High Raise from Grasmere

Tue 30 Dec 2008

Route: Grasmere Village - Easedale - Sourmilk Gill - Easedale Tarn - Blea Rigg - Sergeant Man - High Raise - Codale Head - Tarn Crag - east ridge - Stythwaite Steps - Far Easedale - Grasmere Village

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 5 hours 20 minutes

With: David Hall


Cold, frozen ground with lots of ice. In cloud on the top

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Helm Crag from the Easedale Road

Looking towards Tarn Crag, to be our last summit of the day

Helm Crag from Easedale

A partly frozen waterfall in Sourmilk Gill

A partly frozen waterfall in Sourmilk Gill

A partly frozen waterfall in Sourmilk Gill

Tarn Crag's east ridge from the Easedale Tarn path

Looking back towards Helm Crag

Site of the old refreshment hut at Easedale Tarn

Looking across a frozen Easedale Tarn to Tarn Crag

Easedale Tarn, the pointed peak is Belles Knott

Heading for Blea Rigg with Blea Crag ahead

Crinkle Crags, Harrison Stickle and Pavey Ark from Blea Rigg's summit

The ridge to Sergeant Man (lost in cloud) from Blea Rigg

The Shelter Stone on the top of Blea Rigg

The route to Sergeant Man

Looking down on Codale Tarn, Belles Knott and Easedale Tarn

Sergeant Man's summit

High Raise's summit trig point

Looking back to Codale Head from our route to Tarn Crag!

Tarn Crag's east ridge from its summit

Looking back up the top part of Tarn Crag's east ridge to its summit with Deer Bield Crag on the right

Looking down into Far Easedale, the footbridge at Stythwaite Steps can just be made out

A helpful sign and a tree growing out of a rock!

The footbridge at Stythwaite Steps

Previous Walk: Fellbarrow and Low Fell (Mon 29 Dec 2008)

Next Walk: 40th Helvellyn (Wed 31 Dec 2008)

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