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Red Screes Via Kilnshaw chimney

Red Screes Via Kilnshaw chimney

Postby ChrisG » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:27 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: High Hartsop Dodd, Little Hart Crag, Middle Dodd, Red Screes

Hewitts included on this walk: Little Hart Crag, Red Screes

Date walked: 12/02/2012

Time taken: 6

Distance: 9.5 km

Ascent: 785m

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This walk was full of surprises, Didn't expect the glorious weather or the heat inversion and certainly didn't expect the climb up the chimney. Perhaps we took a wrong turn somewhere it just got steeper and steeper, great fun but perhaps not the wisest choice.

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Climbing the scree

looking up

nearer the top

Ice axe came in handy for the last push

Once on top the views were incredible low clouds high blue skys amazing.

cloud inversion


Looking down onto middle dodd and the valley beyond

me at the trig piont


looking back to red screes from middle dodd

After a lengthy stop on the summit of red screes taking in the fantastic views we walked down onto middle dodd in clear skys and warm sunshine the back up and round to little hart crag on the way back down into the vally via high hartstop dodd the weather began to change for the worse. The last leg of the round trip was the trudge back up the pass to the car I've got to admit a little cheat here we actually got a lift up the road which we were both very greatful for.
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Re: Red Screes Via Kilnshaw chimney

Postby ukwildcamping » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:16 pm

Great post thanks for sharing love this part of the Lake District
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Re: Red Screes Via Kilnshaw chimney

Postby ChrisW » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:24 pm

Great stuff Chris, the chimney may not have been the wisest choice but it made for some great photos :wink: that shot looking down onto middle dodd is a beauty :D
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