01 Skiddaw

Sat 12 May 2007

Route: Moot Hall, Keswick - Millbeck - Carsleddam - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - north col - Hare Crag - Skiddaw House - Glenderaterra valley - Latrigg car park (end of Gale Road) - Latrigg - Moot Hall

Distance: 12.25 miles

Ascent: 3,500ft

Time: 6 hours

With: David Hall

Notes:

Rain showers, cloud base around 1,800ft but lifting and breaking towards the end of the walk.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 1]].

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Keswick Moot Hall, 8am and the start of the first of ten ascents of Skiddaw in nine days to 'climb' Everest

The start of the footpath to Millbeck from the A591

Looking towards the north western fells from the track above Slades Beck

The way ahead. We followed the ridge up Carsleddam (middle right to top left)

Derwent Water and Keswick come into view as we gain height ascending Carsleddam

This photo just does not show how deep and wet the heather was on our steep ascent of Carsleddam. The only clue is the wetness of David's trousers

Looking back down our line of ascent up Carsleddam, heather all the way

Carl Side in cloud from Carsleddam's summit with the Slades Beck route up to Carlside Tarn and Col on the right

Looking back to Carsleddam's summit

Carl Side's summit cairn

Skiddaw summit

Descending to Hare Crag

Skiddaw House is in the trees, from Hare Crag

Ford across the infant River Caldew on the Skiddaw House track. There is also a footbridge, out of shot on the left!

Skiddaw House

On the Cumbria Way with Lonscale Fell on the right and Blease Fell (Blencathra) on the left

Looking back along the Cumbria Way with Great Calva (the pointed peak) in the distance

Clough Head at the north end of the Helvellyn ridge from Lonscale Crags

Derwent Water and Keswick from Latrigg's summit

The north western fells from Latrigg as the weather continues to improve

Dodd and Carl Side (highest point on skyline) with Millbeck bottom left. Carsleddam is the peak in front of Carl Side

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