06 Skiddaw

Wed 16 May 2007

Route: Millbeck - Slades Beck - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Jenkin Hill - Latrigg car park (end of Gale Road) - Applethwaite - Millbeck

Distance: 7.00 miles

Ascent: 2,800ft

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

With: On Own


Light rain for nearly all the walk, strong wind near and on the summit, cloud base approx 2,200ft.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 6]].

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Above Millbeck again but this time the plan is to follow Slades Beck to Carlside col

The view south from above Millbeck

The weir across Slades Beck, the path keeps to the left bank (when ascending)

The path above Slades Beck

Slades Beck

High up the valley

Higher up the valley at the point where the path crosses Slades Beck

Looking back down the valley of Slades Beck

Looking back down my ascent route, the scree can be avoided for most of the ascent by following a small path through the heather

Up into the cloud but nearly at Carlside col now

A last look down

No views today from the path up to Skiddaw from Carlside col

Skiddaw summit

The Jenkin Hill gate on the main Skiddaw path

Below the clouds again as I descend Jenkin Hill towards the Latrigg car park at the top of Gale Road

Derwent Water and Keswick

Looking back up the Jenkin Hill path

The lower slopes of Skiddaw Little Man from Gale Road

Underskiddaw Church Room on the Applethwaite to Millbeck road

A grand house in Millbeck

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