Mosedale Horseshoe - 19th August 2005
Date 19th August 2005 Description Mosedale Horseshoe
Start Point Wasdale Head Peaks Climbed Kirk Fell 802m
Total Time 7hrs 55min   Pillar 892m
Walking Time 5hrs 27min   Black Crag (Pillar) 828m
Stopped Time 2hrs 28min   Red Pike (Wasdale) 826m
Distance 11.90 miles    
Moving Average 2.2 mph    
Elevation at Start 83 metres Temperature 22°C
Total Ascent 1,316 metres Weather Mainly sunny - Colud on Pillar
Max Elevation 892 metres Walking With Mark
A nice start and finish to the walk on a lovely sunny day. The only disappointment was when we arrived on the summit of Pillar and the clouds were all around us giving no views. We started walking from Wasdale Head to Beck Head before ascending up Kirk Fell. The views were very good from Kirk Fell summit. There were very few walkers on the fells today. Met up with a lady walker on the summit who had come straight up Highnose Head from Wasdale. Then it was a scramble down to Black Sail Pass. The walk to Pillar was an easy one but as already mentioned the cloud came down and visability was almost zero. Decided to miss Scoat Fell on the descent. Mark mentioned how precarious the cairn was to the edge on Red Pike (you could not get a photo looking back from there unless you could fly). The descent continued down to Dore Head and then back to Overbeck Bridge and onwards to Wasdale Head. Great views looking over Wastwater to Scafell Pike.
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A lovely start to the day at Wastwater
Looking towards Wasdale Head
Pillar from Kirk Fell
Wasdale Head from Gable Beck
Fleetwith Pike from ascent of Kirk Fell
Kirk Fell South Summit
Wastwater from Kirk Fell top
Kirk Fell Summit and High Stile beyond
Kirk Fell Summit - High Stile and Grasmoor
Kirk Fell Summit and Great Gable
Path to Dore Head from top of Kirk Fell
A steep descent to Dore Head
Pillar from Dore Head
Path to Pillar
Ennerdale and High Stile from near Pillar
Pillar Summit
Mosedale from near Pillar
Black Crag Summit and Ennerdale
Black Crag Summit
Mosedale from Black Comb
Red Pike Summit
Descent from Red Pike to Dore Head
Descent from Red Pike - Great Gable in view
Wastwater and Scafell Pike
Scafell Pike and Scafell from Wastwater
Kirk Fell from Wasdale Head

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