15th January 2012

today's walk: Rannerdale Knotts


the sky southwards from the starting point at Cinderdale Common


looking over Crummock Water to Mellbreak from the path into Rannerdale


Rannerdale Knotts with Great Gable beyond from the path into Rannerdale


on the shore of Crummock Water - this man is preparing to go diving in subzero temperatures!


looking down Crummock Water to the Loweswater fells


looking up Crummock Water to Buttermere and the fells beyond


looking down on Crummock Water from the steepest part of the ascent


Mellbreak seen over Crummock Water on the ascent up the steep northwest side of Rannerdale Knotts


looking down on the head of Crummock Water from the summit


Buttermere and the fells beyond from the summit


Grasmoor from the summit


looking down Crummock Water to Loweswater and Low Fell from the summit


the southeast ridge of Rannerdale Knotts with Robinson beyond


Buttermere from the ridge


looking back towards Rannerdale Knotts summit


descending southwestwards with Red Pike ahead


twisted branches on the path above Great Wood


Mellbreak from my return path


the head of Crummock Water from the return path


zooming in southeastwards to Fleetwith Pike


panoramic shot of Mellbreak across Crummock Water with a field full of geese in the foreground