Bannerdale Round

Thu 9 Oct 2008

Route: Mungrisdale - The Tongue - Bowscale Fell - Bannerdale Crags - east ridge - River Glenderamackin - Mungrisdale

Distance: 5.25 miles

Ascent: 1,700ft

Time: 2 hours 35 minutes

With: On own


Sunny intervals, cloud on the high fells, windy.

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Bannerdale View cottage in Mungrisdale with The Tongue behind

The Tongue, my route was up left side next to the line of crags

The Tongue on the right with the top of Bannerdale Crags in cloud in the distance from next to the River Glenderamackin

My line of ascent to the left of the rocks (AW Bowscale Fell 5 - Route 2)

Looking back down the steep ascent, Mungrisdale village is in the trees

The view east from the top of the steep climb on to The Tongue

Bowscale Fell from summit of The Tongue, both Birketts if you are counting

Bannerdale Crags, the east ridge, my descent route, really stands out

On the boggy traverse to Bowscale Fell from The Tongue

The Tongue from Bowscale Fell

Bowscale Fell's summit, note the cloud on Blencathra

Great Calva and Knott from Bowscale Fell

Skiddaw from Bowscale Fell

Bannerdale Crags from Bowscale Fell with Blencathra in cloud on the right

Bannerdale Crags

The crag top path to Bannerdale Crags summit from Bowscale Fell

Looking back to Bowscale Fell from my route to Bannerdale Crags

Bowscale Fell from the east cairn on 'the edge' of Bannerdale Crags

Blencathra from Bannerdale Crags summit cairn

Bannerdale Crags east ridge from above

Looking back up the top steep section of Bannerdale Crags east ridge

Looking back to Bannerdale Crags as I head for Mungrisdale

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