05 Skiddaw

Tue 15 May 2007

Route: High Side, nr Bassenthwaite village - northwest ridge - Randel Crag - Skiddaw - Carlside Tarn - Southerndale - High Side

Distance: 5.75 miles

Ascent: 2,635ft

Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

With: David Hall

Notes:

Sunny evening, blue sky and scattered cloud, cool breeze at the summit.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 5]].

Halfway to Everest's summit!

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Skiddaw from the fields above High Side, our line of acent is by Randel Crag (just below the the right end of the shadow)

Carl Side, Long Side and Ullock Pike from the track in Southerndale below Watches

The ridge to Randel Crag and Skiddaw

Looking back down Skiddaw's northwest ridge with Scotland on the far side of the Solway Firth

The path up by the side of Randel Crag

Scotland, the Solway Firth and Binsey from the top of Randel Crag

Skiddaw with Gibraltar Crag on the left just below the skyline from above Randel Crag

The view north from high up on Skiddaw's northwest ridge

Looking back down the slope

The view south from high up on Skiddaw's northwest ridge with the north western fells seen over Carl Side

The top part of the slope, not so steep now

Approaching Skiddaw's summit

Skiddaw summit

Blencathra from Skiddaw's summit

The northern Lakeland fells from Skiddaw's summit

Ullock Pike and the north end of Bassenthwaite Lake from Skiddaw

Looking back up the steep Carl Side to Skiddaw path

Long Side, Ullock Pike and Southerndale

The view south from near Carlside Tarn

Derwent Water

Our line of ascent up Skiddaw's northwest ridge basically followed the skyline

Southerndale

Looking back up to Carlside col from Southerndale

Looking back up Southerndale

Carl Side, Long Side and Ullock Pike from the fields above High Side

Previous Walk: 04 Skiddaw (Mon 14 May 2007)

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