Red Screes and Scandale

Sun 8 Feb 2009

Route: Ambleside - Kirkstone Pass road - south ridge - Snarker Pike - Red Screes Tarn - Red Screes - Middle Dodd - Scandale Pass - Little Hart Crag - Scandale Tarn - Scandale Pass - Scandale - High Sweden Bridge - Ambleside

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 2,900ft

Time: 5 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Overcast but not much wind, cold on Red Screes' summit. The frozen snow mean't that the crampons were needed again.

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Steep down into Ambleside

Snow on the Langdale fells

Wansfell from Red Screes south ridge

Looking across Scandale to High Pike and Dove Crag

Froswick and Ill Bell from Red Screes south ridge

Red Screes from Snarker Pike

Kirkstone Pass

Looking back down Red Screes south ridge to Windermere with Wansfell on the left

Red Screes frozen summit tarn

Across to Helvellyn

Middle Dodd from Red Screes summit

The view west from Red Screes summit

Smallthwaite Band to Middle Dodd

Looking back to Red Screes as we head down to Middle Dodd

Hartsop from our route to Scandale Pass from Middle Dodd

Scandale Pass with Little Hart Crag on the right

Little Hart Crag from Scandale Pass

Scandale from the summit of Little Hart Crag

Scandale Tarn with Low Pike and High Pike behind

Looking back up Scandale

Looking back up Scandale

High Sweden Bridge

The promised bad weather looks like it has arrived in the west

The 19th century folly in the grounds of Eller How, known as the 'Tower of Beauty and Friendship'

Ambleside rooftops

Previous Walk: Three Tarns (Sat 7 Feb 2009)

Next Walk: Great Meldrum and Gowbarrow Fell (Sat 14 Feb 2009)

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