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2006 07 04 - Red Pike, Black Crag, and Pillar with Paul D.
It was a very hot day, perhaps too hot for serious hill walking. The thunder storm the night before had at least cleared the air of the haziness we had experienced the previous day and visibility was good in all directions. We set off from Wasdale Head, sweating and straining our way up the steep path beside the scree to Dore Head. We had lunch on Red Pike, detoured around Scoat Fell (for reasons which are now beyond me - it must have been the sun!) and reached Pillar via Black Crag and Wind Gap. We descended via Black Sail Pass for pints and a superb steak and ale pie at the Wasdale Head Inn. It was another tremendous day's walk.
The way up to Dore Head
Looking back to Dore Head and Stirrup Crag
The cairn at 2629 ft.
Towards the summit
Red Pike summit
The view towards Kirk Fell and Great Gable from near the summit
An old boot abandoned on Black Crag's cairn with Steeple beyond
Paul at Pillar's summit
Grasmoor in the distance
With Holly at the summit
Looking down into Ennerdale as we leave the summit
The Black Sail Youth Hostel is the small black smudge in the middle of the photograph
Scarth Gap pass between High Crag and Haystacks
Green Gable and Great Gable from just above Black Sail Pass
The Lake District Mountains