04 Skiddaw

Mon 14 May 2007

Route: Millbeck - Skiddaw Lesser Man - Skiddaw Little Man - Skiddaw - Carlside Tarn - Carl Side - White Stones - Millbeck

Distance: 5.00 miles

Ascent: 3,000ft

Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


Evening walk, blue sky and scattered clouds, strong wind on the summits.

Everest the Easy Way ascent 4.

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Skiddaw Little Man from above Millbeck, my line of ascent is to be up the heathery slope right of centre

The weir across Slades Beck or Mill Beck, I'm not sure where one ends and the other begins

The way ahead, a long drag, a 'tedious climb' per AW

Looking across to Carsleddam and Carl Side

The wide band of heather that has to be crossed on the ascent with the two boulders sketched by Wainwright on the centre skyline

Keswick, Derwent Water and the central fells from the ascent of Skiddaw Little Man

The two boulders up close, no where near the summit but they do mark the end of the heather!

The view across to the Helvellyn range

Looking back down the heathery slope to Millbeck on the far side of the trees

The north western fells from my ascent of Skiddaw Little Man

Skiddaw from Skiddaw Little Man

Carl Side with Long Side and Ullock Pike beyond and the Solway Firth in the distance

Skiddaw Little Man and Derwent Water from the path up Skiddaw

Lonscale Fell and Skiddaw Little Man with the Helvellyn range in the distance from Skiddaw

Looking north along Skiddaw's summit ridge

Skiddaw's summit

Skiddaw summit

Looking over Carl Side to the north western fells

Long Side and Ullock Pike seen across Southerndale

Skiddaw Little Man and the Helvellyn ridge from Carlside Tarn

The view south from Carl Side's summit cairn

Looking over the grassy Latrigg to the Helvellyn ridge with Carsleddam below from my descent off Carl Side

The view south to the Newlands valley from the White Stones path off Carl Side

Looking back to White Stones and Carl Side from the desent to Millbeck


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