Sunday, 14 April 2013

Great Langdale – 13 April

Colin and I didn’t have a plan – we had or had had several plans, all of which required better weather than we were going to get after leaving the valley floor in Great Langdale. True, we did climb out of the low clouds on Pike O’Stickle briefly and eventually the low cloud did lift as did the wind strength, described as “pesky” by the time we reached Great End. So pesky that it was impossible to get out of or find any shelter from and we were forced to seek shelter lower down.

The descent back to the valley floor meant a change of season – still, mild and damp – in complete contrast to the cold and bitter wind blowing across the fell tops. Between Rossett Pike and Great End there is still a very significant amount of deep, wet snow which makes the going slow and your feet cold – ah, the joys of Spring 2013.


20130413_001_gtlangdale-4-EditPike O’Sickle before the low clouds returned

20130413_002_gtlangdale-5-EditDown the Stone Chute

20130413_003_gtlangdale-14-EditLangdale Pikes between clouds

20130413_004_gtlangdale-37-Edit-2Esk Pike and Bowfell


20130413_005_gtlangdale-44-EditScafell Pike and Lingmell


20130413_006_gtlangdale-50-EditWind carved snow

20130413_007_gtlangdale-58-EditBowfell and (frozen) Angle Tarn

20130413_008_gtlangdale-64-EditHaving a buttie above Great Langdale


20130413_009_gtlangdale-65-EditRossett Pike with the Langdale Pikes beyond

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