Blencathra plus

Sat 9 Jan 2010

Route: Scales - Scales Fell - Blencathra - Atkinson Pike - Mungrisdale Common - Glenderamackin Col - Bannerdale Crags - White Horse Bent - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales

Distance: 7.50 miles

Ascent: 2,550ft

Time: 5 hours 5 minutes

With: David Hall


Lots of powder snow (hard work off paths), blue sky and lots of sunshine. Cold wind on the top of Blencathra

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Looking towards the central fells from above Scales

Looking across to Sharp Edge

Souther Fell

Scale Fell onto Blencathra

Looking back down Scale Fell

Gategill Fell Top from Blencathra's summit

Looking down Hall's Fell Ridge with the Dodds ridge beyond

The Skiddaw fells from Blencathra's summit

Sharp Edge and Foule Crag

The Skiddaw fells as we head for Mungrisdale Common

Looking back up our route from Blencathra

The Skiddaw fells from Mungrisdale Common's summit cairn

Great Calva and Knott

The Skiddaw fells and Great Calva from our route up Bannerdale Crags

Part of Bannerdale Crags crags with Bowscale Fell on the skyline, right

Blencathra from our route to White Horse Bent

Great Mell Fell from White Horse Bent

Mousthwaite Comb

Great Mell Fell from Mousthwaite Comb

The back road to Scales

Previous Walk: High Rigg from Legburthwaite (Sun 3 Jan 2010)

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