Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Upper Langdales circuit and wild camp

I  had a few chats with Darron Linney (@hillwalker66) through last week, he was out over the wknd so i arranged to meet up with him early on Saturday morning 

I arrived early and parked up in Langdale,i quickly got changed and had my breakfast and was soon heading upwards in the early morning light

Turning around revealed some lovely dawn light hitting the peaks on the other side of the valley 

Darron had camped on Cold pike and had brought his new Hilleberg tent with him, its a fine looking beast of a shelter...he kindly offered me a brew and then we were on the off, to walk along snow covered ridges 

The views from the summit of Crinkle crags was a fine one indeed, as the fresh wind whistled the clouds over head...nice short clip of it on the video at end of this post

It was to be a spind drifty sort of day with the windchill up in the -10c range 

After a lunch stop near Three tarns we plodded up the next slope to gain Bowfells summit, after a chat we decided to head down past Angle tarn and try a find a pitch along form Rosset pike summit 

Its great to eat warm food when camped and wrapped up in nice down items 

Dawn was late and bit muted but still gave some nice light at times 

Sadly it never cleared out properly through the evening and night and we were treated to some hail and snow showers,hammered home on a hard wind, gusting 45-50 mph at time 

Trying to leave no trace at our camp spot 

The wind Sunday morning was a fresh 40 mph with gusts to 54 mph which gave a mean windchill of -14c,but the views were still good 

With Darron having a long drive home we decided to stroll along the ridge then drop down Stakes pass and the stoney valley walk back out to the cars,a nice winters wild camp trip, done in good company 


               Thanks for looking and safe travels Peter