Lake District: Langdale Pikes.
Leader, Tim Gronow.
8th May 2010
Leader Tim Gronow.
Beginning the ascent from the car park.
Smaller group than the Crinkle Crags walk.
Fine walking area.
Tall stile to negotiate.
Approaching Dungeon Ghyll.
Almost at the Ghyll.
Time for a breather (and forty winks for Helen).
Another stop to admire the view.
Path about to level out before the next climb.
Ascending gradually to the Pikes.
Fine walking conditions.
Steep ascent and passing the Crinkle crags group.
Good views from here.
Tea stop with Harrison Stickle behind us.
Pike of Stickle ahead of us.
Getting ready for next ascent.
Almost on top of Pike of Stickle.
Very good visibility.
At top of Pike of Stickle.
Martcrag ahead to climb and the valley along which we will return.
Getting ready to climb Martcrag.
Heading for the Cumbria Way.
Joining the Cumbria Way.
Heading for Angle Tarn.
Not much wind at the moment!.
We were so lucky with the weather.
The peat under foot was very dry.
Would have been very different in wet conditions!
The normal walking conditions underfoot should be wet!.
Found some water!.
Climbing the ridge and experiencing strong winds.
Nearly on top of the ridge.
Looking for the Crinkle Crags group.
Reached Angle Tarn.
Tim points out the other group.
We begin descent to Mickleden.
Path has been surfaced
Long way to go - into valley and follow it left.
Tea stop half way down.
Down at last.
Hard surface to walk on.
Sun not so strong now.
Gravel path harder than walking the moor!
Test of endurance on the hard path with tired feet!
Breda still going strong.
Not much further now!
Tim point to where the other group is likely to be by now.
Final descent to the car park.
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