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