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Some of the Langdale Pikes

11th December 2016

Route - Old Dungeon Ghyll - Miller Crag - Stickle Tarn - North Rake - Pavey Ark - Pike O' Stickle - Martcrag Moor - Langdale Combe - Stake Pass - Mickleden (about 7 miles 2500ft ascent )

All our remaining Wainwright tops ( 5 for Sue, 7 for me ) are in the western Lakes, which means we find the driving distance and then the walk a little too much in the winter months so they have been put on the back burner 'till Spring. Today we made the comparativly easy drive to Great Langdale for a walk around a couple of the Pikes.


 We parked up at the Old Dungeon Ghyll as we were returning via Micleden. The cloud was quite low but it stayed mostly dry all day.


 Again we took the path to the west of Stickle Ghyll. This is looking across to the main falls with Tarn Crag above.


A look down along Great Langdale from the path.


 Harrison Stickle from the near the top of Stickle Ghyll.


 Lingmoor behind Sue and Lynn.


 Stickle Tarn and Pavey Ark.


 The north rake was our ascent route today. Despite coming this way a few times I'm always surprised how steep it is.


 Plenty of oppertunities to wander off the path for great views of the tarn and beyond.


 Looking eastwards to Seat Sandal then Dollywagon and St.Sunday Crag at the back

 Stickle tarn from Pavey Ark.

Looking back to Harrison Stickle. As it wasn't a  particularly nice day and we had the long walk back along Mickleden we passed on climbing Harrison.

 I can never resist taking a photo looking down the scree run to the valley floor.

 Harison Stickle on the left and Loft Crag on the right, Windermere in the distance from the top of Pike O' Stickle

 Skiddaw away to the north is under the cloud but Bessyboot and the lower end of the Glaramara ridge is clear.

 Heading for home now through Langdale Combe.

 Pike O' Stickle on left from Stake pass.

 A last look back along Mickleden to Rossett Pike.

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