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.
Waterfall – Over Beck
Still plenty of cloud around as we got to Dore Head.
The Broken Tooth from Dore Head just visible through the cloud
Continuing the climb up to Red Pike the cloud began to lift.
Sun breaking through, looking across the Mosedale Valley
Looking back at the path up to Stirrup Crag, Wasdale head below and the shoulder of Lingmell now visible through the clould
A little higher and Scafell Pike emerges
Looking down the Wast Water the camera struggles with the conditions, but I rather like the effect
Blue sky now on Red Pike
Scoat Fell emerges
Looking back to Scafell
and across Mosedale to Great Gable wreathed in breaking cloud
Pillar from Red Pike summit
Walkers on Red Pike
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.
Joss in the centre back row with some of the sixteen who completed the challenge this year