Sunday, 20th April 2014

Walk: Troutbeck Tongue, Threshthwaite Mouth, Thornthwaite Crag
Start Point: Chruch Bridge, Troutbeck Grid Reference: NY 413 027
Distance: 12 miles Ascent: 3,000 feet
Time: 6 hours
Weather: Dry for all but 15 minutes with very strong winds at Thornthwaite Crag. The sunshine in the morning helped to combat the strong cold easterly wind but as the sun disappeared it became noticeably colder.
Comments: Leaving Troutbeck and Limefitt Park we headed for Troutbeck Tongue. Our path took us slightly above the valley floor hence cutting out the long road walk along the valley floor. After climbing up the tongue, windproof gear was added to combat the cold wind prior to continuing up the valley. Although not too steep or high, the climb up to Threshthwaite Mouth was quite hard owing to the wet mossy ground underfoot. The final ascent to Thornthwaite Crag is all compacted scree making the last climb considerably easier. After lunch it was decided, to the great delight of the ladies, to miss out the three remaining tops originally planned. We therefore descended into Troutbeck valley to complete the walk.

All ready for the off, Ray, Korser, Pat, Sheila, and Jenny with JL behind the camera.

Limefitt Park

Troutbeck Tongue in the foreground with Stoneycove Pike on left , Threshthwaite Mouth and Thornthwaite Crag on the right.

Looking back down the valley towards Troutbeck

Ascending Troutbeck Tongue and it was quite warm

Our proposed route, not completed, taking in Thornthwaite Crag, Froswick, Ill Bell and Yoke.

Looking east from Troutbeck Tongue

Ascent to Threshthwaite Mouth, note the sunshine has disappeared

The final climb up the scree to Thornthwaite Crag

Well there are no more because it was cold and the camera man forgot to get the camera out to take more pictures.

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