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Snow on the tops as we set out from Sadgill
Longsleddale from the initial climb
Yoke, Ill Bell & Froswick
Approaching the steeper climb
Yoke, Ill Bell & Froswick from Shipman Knotts . . .
from where we have views to Windermere
Continuing from Shipman Knotts . . .
with deep snow against the wall . . .
and a closer view of the three tops
Tony visualising a skiing trip
Looking back down our route before . . .
stopping for elevenses
Kentmere Pike . . .
where someone has been busy!
Picturesque scenes of water . . .
Tony hogs the camera- again!
Ice sculpture . . .
followed by more picturesque scenes . . .
showing the beauty of nature
Approaching the summit of . . .
The build up of frost on the fence . . .
provides many photo opportunities . . .
including ice sculptures
An ice moustache . . .
Blea water and Kidsty Pike
A Winter wonderland . . .
and another ice grid
A few rocks provide good seats for our lunch stop
And another view of Haweswater
The men inspect an outcrop of vertical rocks
Low cloud gathers over High Raise
Descending to Gatescarth Pass
Looking towards the Mosedale Valley
Approaching Tarn Crag . . .
where we check out the water pillar . . .
and Christine tries a bit of rock climbing
A quick stop at the cairn (Wainwright) as the shadows lengthen
The mist draws in as we reach . . .
The sun sinks lower . . .
but the cars are finally in sight . . .
at the end of a tough walk