Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pike O'Blisco

Date : 26th January 2010
Route : from Old Dungeon Ghyll to Blea Tarn then along to Wrynose Pass and Pike O'Blisco, back vi a Oxendale.
Wainwrights : Pike O'Blisco
Distance : 6.2 miles
Height Gained : 2284 feet

The route : anti-clockwise from Old Dungeon Ghyll (top right)

This was a fairly unambitious winter hike but an opportunity to get amongst some snow for the first time in a good while. All the highest fells were snow covered including my objective, Pike O'Blisco. I had crampons and ice axe packed but unfortately forgot the camera. I did however remember I had a camera on my phone but only on the way back down the Oxendale path. This post is therefore devoid of photo's. As it turned out there was deep snow in places on Pike O'Blisco requiring the use of the ice axe during the descent to Red Tarn but crampons were not needed as there was no ice.

Crinkle Crags and Bowfell from near Browne Howe

The Langdale Pikes from the Oxendale path

Wainwright count : 13/214

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