cold Pike to the right
Hetty and Millie first to the summit of Cold Pike
Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from the summit of Cold Pike.........
Pike o' Blisco and Red
Pike o' Stickle from the descent of Cold Pike towards Red Tarn
Great Knott, Crinkle Crags and Bow Fell from the northern end of Red Tarn
Hetty takes a rest near Brown Howe
Looking towards Hell Gill and Dry Gill all the tops now clear but with a lingering haze persisting
Looking across The Band to Langdale Fell
Martha and Hetty rinsing off in Oxendale Beck