Langdale Pikes

Wed 22 Mar 2006

Route: Stickle Barn, Great Langdale - Mark Gate - Loft Crag - Pike O'Stickle - Harrison Stickle - Pavey Ark - Thunacar Knott - High Raise - Sergeant Man - Stickle Tarn - Stickle Ghyll (Mill Gill) - Stickle Barn

Distance: 6.67 miles

Ascent: 3,035ft

Time: 5 hours 45 minutes

With: Anne


Wall to wall blue sky and sunshine. Snow patches in the valley and a good covering on the tops, no wind.

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Great Langdale from Mark Gate

Loft Crag behind (left) Thorn Crag and Harrison Stickle

Looking across Great Langdale to Blea Tarn with Side Pike to its left and Blake Rigg with Wetherlam behind on the right

Harrison Stickle from Loft Crag

Pike o' Stickle from Loft Crag's summit

Southerly panorama from Loft Crag's summit

Looking back to Loft Crag from our ascent of Pike o' Stickle

360 Panorama from Pike o' Stickle's summit

Looking north to Skiddaw from Pike o' Stickle's summit

Loft Crag with a flare behind Gimmer Crag with the mountain rescue helicopter just above Blea Tarn in the photo

Looking back to Loft Crag from our ascent of Harrision Stickle

Looking back to Pike o' Stickle from our ascent of Harrision Stickle

Pavey Ark with the Helvellyn fells and Fairfield beyond from Harrison Stickle's summit

Great Langdale and Windermere with a frozen Stickle Tarn directly below from Pavey Ark's summit

Heading for Thunacar Knott

360 Panorama from Thunacar Knott's summit

Great End and Great Gable from Thunacar Knott's summit tarn

Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike and Great End from High Raise

Looking back to the Langdale Pikes with the Coniston Fells beyond from High Raise

The north western fells from High Raise's summit

Skiddaw and Blencathra from High Raise's summit

Sergeant Man from High Raise

Pavey Ark and the Coniston Fells from Sergeant Man's summit

Dollywaggon Pike, Saint Sunday Crag and Fairfield

360 Panorama from Sergeant Man's summit

Looking down on Easedale Tarn from the Sergeant Man to Blea Rigg ridge

Stickle Tarn and Harrision Stickle with the Coniston Fells and Pike o' Blisco beyond

Harrsion Stickle from Stickle Tarn

Looking across Stickle Tarn to Pavey Ark

Walking along the edge of Stickle Tarn

Stickle Ghyll

Previous Walk: Coniston Old Man, Brim Fell and Swirl How (Sun 19 Mar 2006)

Next Walk: Fells at the foot of Thirlmere (Sat 25 Mar 2006)

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