28th September 2011

today's walk (Keswick rambling club): Skiddaw


at the Hawell memorial


the Vale of Keswick and the northwestern fells from the track


ascending with the Helvellyn ridge in the distance


Keswick and Derwentwater below


zooming in on hazy ridges southwards


on the slopes of Little Man with Blencathra and Lonscale Fell behind


Derwentwater from Lesser Man


very windy on top of Little Man


looking back at Little Man


on the way up Skiddaw with Blencathra in the distance


very windy on the south top of Skiddaw


Ullock Pike and Bass Lake from the south top


Ann and Hilary celebrating their first ascent of Skiddaw


the rambling club party on top of Skiddaw


descending eastwards with Great Calva ahead


descending towards Skiddaw House


Roughten Gill on the slopes of Blencathra


on the path above Glenderaterra Beck


looking back up the valley


looking across to the Vale of St John and the Helvellyn ridge


Derwentwater comes into view


nearly back - the ascent path can be seen on the ridge ahead