Wednesday 8 January 2020

Langdale Pikes...and A Few More Hills

2000'er bagging in the Central Fells this morning. The weather wasn't as promised unfortunately, and as I parked at Rossett Bridge the cloud was sat at about 2000'. There was a cold wind blowing as well which would batter me all the time I was out. Off I went and headed up Stickle Gill....

Today was also new shoe day! Having mainly used Inov8's for quite a few years I have decided to try VJ Sport's...these are the EXTM....I shall post a review once I've used them a bit. Most of the reviews I could find were by runners I would describe as "pro"!

It was a nice quiet walk up Stickle Gill I only saw 2 other people. The sun was catching Pavey Ark as I reached the head of the gill...I had other hills to climb first before I summited Pavey Ark. 

I walked round the South side of Stickle Tarn and up on to the ridge. Sergeant Crag soon seemed quite close.

First top of the day, Sergeant Crag. It was blowing a hoolie although you can't tell on the photo.

After a wild walk/jog across the damp plateau i arrived at High was actually throwing a light hail shower at this point.

A great smooth and easy run down to the col below Thurnacar Knott and as I looked back the shower had passed and the sun was trying to make an appearance.

Thurnacar Knott with Harrison Stickle in the distance.

Again an easy run down from Thurnacar Knott this time followed by a short scramble brought me to the top of Pavey Ark. Harrison Stickle my next top is prominent in this view.

It's a bouldery scramble across the slope and I was able to look back at Pavey Ark from Harrison Stickle.

Another easy run down from Harrison Stickle then the steep pull to the summit of Pike O'Stickle.
Just Loft Crag to go...seen here on the right of the photo.

Looking back to Harrison Stickle and the head of Dungeon Gill. The threat of shower had disappeared, all that remained was the run down to the valley floor...
7 more 2000'ers ticked, things are going far!
The Strava track and stats of the trip can be found here 

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