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Pike O'Blisco

Pike O'Blisco


Postby Phooooey » Sun May 09, 2010 12:05 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Pike o'Blisco

Hewitts included on this walk: Pike of Blisco

Date walked: 07/05/2010

Time taken: 5

Distance: 5 km

Ascent: 572m

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A late start on a Friday afternoon realising that the Lakes were to see thousands of visitors for the Keswick to Barrow walk on the Saturday. Ellie wanted a small walk to stretch the legs so we picked out Lingmoor Fell.
01 Blea Tarn.JPG
After grabbing a couple of sandwiches at Blea Tarn, we drove slightly down the road and then went left instead of right (Ellie's idea not mine) and climbed up left hand side of Kettle Crag and up onto Wrynose Fell before pushing on to top of Pike O'Blisco.
04 Langdale Valley.JPG
Nice easy going on stone steps for majority although steep in places.
07 Ellie climbing steps to Wrynose Fells.JPG
08 Glancing back to Langdales.JPG
A walk of two contrasts, as after climbing steps upto top of Wrynose Fell, the walk turned to scrambles over a much rockier top.
12 Oh no .. theres more to go.JPG
The weather held off and the views from the top of the Crinkles, Bowfell, Langdales, Wetherlam & Swirl How were stunning even though it was pushing on for 7 O'Clock at night.
20 Ellie and the Crinkles.JPG
21 Top of Blisco with Swirl How and Wetherlam in background.JPG
We came down roughly the same way but cut out some of the scrambling by heading down towards Red Tarn first and walking round much of the base of the Pike. The steps made the legs turn to jelly on way down and a very welcome takeaway curry from Ulverston on way home was just the ticket.
A quick trip turned into quite a test for Ellie but at least she can't blame me ... lol.
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Re: Pike O'Blisco

Postby fedupofuserids » Sun May 09, 2010 12:21 am

Looks like you had the mountain to yourselves :D
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Re: Pike O'Blisco

Postby Phooooey » Sun May 09, 2010 6:50 pm

met 5 blokes and a dog near top of steps up by kettle crag and a bloke ran past us on steps covering the distance that Ellie covered in nearly 2 hours in approx 10 mins.
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Re: Pike O'Blisco

Postby mountain coward » Mon May 10, 2010 9:31 am

You drove over Pike O' Blisco? :lol: (you didn't say at what point you stopped driving :D )

It is pretty scrambly towards the top isn't it? That was the first Wainwright I (re)did when I started walking again in my 30s (I used to be dragged up the fells by my parents every holiday :D )
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