Rossett Pike

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


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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Side Pike from above Middle Fell Farm, Great Langdale

Looking back at Side Pike from Mickleden

The Langdale Pikes from Mickleden

Mickleden with Rossett Pike straight ahead

Looking down into Langdale from near the top of Rossett Gill

Rossett Pike summit

Pike O' Stickle and Langdale from near the bottom of Stake Gill

Panorama of Langdale from near the bottom of Stake Gill

The sun trying to break through above Pike O' Blisco

Previous Walk: Birkhouse Moor (Sun 3 Feb 2002)

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