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2005 03 01 - Seat Sandal.

I started the walk from Mill Bridge on the A591 and took the path the leads up towards Great Tongue. At the Tongue I followed the route along Tongue Gill as it climbs towards Grisedale Hause which is some distance beyond its apparent position when viewed from the early part of the walk. I hit the snow at about 1500 ft. and from this point it got deeper and deeper. The actual path up to the summit from the tarn was completely hidden by the snow and the steep ascent had to be taken with care. The clouds kept relatively high the whole day though I did get some at the summit.

   Looking back towards Helm Crag from near the start of the walk


Looking back towards the Coniston fells a little higher up


From Hause Moss, Grisedale Hause is now visible and some blue sky


Dollywaggon Pike across Grisedale Tarn


St.Sunday Crag


The view towards Patterdale




Looking across to the flanks of Great Rigg from the climb up to the summit


Dollywaggon Pike now in mist


Not quite the summit but some more blue sky at least


The summit


Nothing but snow and ice


Skiddaw in the distance as I descend


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