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2006 07 22 - Bowfell, Esk Pike, Allen Crags and Rosset Pike.

The weather forecast was for showers with possible thunder storms later and I almost change my mind about setting off. I decided to risk it and fortunately there was no rain or thunder all day. It was a very hot day however, and some of the views and photographs were spoilt because of the general haziness. Nevertheless today was a vast improvement on my last ascent of Bowfell and Esk Pike (both with Paul D) when on each occasion we had very poor weather and little in the way of any views at all. Esk Hause was very busy with walkers but Allen Crags was quiet and I saw nobody else at all on Rossett Pike. I descended Rossett Crag via a boulder strewn gully and eventually joined the path near the bottom of Rossett Gill. By the time I reached the Old Dungeon Ghyll I felt I had well and truly earned my beer.

 

The Band above Stool End Farm

 

Pike O'Stickle

 

Crinkle Crags from the path up The Band

 

Bowfell from further up the path

 

And again

 

the climbers' traverse

 

Towards the summit

 

Top of the Great Slab

 

Hazy Scafell Pike and Mickledore

 

Bowfell summit

 

Esk Pike from the path off Bowfell

 

Looking back to Bowfell

 

Esk Pike summit cairn taken from the true summit above the rocky outcrop nearby

 

Great End

 

Looking back towards Bowfell again from Esk Pike summit

 

Rossett Pike in the centre of the photograph

 

Going down towards Esk Hause

 

Allen Crags from the shelter below Esk Hause

 

Allen Crags summit

 

Angle Tarn

 

Rossett Pike's summit

 

Looking into Mickleden from the eastern end of Rossett Pike's summit

 

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