|On the way up to
Barrow Door, with Skiddaw at our back
|Cutting up to Sail
Pass, Outerside in the background.
an early lunch at Sail Pass, Samba views the formidable slog up Sail
with some distaste.
path up Sail is almost as eroded as the shorter climb up Scar Crags on
the other side of Sail Pass
down from Sail across Newlands to the Helvellyn ridge in the distance.
|And down Sail
Beck to Buttermere, which is just visible in front of High Stile.
Our route is up to the right.
last "up" of the walk: from Sail to Eel Crags
made it! Vince, Jenny, Brian, Barbara, Roger and Roseanne on the top of
Eel Crags - and the sun was still out
(just). So we had managed to see at least some of the best views
in the Lakes.
|Looking from Eel Crags east towards
Keswick and the distant Pennines.
|The view north
over Hopegill Head to Scotland.
Addacomb Hole, between Sail on the left and Wandope, rising steeply on
of the Hole up this arete onto the top of Wandope I can remember as a
very silly way of spending ten minutes after a large sandwich
lunch. But today we just strolled up to the summit along the
ridge on the right.
Well, perhaps "strolling" isn't quite right. The wind and rain had moved in, and poor Brian had cold knee-caps...
|But we could
still see quite a distance. The sharp profile of Aikin Knott
points the way east from Wandope.
| The path
south to Whiteless Pike.
|Really cold knee-caps...
and Loweswater, from Whiteless Pike.
you're departing now...?"
from Whiteless Pike.
|Sail Beck, as
you descend through the woods into Buttermere.
|One of the
definite advantages of rain in the fells...