Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wasdale - Dore Head - Scoat Fell–Steeple Sat 20th October

Leaving home in sunny conditions, by the time we arrived in Wasdale via the coast road it was a little disappointing to find ourselves with poor visibility and the fell tops clagged in.  We set off from Over Beck Bridge up along the beck towards Dore Head.

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Waterfall – Over Beck

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Still plenty of cloud around as we got to Dore Head.

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The Broken Tooth from Dore Head just visible through the cloud

Continuing the climb up to Red Pike the cloud began to lift.

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Sun breaking through, looking across the Mosedale Valley

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Looking back at the path up to Stirrup Crag, Wasdale head below and the shoulder of Lingmell now visible through the clould

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A little higher and Scafell Pike emerges

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Looking down the Wast Water the camera struggles with the conditions, but I rather like the effect

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Blue sky now on Red Pike

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Scoat Fell emerges

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Looking back to Scafell

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and across Mosedale to Great Gable wreathed in breaking cloud

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Pillar from Red Pike summit

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Walkers on Red Pike

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Walkers approaching Steeple

Down for refreshments in the Wasdale Head Inn before making our way to the Bridge  Inn at Santon Bridge where we are staying for the Joss Naylor Challenge dinner.  Great night celebrating the achievement of sixteen completers.

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Joss in the centre back row with some of the sixteen who completed the challenge this year

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