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Round again and some new outliers

Round again and some new outliers

Postby Broggy1 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:48 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Illgill Head, Whin Rigg

Date walked: 18/07/2018

Time taken: 6.4

Distance: 33.9 km

Ascent: 1397m

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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.

1 Starting out through Eskdale.JPG
After parking at Forge Bridge I initially followed the fantastic track through Eskdale

2 Heading up.JPG
I started heading uphill behind Beckfoot station

3 Harter Fell and Green Pike.JPG
Harter Fell and Green Pike from the initial climb

4 Blea Tarn.JPG
Blea Tarn looked a lovely spot to chill out - but still plenty to be done today

5 Blea tarn hill looking to MF.JPG
Bleatarn Hill is a nice spot - looking over to Muncaster Fell where I hope to be later

6 Boat How ahead.JPG
Boat How now ahead - easy walking today but I imagine this is wet going usually

7 Scafell and Burnmoor Tarn from BH.JPG
Scafell and Burnmoor Tarn from Boat How

Burnmoor Tarn and what's left of the footbridge marked on the map

9 Kirk Fell from climb to IH.JPG
Kirk Fell from the climb to Illgill Head

10 Wasdale giants from IH.JPG
Shapely Yewbarrow and the Pillar group from Illgill Head

11 Whin Rigg ahead.JPG
Whin Rigg ahead - stay near the edge for the best views

12Yewbarrow and Screes from ridge.JPG
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.

13 WR again.JPG
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!

15 Ahead to Irton Pike.JPG
The ridge ahead to Irton Pike

16 MF from IP.JPG
Muncaster Fell from Irton Pike - getting increasingly anxious that the way I planned up that hill may be a no go.

17 Wasdale from IP.JPG
Wasdale from Irton Pike - a horrible jungle like descent from here to the Wasdale road.

18 MF ahead.JPG
Muncaster Fell ahead with the straight up route I had planned looking more and more unlikely

19 No route up.JPG
As suspected... the Northern flank (from Murthwaite Halt) looked like this. Very uninviting.

20 Hooker Crag ahead.JPG
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

21 Hooker Crag Trig.JPG
The Trig Point on Hooker Crag - the Wainwright summit of Muncaster Fell - looking to the true top

22 MF Marilyn top.JPG
Muncaster Fell's summit - a Marilyn

23 Silver Knott ahead.JPG
Silver Knott - the last summit of the day - in view

24 MF from SK.JPG
Looking back at Muncaster Fell from Silver Knott
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