13th July 2011

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Scafell Pike and Lingmell

at Wasdale Head

setting off up the valley of Lingmell Beck with Great Gable ahead

the bridge over Gable Beck

looking down Lingmell Beck after we crossed it

looking up Piers Gill from near its foot

looking down the path beside Piers Gill

Great Gable from the path beside Piers Gill

Kirk Fell from our coffee stop

Great Gable from the same spot

the steepest section of the path

looking down Piers Gill from above the rock step

looking down into Piers Gill ..

.. and up it from the same spot

looking down on the spot for a vertical view into the gorge

Kirk Fell from the path higher up

Kirk Fell and Great Gable from Middleboot Knotts

Styhead Tarn with Skiddaw, Blencathra and Derwentwater in the distance from the same spot

Piers Gill from the spot where we crossed the Corridor Route

Lingmell and the top of Piers Gill gorge from above the Corridor Route

a steep climb beside scree with Lingmell below

looking down on the Corridor Route with Great Gable beyond

near the top of the scree with Lingmell below

crowded on top of Scafell Pike

Scafell and Wastwater from Scafell Pike

looking southwest to the Ravenglass estuary from Scafell Pike

descending to Lingmell col

Lingmell and Great Gable from just above the col

the descent path from Scafell Pike with Scafell Crag on the right from the slopes of Lingmell

Lingmell summit

Great Gable and Styhead Tarn from Lingmell

looking west to Yewbarrow and Red Pike from Lingmell

looking down on Piers Gill and our ascent path

the grassy top part of Lingmell west ridge

Wasdale Head and Mosedale from the ridge

zooming in on the walls of Wasdale Head

descending the ridge with Illgill Head and Wastwater ahead

the steepest part of the ridge

Mickledore from the ridge

looking back up the west ridge of Lingmell

the path towards Wasdale Head with Pillar at the head of Mosedale beyond

Kirk Fell and Great Gable from the valley