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2006 07 03 - Lingmell with Paul D.

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. At the summit 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. 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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