Information and photos of my mountaineering trips in Scotland,England and Wales:
Including hillwalking,scrambling and easy rock climbing.Also via ferrata, skiing and alpine trips in Europe.

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

Two days in Wasdale - 17th / 18th May, 2014. Day 2.

Sheep pushes tree over!

The long plod up through Hollow Stones.

Scafell Pike's north facing crags.

Scafell and Broad Stand from the Mountain Rescue Box.

Lord's Rake from the stretcher box.

Great Gable seen from Scafell Pike.

Back at Stockley Bridge and Seathwaite. 

Two days in Wasdale - 17th / 18th May, 2014. Day 1.

Myself and Jon spent 2 days in Wasdale. Day one was from Seathwaite, up to Styhead Tarn, via Taylor Force Gill. 

From the stretcher box at the tarn, we took the path for the Climbers Traverse, crossing the Hell Gate gullies and the climbers crags.

Spot the climbers on Trophet Wall.

We didn't "Thread the Needle", as we were carrying large packs, so went below,
watching the climbing action as we did so.

Home for the night - Wasdale Head.

Scafells from Great Gable. 

Final look at the Napes Ridges as we descended the scree for the main path to Wasdale

Back on solid ground!

A welcome sight.

Great Gable from the campsite at the Wasdale Head Inn.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Two days in Patterdale, May 2014.

The weather was fairly kind to us over the four days (two days walking), we were at Sykeside Farm Campsite in Patterdale. Our first days walk was up to Grisedale Tarn from the Patterdale Hotel. Sadly, although we never got wet , the low cloud and fog meant we saw little of Striding Edge to our right , or St Sunday Crag's summit, or even Pinnacle Ridge to our left.

Equally sad was the fat that the Patterdale Hotel doesn't allow dogs in the bar!

On the second walk, we started at Hartsop, and headed up Threshwaite Cove and left to Thorneythwaite Crag summit (with it's "Beacon" cairn). From there, we went over High Street with a small detour to take a look over Kentmere Reservoir and then back down to Hartsop.