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Bow Fell

Bow Fell


Postby johnrich » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:33 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bowfell, Esk Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Bowfell, Esk Pike

Date walked: 28/12/2006

Time taken: 5

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 902m

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The day started off clear but as normal the mist came down just as we turned onto the climbers traverse, we climbed up onto the Great Slab and made it to a very bleak summit. We took the route down via Esk Pike and Angle Tarn finishing in the Old Dungeon Gill for a much needed Guinness.
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Bow Fell summit
Last edited by johnrich on Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bow Fell

Postby mountain coward » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:47 am

The climbers' traverse is a great route isn't it? I've never done it in snow though - too chicken! Hope you didn't really go up the actual Great Slab itself - the route is up the bouldery gully to it's right hand side!
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Re: Bow Fell

Postby johnrich » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:00 am

your right we turned left off the traverse just as you reach a spring and up the boulder gully, to be honest i was under the impression we were going to take the less challanging route by the tarns until one of the team suggested this route and for myself not being very experienced it did get the adrenaline running!!
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Re: Bow Fell

Postby mountain coward » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:47 am

I can imagine it did in the snow! It's nice on a nice day though...
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