a nice start to a walk: Eagle Crag visible along Stonethwaite Beck.
we approach, Greenup Edge comes into view. The idea was for
us to come back that way, but it was not to be.
is where you need to put in some effort. The path is up by
the wall, and then round to the right roughly where the date
you climb, Borrowdale comes into view.
view at the end of the steep bit, looking north. I'm not sure
of the name of the nearby fell, on the other side of Langstrath; it
doesn't seem to be given a name on the OS map.
need to find this little gully in order to reach the top levels of the
fell, since it is the only breach in the cliffs on the eastern side.
the gully we turned right, and found ourselves negotiating a series of
narrow, steeply packed terraces overlooking Langstrath.
north from the top of Eagle Crag.
this is Sergeant's Crag from Eagle Crag. High Raise is hidden
in the clouds behind. We're going that way...
Looking back north from Sergeant's Crag: Eagle Crag is the insignificant grassy bump in the middle of the picture.
Raise just visible from Sergeant's Crag. We need to cross to
the left just below Long Crag, the dark patch in the centre of the
picture. Maybe it's going to be OK...
|In fact, ten minutes later the clouds had swept in at a great pace, down below Long Crag and completely obscuring Greenup Edge, the path up to Ullscarf. And the top of Ullscarf is a huge area with no features, certainly a nasty place to be in bad visibility, at least for people like me who are not expert navigators. So we cut down into the valley, to meet up with the path from Stonethwaite to Grasmere, which is the third day of AW's Coast-to-Coast walk. That is Lining Crag on the horizon, just below Greenup Edge (Oh, did I mention that after we got down into the valley, the clouds cleared...?)|
|Well, at least
we managed something this afternoon...