The Lake District Mountains

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2006 07 03 - Lingmell with Paul D and Meg.

It was a very hot day with views hazy and a little disappointing. We set off from the National Trust campsite at Brackenclose following the steep path up the western shoulder of Lingmell. On the way up Lingmell Paul disappeared looking for Meg who had gone missing. Paul went on to the summit of Scafell Pike while I petered out on Lingmell. At the summit of Lingmell  the sound of bagpipes could be heard coming from Scafell Pike - no doubt a band of kilted Celts celebrating England's exit from the World Cup. I descended via Piers Gill and staggered parched and panting to the bar at the Wasdale Head Inn. Paul and Meg eventually turned up. A heavy thunder storm  drove us back to the sanctuary of the pub later and helped to clear the air for the following day's trek across Red Pike and Pillar.


The steep climb at the start of the walk


Looking back down towards Wastwater


Mickledore and Scafell in the haze


 Wasdale Head and the Mosedale valley


Approaching Lingmell's summit


Great Gable


Scafell again from near the summit


Peering down into Piers Gill


The summit with Scafell Pike behind


And in the direction of Pillar


Lingmell from near the start of Piers Gill


Looking down Piers Gill


And further down


The pack horse bridge behind the Wasdale Head Inn


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