Guided walk – Langdale Pikes and Rossett Pike

 

Today I was working for Highpoint, leading a guided walk for their client Tez on a trip along the Langdale Pikes. Tez is training for a mountain marathon in June so wanted to get some ascent in her legs to compliment the road running she’d been doing back home in Liverpool.

It was an incredible day to be out in the fells today – blue skies, sunshine and a nice temperature high up that made walking the Langdale skyline a pleasure. We headed up Stickle Ghyll to Stickle Tarn in great time, before climbing Pavey Ark via Bright Beck. There were a couple of teams on Jacks Rake today too. The views from Pavey were magnificent so we took these in before traversing to Harrison Stickle for a different perspective on the Langdale Valley.

Tez is pretty strong, confident on her feet and was showing no sign of tiredness, so I took us on a quick ascent of Loft Crag before we headed over for lunch on Pike O Stickle, via the remains of the Neolithic ‘axe factory’ before the final ascent to the summit.

It was only noon, so after lunch on Pike O Stickle we headed across Martcrag Moor and instead of taking plan A – the Cumbrian Way back to Langdale, I took Tez for a final bit of ascent across Rossett Crag to Rossett Pike. We then headed down Rossett Ghyll to Mickleden and headed back to Great Langdale.

A great day. Cheers to Tez and cheers to Highpoint too.

Si

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Tez on Pavey Ark

 

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Pike O Stickle

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One of the last patches of snow. Angle Tarn

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