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Nearly a Mosedale Round!!!

Nearly a Mosedale Round!!!

Postby mamoset » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:48 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Pillar, Red Pike (Wasdale), Scoat Fell, Steeple

Hewitts included on this walk: Pillar, Red Pike (Wasdale), Scoat Fell

Date walked: 21/05/2012

Time taken: 8.75

Distance: 15 km

Ascent: 1136m

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It's been a while since we headed round to Wasdale, but with the promise of good weather, that was our destination. Blue skies met us at Wast Water, so fuelled up, off we went 8) .
Our proposed descent route off Kirk Fell behind the Packhorse Bridge.
We made a slight early detour to have a look at Ritson's Force. Not the biggest in the Lakes by any stretch, but always nice to see :) We headed off into a sunny and warm Mosedale, with the intention of making a direct ascent up the front of Red Pike.
Red Pike, Black Crag & Pillar up Mosedale.
Before heading up Red Pike, we went for a look at the Y Boulder.
The Y Boulder.
From here, it was just a matter of picking our way, with a few little scrambles thrown in, to the summit of Red Pike.
Hazy Scafell Range on our ascent.
While making our ascent, Simo had a near miss when a large, safe looking boulder, shifted beneath him causing him to bash his leg and pull something in his calf. Much cursing followed :shock: but, as we were nearer the top than the bottom we carried on. The summit was duly reached were we took stock of the situation.
Red Pike summit with Pillar beyond.
Nice views all round from here, with plenty of fells to see.
Middle Fell & Seatallan.
Illgill Head, Whin Rigg & Middle Fell.
Us Northerners are made of stern stuff, so on we carried, though at a slightly slower pace :lol: Steeple was our next stop. Spotted some lovely passage Dotterel on the walk across, no doubt heading to the Highlands.
Dotterel or Moss Fool.
Steeple, from this side, is a very easy top to reach, so it was a quick on and off :shock: and up to Scoat Fell for lunch.
Steeple looming over Ennerdale.
It actually got quite cold here, and long sleeves were donned for a period. We had a chat with an older guy who was just about to complete his 3rd round of Wainwrights and ready to start his fourth :clap:
Crag Fell & Great Borne over Ennerdale.
We traversed Black Crag before making the stony ascent of Pillar. Simo's leg was feeling OK again now, so all was good :)
Black Crag, Scoat Fell & Steeple.
By now, the sleeves were back off and it was really warm again. From the summit, we headed down to Pisgah and Pillar Rock.
Distant Grasmoor over Pillar Rock.
We had a little scramble up on to Pisgah, a rocky promontary adjacent to Pillar Rock.
High Stile ridge beyond Pillar Rock. Pisgah is just visible in front.
Pisgah & Pillar Rock.
After a brief stop, we joined the Shamrock Traverse and headed for Robinson's Cairn.
Robinson's Cairn.
Ennerdale from Robinson's Cairn.
We joined the High Level Route and wound our way along towards the exit near Looking Stead.
Great Gable & Kirk Fell.
With only Kirk Fell to go, we were feeling good when Simo went and did it again!!! :o The smallest slip on the path, brought all the pain back to his calf :( and so it was decided to bail out on Black Sail Pass and head down :(
Clear all the way to Skiddaw.
It's an easy enough amble back down Mosedale, we were just a little disappointed to have to miss out Kirk Fell. Still, i'm sure it'll be there next time :lol:
Great Gable from Wasdale Head.
No drive to Wast Water would be complete without the obligatory shots of Britains Favourite View :D
A slightly hazy Britain's Favourite View.
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Re: Nearly a Mosedale Round!!!

Postby garyhortop » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:31 am

Great Report Mam, just love the photo's...shame you had to bail out but always better to take the safe option and try and recover quickly rather than push it and do some more damage.......am sure it will be there next time! :wink:
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Re: Nearly a Mosedale Round!!!

Postby ChrisW » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:50 pm

Great stuff M, shame about the cut at the end but that is always a better decision than carrying on and needing Mountain Rescue to get you off the hill :shock: though you didn't finish your intended route you still did a good number of tops in great weather, what could be better :D
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