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


The weather forecast was for showers with possible thunder storms later and I almost changed 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 today 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. At one point, pausing and peering into a crack in the rocks I came eye to eye with some small, unspecified creature that stared back at me slightly startled. Eventually, I 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