Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head

Thu 29 May 2008

Route: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Gill - Brown Tongue - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike - Corridor Route - Lingmell Beck - Wasdale Head

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 3,050ft

Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

With: Adam Waller


Hardly any wind, humid, patches of cloud around the fell tops

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Great Gable from Wasdale Head


Looking back to Wasdale Head as we head round Lingmell

The Brown Tongue route

Ascending Brown Tongue, lots of people about today

Mickledore and Scafell from Hollow Stones

Lingmell with Great Gable behind

Great End and Broad Crag

The view north to Skiddaw (left skyline)

Mickledore and Scafell from Scafell Pike's south peak

Ill Crag from Scafell Pike's south peak

Scafell Pike's summit from the south peak, the large cairn was built in 1826

Great Moss

Looking over Pen to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags

The remains of the old tea house (probably) at Scafell Pike's summit with Bowfell beyond

Inside the tea house, a flagged floor, stone benches and a fireplace

Heading down towards Lingmell Col

The Corridor Route leads all the way to Sty Head (Styhead Tarn is on the far left)

On the Corridor Route approaching the head of Piers Gill

The head of Piers Gill

Looking down Piers Gill

Looking across to Great Gable from the tarn on the Corridor Route near Middleboot Knotts

Round How with Great End behind

On the Corridor Route approaching the head of Greta Gill

The head of Greta Gill (north branch)

Looking back down the short scramble with the pathfaires working on the Greta Gill path and patching the Corridor Route

Looking back along the Corridor Route with Lingmell Col on the far right skyline

The Corridor Route to Sty Head

Great Gable from the Corridor Route

On the Corridor Route, the Sty Head stetcher box is on the far left and part of Styhead Tarn can just be seen in the centre of the photo

Looking up Skew Gill

The valley route from Sty Head to Wasdale Head

The valley route from Sty Head to Wasdale Head

Piers Gill and Spouthead Gill joining to become Lingmell Beck

Lingmell Beck

Looking back up the valley towards Sty Head. The path on the left is the standard route and the one on the right the quieter valley route

Great Gable and Sty Head

Kirk Fell and Great Gable with St Olaf's Church, Wasdale Head in the trees

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