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Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell


Postby PauloUK77 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:54 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell, Souther Fell

Hewitts included on this walk: Bannerdale Crags, Bowscale Fell

Date walked: 25/02/2010

Time taken: 4

Distance: 10 km

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On the 25th Feb i headed to the Lake District to bag some peaks in the Northern Fells.I started the walk at Mungrisdale heading over Souther Fell cutting back to head over Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell.
The weather wasn't good at all closing in just as i reached the top of Bowscale Fell.This cut visability down to just a few metres which was a little disappoionting as i was hoping to catch a view of Bowscale Tarn heading back to Mungrisdale.
Overall i had an enjoyable outing and can't wait to tackle Blencathra via Sharp Edge next time i'm in the area.
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Souther Fell summit.JPG
Bannerdale Crags from Souther Fell summit

Blencathra.JPG
Blencathra under cloud cover,Sharp Edge centre of pic.

Cairn on Souther Fell.JPG
Cairn on Souther Fell

Cornice on the edge of Bannerdale Crags.JPG
Cornice on the edge of Bannerdale Crags

Summit of Bannerdale Crags.JPG
Summit of Bannerdale Crags with Bowscale Fell behind.

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Souther Fell

Summit of Bowscale Fell.JPG
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Bannerdale Crags from Souther Fell
Last edited by PauloUK77 on Thu May 27, 2010 4:03 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby susanmyatt » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks for the report Paulo, hope to be doing these in june when we stop at Threlkeld, hope there's no snow then :lol:
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby Glenrothes » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:03 pm

Good report there Paulo, and as you say shame about the cloud levels.

Does anyone know what the snow conditions are like on Sharp Edge at the moment??

Below was Striding Edge yesterday
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby mountain coward » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:54 pm

Bowscale to Souther is one of my fave rounds (I include Scales Fell/Blencathra if I feel inclined depending on the weather but am quite happy with the round excluding that). Thanks for that. Quite a bit of snow on them isn't there? I like Bowscale Tarn - very dark and mysterious... don't think I have any pics of that either...
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby 37lumleyst » Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:17 pm

From one Paul to another; great report and some very good pictures despite the low cloud. Like Mountain coward, I like this area of Lakeland, and find it much less busy than the straight hack up blencathra that at times can seem like a continual string of walkers from bottom to top and back again!!

The pictures posted by Glenrothes of striding edge are very good and crips pics of another very busy and popular Lakeland Route.
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby Glenrothes » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:21 pm

37lumleyst wrote:The pictures posted by Glenrothes of striding edge are very good and crips pics of another very busy and popular Lakeland Route.

It isn't that busy at the moment and those that are traversing the edges seem, in the main, to be competent walkers/climbers and not the usual procession of day trippers usually found on this route.......... :wink:
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby PauloUK77 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:34 pm

I didn't bump into another person for the entire walk it was kind of spooky,especially when i heard an avalanche on one of Blencathra's steep slopes.
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby mountain coward » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:28 am

I tend not to think about avalanches too often in the Lakes but that proves we have to be on our guard in England too doesn't it! I know they do have them though...
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby Glenrothes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:17 am

mountain coward wrote:I tend not to think about avalanches too often in the Lakes .


I think about them often because of the environment in which I walk. This last year in the Lakes has been especially bad and one where we have to be aware and show consideration to such natural events
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby mountain coward » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:28 am

Yeah I know but due to past habit of not having to think about them much, I'm having trouble remembering to remember them :D
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Re: Souther Fell,Bannerdale Crags and Bowscale Fell

Postby Glenrothes » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:39 pm

Och, you haven't lived MC - get some decent snow under your boots, you'll love it :lol:
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