Rossett Pike

Walks » Walking Log » 2002

Sun 24 Feb 2002

Route: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale - Mickleden - Rossett Gill - Rossett Pike - Stake Pass - Stake Gill - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 1,800ft

Time: 4 hours

With: On Own

Notes:

Snow on the ground at all levels, but melting in the valley. Rain / sleet showers low down with snow showers high up. Cloud base approx. 2,500ft.

Lots of snow in Rossett Gill, I felt like I was swimming at times, and quite a bit on the tops. Having made an early start, I left the car park at 8:30, I had to 'break trail' and I did not see a fresh foot print let alone another person until I reached Stake Pass. However on returning to the valley the crowds were out, the snow was being washed away in the rain and Mickleden was becoming a bog.

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