Mountain Leader night nav practice – Langdale Pikes


On Tuesday night, a good friend Will joined me for a bit of night nav practice on the Langdale Pikes. Will has his Mountain Leader training coming up in a few weeks so was keen to develop his skills so he could get the most out of the training. Will is also helping joining me on a big corporate walk that I am working on this Sunday night – 75 people for a night ascent of the Langdale Pikes.

We headed up to Stickle Tarn in the light, before heading up Dungeon Ghyll, the site of a very sad fatality only this afternoon. It’s easy to see how a simple mistake can be extremely serious as you traverse this steep gorge.

Harrison Stickle summit was extremly windy, but it was an otherwise clear night, which made the nav a little easier. We headed down via Loft Crag and were back in the NT car park for 11pm.

A great night time wander in the fells – always a special experience to be out when everyone else has gone home.

Cheers Will

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Herdwick and its lamb

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Night nav on Harrison Stickle

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