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Completing my second round of Wainwrights on Wastwater Screes. Combining it with three outlying fells (including a Marilyn) for a longer walk. .
Weather thankfully more overcast than recently.
- After parking at Forge Bridge I initially followed the fantastic track through Eskdale
- I started heading uphill behind Beckfoot station
- Harter Fell and Green Pike from the initial climb
- Blea Tarn looked a lovely spot to chill out - but still plenty to be done today
- Bleatarn Hill is a nice spot - looking over to Muncaster Fell where I hope to be later
- Boat How now ahead - easy walking today but I imagine this is wet going usually
- Scafell and Burnmoor Tarn from Boat How
- Burnmoor Tarn and what's left of the footbridge marked on the map
- Kirk Fell from the climb to Illgill Head
- Shapely Yewbarrow and the Pillar group from Illgill Head
- Whin Rigg ahead - stay near the edge for the best views
- Yewbarrow prominent again and the screes as I look back along the ridge.
These two are almost certainly better done from Wasdale but you still get a fantastic ridge walk from any direction.
- Whin Rigg again
- Second round done - it was remarked later that I could have looked happier.
Never really intended to do a second round but did a few out west with my Mum and Dad as they finished their rounds and realised it was within my grasp.
Funnily enough I now have only 30 or so to do for a 3rd round but doubt that I'll be finishing that any time soon - or I may as well have turned round and climbed these two again!
- The ridge ahead to Irton Pike
- Muncaster Fell from Irton Pike - getting increasingly anxious that the way I planned up that hill may be a no go.
- Wasdale from Irton Pike - a horrible jungle like descent from here to the Wasdale road.
- Muncaster Fell ahead with the straight up route I had planned looking more and more unlikely
- As suspected... the Northern flank (from Murthwaite Halt) looked like this. Very uninviting.
- So I headed round to the Western approach. Definitely the smart move even if it did add on a few miles.
Hooker Crag now ahead
- The Trig Point on Hooker Crag - the Wainwright summit of Muncaster Fell - looking to the true top
- Muncaster Fell's summit - a Marilyn
- Silver Knott - the last summit of the day - in view
- Looking back at Muncaster Fell from Silver Knott