Saturday 17th March 2007
The forecast was for strong winds and rain moving in during the afternoon so we set of early in the hope of reaching High Raise before the rain set in. The day started out quite warm and pleasant but as we approached High Raise the cloud came down and the rain started. As the winds were starting to get stronger we abandoned plans to walk along the ridge to Helm Crag and instead returned to Grasmere via Far Easedale. This was very much a walk of two halves; the first done in the dry with some views, whilst the second half was simply a trudge back over Greenup Edge and down Far Easedale in the rain.
Start: Red Lion Hotel, Grasmere (NY 3365 0759)
Distance: 9.25 miles Ascent: 805 metres Time Taken: 7 hours
Weather: A grey start to the day that turned to persistent rain with increasingly strong and cold winds.
Pub visited: Lamb Inn, Grasmere Ale Drunk: Theakstons XB
Looking towards the falls on Sourmilk Gill with Tarn Crag, the first summit of the day, behind.
Sourmilk Gill's falls.
We had hoped to cross Sourmilk Gill just
above the falls but this was impossible, instead
Tarn Crag. The summit is on the crag to the right.
Tarn Crag's summit cairn.
Looking back down Easedale from Tarn Crag's summit, with Windermere visible in the distance.
Codale Tarn with Pavey Ark and Harrison Stickle behind, from Tarn Crag.
Looking back to Tarn Crag from the route to Codale Head.
Looking across Gibson Knott towards Seat Sandal with St Sunday Crag in the background.
Codale Head's summit as the cloud starts to descend.
Sergeant Man from Codale Head.
Codale Head from Sergeant Man.
Stickle Tarn from Sergeant Man.
The last clear view towards High Raise before the rain started.
High Raise summit, we had planned on
stopping for lunch here but the shelter was full so we moved
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