Wednesday 9th September 2009

 

Start Point : Seathwaite (NY 235 122)

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Distance : 9.4 miles††††††††† Height Ascended : 1100 metres

 

Route Map

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Stockley Bridge below Seathwaite Fell

 

Ruddy Gill just below the deep ravine and the north facing cliff of Great End

 

A look back down Grains Gill to Borrowdale and beyond with a glimpse of Derwent Water

 

Great End continues to dominate the walk up to and past Ruddy Gill

 

The impressive northern buttress of Great End with the dark gullies of Southeast Gully and Central Gully cut into its central face

 

The views begin to open up at the top of Ruddy Gill where the path meets the Langdale - Wasdale path.

The tops of Great and Green Gable seen here to the northwest

 

Esk Hause and the view southwards towards Harter Fell

 

Great Endís Central Gully and Glaramara

 

A moody looking Great Gable from the north ridge close to Custs Gully

 

Looking down on the chockstone in Custís Gully.

ĎNote that the wedged boulder itself supports a number of smaller stones which can only be at temporary rest.

Heaven help anybody in Custís Gully when they fall of. It wonít be the author, anyway: heís not going againí (AW Great End 11)

 

A wider view looking down on Seathwaite Fell

 

Lingmell Crag from the Great Endís north-west cairn

 

Violet surveys the scenery

 

Borrowdale from the the summit of Great End

 

Looking south-west to Scafell Pike

 

Great Endís northwesterly panorama

 

An impressive looking Great Gable

 

Approaching Scafell Pike between Ill Crag and Broad Crag (cairn city!!)

 

Broad Crag

 

A grand view overlooking the valley of upper Wasdale

 

Looking over Little Narrowcove from above Broad Crag col - Ill Crag on the left and Pen centred in the foreground

 

The view in the opposite direction includes Lingmell (centre) with the top of the Mosedale Horseshoe behind with Kirk Fell to the right

 

Broad Crag, Great End and Ill Crag from Scafell Pike

 

Violet is top dog for a while

 

Sca Fell from the summit of Scafell Pike

 

Towards Borrowdale

 

Scafell Crag and Mickledore

 

Lingmell - tantalisingly close but not on the agenda today

 

Great Gable from Lingmell Col

 

Piers Gill

 

Piers Gill

 

Across Piers Gill to Lingmell Crag

 

Great End and Long Pike from the Corridor Route

 

Looking down Greta Gill to the Wasdale valley

 

Greta Gill

 

Sty Head

 

Lingmell Beck towards Wasdale

 

The Gables over Sty Head

 

Seathwaite Fell over Styhead Tarn

 

Great End from Styhead Tarn

 

Violet negotiates the footbridge across Styhead Gill

 

Looking down Styhead Gill to a sunlit Borrowdale - Bleaberry Fell the high point in the distance

 

Taylorgill Force