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Climbing Skidaw in the sun

Climbing Skidaw in the sun


Postby The_Greenman2000 » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:34 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Bakestall, Carl Side, Long Side, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man, Ullock Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Carl Side, Long Side, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man

Date walked: 29/09/2015

Time taken: 6

Distance: 21.2 km

Ascent: 1349m

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Our first day on our week away in the lakes in glorious weather...best weather of the summer (at the end of September), so we decided to break ourselves in on Skidaw, being based near Keswick. A long hike in behind the massif via Skidaw house brought us to the back of Bakestall (which is quite a climb to get up) before we eventually summited.
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Jas on Skidaw

Then we dropped down the steep southern flank to Carlside
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Carl Side

before moving along the west ridge to Ullock Pike via Long Side
Long Side.jpg
Looking at Skidaw from Long Side

we then tracked back over Carl Side and traversed around Skidaw via Fox Bield and up to Little Man
Little Man.jpg
From Little Man looking at Blencathra

before finally moving along the ridge to the uninspiring Lonscale Fell
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Looking at where we've been from Lonscale Fell

before slogging back down the path and back to the car park. Not bad for a first day. Hope the weather holds like this as Im getting a bit sunburnt!
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Re: Climbing Skidaw in the sun

Postby ChrisW » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:26 am

Well that's what you call starting a week of hiking...I'd be done for 2 days after that :lol: Lovely shots of a perfect lakeland summer....Indian summer...whatever it is :clap:
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