Thursday 14th February 2008

 

Start Point : The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (NY 286 061)

                   

Distance : 6.6 miles          Height Ascended : 630 metres

 

Route Map

 

Crinkle Crags and The Band catch the early morning light whilst the

fields at the head of Great Langdale remain frosted and in shadow.

 

Pike o’ Stickle casts its shadow on Stake Pass at the head of Mickleden

 

The early morning sun continues to cast long shadows - here the photographer is caught looking towards Rossett Pass!!

 

The head of Mickleden - Rossett Pass to the left, Stake Pass to the right

(there's a sign on the other side of the bridge that says so)

 

The unmistakeable silhouette of Pike o’ Stickle

 

Looking down a hazy  Mickleden from the top of Rossett Gill - the Langdale Pikes the high points to the left

 

Angle Tarn (lightly frozen) with Great End beyond

 

The summit of Rossett Pike and another view of the Langdale Pikes

 

Mickleden from Rossett Pike

 

Overlooking The Band to the southernmost fells –

Pike o’ Blisco left of centre with Wetherlam and Great Carrs on the far skyline

 

The view down Mickleden from Buck Pike on the Rossett Pike ridge

 

Bruce, Esk Pike and Great End

 

Looking north across Sergeant’s Crag to the Northern Fells and an unusual cloud formation in the form of a halo

 

Same view a little lower down

 

Mickleden Beck sparkles in the sun

 

Bow Fell and Rossett Pike from the path adjacent to Stake Gill

 

Bruce guards the bridge across Stake Gill

 

Looking across Mickleden Beck towards the Bowfell Buttress and  Rossett Pike

 

Pike o’ Stickle and Loft Crag

 

Climbers on Raven Crag behind the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel