Three Tarns

Sat 7 Feb 2009

Route: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale - Stool End Farm - The Band - Three Tarns - The Band - Stool End Farm - Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 2,050ft

Time: 3 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne


Windy, overcast, snow on the fells.

Bowfell had been the objective but on reaching Three Tarns we turned round not wanting to climb into the cloud as the wind picked up and the conditions deteriorated.

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Mountain Rescue warning

Looking up Mickleden to Rossett Pike

Approaching Stool End Farm with The Band ahead and the weather is looking promising

Stool End Farm

Starting up The Band

Browney Gill

Bowfell from The Band and the weather has turned. This was not forecast!

Looking back down The Band with the Langdale Pikes on the left

One of the Three Tarns, frozen, and the top of Pike O'Stickle on the right

Another of the Three Tarns with the top of the Scafells in cloud

Heading back down

Buscoe and Pike O'Blisco

The Band

Previous Walk: A visit to Uncle Monty's holiday cottage (Mon 26 Jan 2009)

Next Walk: Red Screes and Scandale (Sun 8 Feb 2009)

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