Sat 20 Oct 2007

Route: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale - Stool End Farm- The Band - The Climbers' Traverse - Great Slab - Bowfell - Bowfell North Top - Ore Gap - Angle Tarn - Rossett Pike - Rossett Gill - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Distance: 8.25 miles

Ascent: 3,025ft

Time: 6 hours 25 minutes

With: David Hall and Anne


Sunshine and blue sky, hazy, no wind

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Misty in the valley. The road to Stool End Farm with The Band leading onto Bowfell ahead

The Langdale Pikes from the road to Stool End

Stool End Farm

Looking towards Rossett Pike from Stool End Farm

The start of The Band with Crinkle Crags on the left

Stool End Farm and Great Langdale from near the bottom of The Band

The Band with the main path leading to Three Tarns (left skyline)

Having left the main path we pick up a minor one leading up to the start of The Climbers' Traverse

Reaching the start of The climbers' Traverse with the pointed Pike O' Blisco behind

The Climbers' Traverse, Bowfell

Looking back along a section of The Climbers' Traverse

Bowfell Buttress

The waterspout at the foot of Cambridge Crag

The scree slope by the side of the Great Slab

The Great Slab with the Langdale Pikes beyond

The Scafells from Bowfell

Scafell and Scafell Pike from Bowfell

Heading across to Bowfell's north top (a Nuttall if you are ticking) with Esk Pike on the left

Mickleden and the Langdale Pikes from Bowfell's north top


The Scafells from Bowfell's north top

Esk Pike with Great Gable on the right from our descent to Ore Gap

Angle Tarn and Rossett Pike with Langdale Pikes behind from our descent from Ore Gap

Rossett Pike's summit ridge

Great Langdale from the top of Rossett Gill

Pike o'Stickle and Mickleden

Mickleden sheepfold with Rossett Gill behind

Looking back up Mickleden to Rossett Pike

Previous Walk: Caudale Moor (Sun 14 Oct 2007)

Next Walk: Glaramara and Allen Crags (Sat 3 Nov 2007)

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