Bowfell and Esk Pike

Sun 5 Mar 2006

Route: Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Great Langdale - Stool End Farm - The Band - Three Tarns - Bowfell - Ore Gap - Esk Pike - Esk Hause - Angle Tarn - Rossett Pike - Stake Pass - Mickleden - Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 3,475ft

Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

With: Anne, David Hall and Peter Burgess


Blue sky and sunshine with cloud building later in the day, snow on the tops.

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The Band, our route up Bowfell

Mickleden with Rossett Pike at its head and Pike O' Stickle on the right

Stool End Farm from low down on The Band

Ascending The Band

Pike O' Blisco from high up on The Band

The Scafells from one of the frozen Three Tarns

The Langdale Pikes from Three Tarns

Lingcove Beck, Upper Eskdale from just above Three Tarns

Harter Fell with Black Combe in the distance

Crinkle Crags from our ascent of Bowfell from Three Tarns

Ascending Bowfell from Three Tarns

The Great Slab, Bowfell

Scafell and Scafell Pike from Bowfell's summit

Scafell, Scafell Pike, Ill Crag, Great End, Esk Pike, Grasmoor Fells, Allen Crags and Glaramara from Bowfell's summit

Looking over Crinkle Crags to Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag

Heading for Ore Gap and Esk Pike

Approaching Esk Pike's summit

Great End, Great Gable and Green Gable from Esk Pike

On the descent to Esk Hause from Esk Pike

Great Gable and Green Gable from Lower Esk Hause

Angle Tarn and Hanging Knotts

Mickleden from Rossett Pike

No snow in Langstrath


Previous Walk: Saint Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Helvellyn (Sat 4 Mar 2006)

Next Walk: Blea Tarn, Lingmoor Fell and Side Pike (Sat 11 Mar 2006)

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