Sunday, 16 January 2011

A wander up Crinkle Crags

Back in 2004 I lead a Hiking Club expedition up Crinkle Crags in the Lake district. Here are some of the photos from that day. The picture above shows the Crinkle Crags in profile against the sky.
We walked out of Langdale Valley and up a path called the Band.
It was early April and recent rain had swollen the streams and made the waterfalls flow abundantly.
To the South front the Band we could see Pike of Blisco and beyond that to Wetherlam.
When we got to the top of the neck between Bowfell and Crinkle Crags we were rewarded by a great view west towards Scafell (on the left) and (Scafell Pike on the right). This is the only time I have ever seen Scafell cloudless despite climbing up most of the hills around here.
The view back east was one of Windermere and to the south (right on this picture) Morcambe Bay.
The Scafell range.
The path across the Crinkled summits of the mountain.
Sunlight catching the top of Pike of Blisco.
On our descent bands of sunlight would slide across the landscape, looking almost like it was being scanned by some alien spacecraft. The Langdale Pikes (above) caught the light wonderfully as the afternoon wore on.
A look back up towards Bowfell. The scar in the landscape being Hell Gill.
The Langdale Pikes.
All in all it was one of the really pleasant days, where the walk wasn't too strenuous and the weather offered good views. Its days like this one that make you want to return.

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