20th December 2011

today's walk: Grisedale Pike


climbing above the trees on the ridge of Hobcarton End


Grisedale Pike from the ridge


looking down on Whinlatter Pass with a cycle path zigzaging down the slopes of Whinlatter Fell opposite


looking north over Whinlatter Fell to Lord's Seat with Binsey beyond


the summit cairn on Hobcarton End with the Solway faintly visible in the distance


cloud capped Skiddaw and the Vale of Keswick from Hobcarton End


very little snow on the ridge to Grisedale Pike ..


.. but very different westwards on Hopegill Head and Ladyside Pike


zooming in on Hopegill Head ..


.. and on Crag Hill with some cloud in front


a party arrives on Grisedale Pike summit from the east ridge


Sail and Crag Hill from the top of Grisedale Pike


Derwentwater with the Helvellyn ridge behind from the top of Grisedale Pike


Hopegill Head and Whiteside from the top of Grisedale Pike


the big party carries on down the west ridge with Grasmoor ahead beyond Coledale Hause


looking down on my ascent ridge from the top with the Solway faintly visible in the distance


looking down the northeast ridge - my descent route


looking back up the ridge from part way down


Causey Pike from my descent ridge


Derwentwater with the Helvellyn ridge beyond from the descent ridge