High Stile to Fleetwith Pike

Sat 3 May 2014

Route: Gatesgarth - Peggy's Bridge - Buttermere - Comb Beck - north-east ridge - High Stile - High Crag - Gamlin End - Seat - Scarth Gap - Haystacks - Innominate Tarn - Blackbeck Tarn - Dubs Quarry - Fleetwith Pike - Fleetwith Edge - Gatesgarth

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 3,650ft

Time: 4 hours 55 minutes

With: On own


Overcast with high cloud, not much wind.

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High Stile from near Gatesgarth

Buttermere Bothy

Looking up Comb Beck

Buttermere and Fleetwith Pike

Looking over Buttermere to Robinson

A first view of Crummock Water as my path reaches the ridge

Crummock Water

Looking up the top section of the ridge

Red Pike, Bleaberry Tarn and Crummock Water

Looking across to High Crag

The large summit cairn on High Stile

Heading for High Crag

Looking back to High Stile and my ascent route

High Crag's summit

Looking down Gamlin End

The bottom section was pitched a number of years ago

Looking back to Gamlin End as I head for Seat

Haystacks from Seat

Seat and High Crag from Haystacks summit

Towards Innominate Tarn and Great Gable from Haystacks summit cairn

Pillar on the other side of Ennerdale

Innominate Tarn

Green Crag

Blackbeck Tarn

Looking down into the Buttermere valley

Dubs Hut, a mountain bothy, contact Honister Slate Mine to book

Fleetwith Pike's summit

A grand view

Looking down Fleetwith Edge

Buttermere from the ridge

Getting there

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