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Blencathra

Blencathra


Postby Guinessman » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:06 pm

Date walked: 28/12/2014

Time taken: 5.3

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been a member on here for 5 years, have posted but never actually posted a trip report, due to lack of computer skills , so here goes....
Parked up opposite the PH at Mungrisdale ( £2 honesty box) at around 9AM 29/12/2014. Only one other car present ,however the PH car park was full. Been waiting for a decent day to try out new boots as my old Scarpa SL M3 have got to the point of being dangerously worn on the soles. The weather didn't seem great at first as I made my way up the valley to the left of Bannerdale crags

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However the MWIS forecast was for clear skies, excellent visibility and temperatures around -2/3 on the tops. I,d been the other ways before so decided to a route in reverse continuing along the river valley and up the steps up to Scales Tarn. On the way up the cloud started to break and Sharp edge made an appearance.

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From Scales Tarn the path continues up to the shoulder of Hallsfell top

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the ground is steep here, the mist given it a steeper appearance

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The path continues on to the summit and then across the saddle to Knowe crags.

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I backtracked back to the main top and then dropped back over to tarn crags and foule crag passing the top of Sharp Edge on the way

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To make a walk of it I continued onto Bowscale fell and the dropped down to Bowscale tarn and into the valley towards Bowscale village and then back along the road to Mungrisdale

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Re: Blencathra

Postby cianapleyn » Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:14 pm

Nice pics. I led a group of 8 up Hall's Fell Ridge and Sharp Edge from Threkeld on the 29th. Great day out.
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Re: Blencathra

Postby 37lumleyst » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:00 am

Its years since I've been up Blencathra. I enjoyed those photos and its certainly prompted me to re-visit this fantastic fell
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Re: Blencathra

Postby Guinessman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:02 am

Thanks for that. It certainly is a fantastic fell and just about right for the shorter winter day. Given the clarity on that day and having the time to look around its given me ideas for a two day trip around the northern fells.
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Re: Blencathra

Postby made in Scotland » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:10 pm

It was a lovely day for it. I headed up Skiddaw on the same day and had some great views in between the mist swirling in and quite a strong breeze at the very top. Skiddaw was busy - looks like Blencathra was much quieter and you have some great pictures there.
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Re: Blencathra - well done you

Postby trailmasher » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:07 pm

Well done you with the computer skills. Great pictures and good report. Blencathra is my favourite mountain and have walked it many times. :clap:
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