Monday 15th August 2011
Start Point :
Distance : 10.0 miles Height Ascended : 820 metres
The Langdale Pikes silhouetted against the early morning cloud in Langdale.
The footbridge across Far Easedale Gill by Stythwaite Steps .
and the stepping stones for the more adventurous.
Belles Knott - the '
The pitched path alongside the falls turns into an easy scramble hereabouts.
A look back down to Easedale Tarn.
Similar view from slightly higher.
The sheepfold under Lang Crag.
On the approach to the summit of Tarn Crag the tops of the Langdale Pikes come into view for the first time.
Looking across to Blea Rigg from the cairn marking
the top of
and towards the tops of The Pikes.
The top of Tarn Crag gives a great view down Easedale and beyond.
The northerly aspect all the way through to Blencathra from the top of Deer Bields Crag.
Once the boundary posts on the ridge are found the route to the top of Sergeant man is straightforward - here looking to Ullscarf.
The Helvellyn ridge over Calf Crag and Stell Fell.
Sergeant Man from the east.
The tops of
The first glimpse of Stickle Tarn - in the distance the skies over the Coniston Fells look ominous.
Sergeant Man summit cairn.
Rain clouds approaching .
..but Bow Fell and Esk Pike still remain clear.
Something catches Marthas interest.
Harrison Stickle and
Looking back to
Stickle Tarn, Harrison Stickle and
The Pikes over one of the many pools on Blea Rigg.
The main Helvellyn ridge, Seat Sandal and
and a slight variation.
The top of the grassy rake leading down to Easedale Tarn....................and then the rains came.
The white waters at the top of the aptly named Sourmilk Gill.
Easedale after the rain.
Sourmilk Gill - Tarn Crag on the skyline.