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    25 11 2004 - Esk Pike with Paul D


We started from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and proceeded via The Band, Bowfell and Ore Gap. The cloud never lifted all day, we had no decent views from anywhere. From Esk Pike we wandered down towards Esk Hause with the mist still thick around us and rather embarrassingly and stupidly we lost our way and found ourselves somewhere north of Sprinkling Tarn when we had intended to head for Rossett Gill. We were grateful for the able and knowledgeable woman who pointed us in the right direction. I was still not entirely convinced where we were until Angle Tarn appeared through the mist. There was little light left when we reached the foot of Rossett Gill and we were in total darkness by the time we got back to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. An unforgettable walk, mostly  for the wrong reasons. But at least there was a good fire, hot food and good beer waiting for us.


Satanic sheep near the start of the walk


The Band disappearing into the mist


Near the top of the band


And higher up


The cairn near Esk Pike summit


And again


The shelter beneath the 'real' summit


Angle Tarn with darkness falling


Rosset Gill