Pauline’s Rucksack Club Meet of 2014 was planned long ago, before she knew her sister’s birthday celebration would start the day before and end the day after and so we met at the New Dungeon Ghyll without her. The route climbed to Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark before wander through the Langdale Pikes, going on to Esk Hause via Rossett Pike. From Esk Hause Shelter, we strolled over Esk Pike, Bow Fell and the Crinkles before descending to the valley floor over Pike O’Blisco. The cool wind was an almost constant companion and as the day went on the high clouds thinned to allow some Spring sunshine to bring a little warmth to the day. A few patches of last weekend’s snow lingered but the contrast with last weekend in Buttermere could hardly have been more complete.
Thanks to Pauline for a great route with weather to match and also to everyone else who came along and provided very fine company on a superb day above Great Langdale