02 Skiddaw

Sat 12 May 2007

Route: High Side, nr Bassenthwaite village - Watches - The Edge - Ullock Pike - Long Side - Carl Side - Carlside Tarn - Skiddaw - Broad End - Barkbethdale - High Side

Distance: 7.25 miles

Ascent: 2,950ft

Time: 4 hours

With: David Hall

Notes:

Broken cloud above the tops.

[[Itm:694|Everest the Easy Way ascent 2]].

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Heading through the fields above High Side with Ullock Pike ahead

The Edge leading to Ullock Pike, then Long Side and Carl Side, from Watches

The view north to Binsey from The Edge

Ascending Ullock Pike

Nearly at Ullock Pike's summit and then its on to Longside Edge and Carl Side

The north end of Bassenthwaite Lake from Ullock Pike

The view south from Ullock Pike's summit

Looking across to the mass of Skiddaw from Longside Edge

Carsleddam below and the view south from Carl Side, very different conditions to when we were here in the morning

The stiff climb up Skiddaw from Carlside Tarn

The Helvellyn range from Carlside Tarn

Long Side and Ullock Pike

Heading up Skiddaw from Carlside Tarn for the second time today

Skiddaw's summit ridge with the trig point at the other end!

The northern fells with Knott the highest (centre shot) and Carrock Fell on the far right from Skiddaw's summit

Skiddaw summit

Blencathra with Lonscale Fell on the right from Skiddaw's summit

Broad End and the view north

Looking back to Skiddaw's north top from Broad End

Barkbethdale

Skiddaw (far left), Carl Side (centre), Long Side and Ullock Pike from the Allerdale Ramble track below Watches

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