From the col we climbed up towards the top of Foule Crag 845m with a fine view of Sharp Edge to our left, there were few walkers out and the Edge was left in peace for a change. Here you can see the col below and the peak of Bowscale Fell rising behind Simon in all its winter glory.
Hallsfell Top; the summit of Blencathra, 868m/2847ft. There was a breeze blowing now and it was freezing on the top, we piled on more gear, ate a hasty lunch and took some photos. Behind Katie is the shapely top of Gategill Fell 851m, one of the subsidiary peaks of Blencathra. We traversed the whole Blencathra ridge from Atkinson Pike to Blease Fell, which is hidden behind Gategill Fell here.
As we descend Blease Fell a fine prospect of the snow covered Helvellyn range opens up before us; Clough Head rises on the left, Helvellyn itself is in the distance. We're below the snow line here at about 500m and have just picked up an old sheep trod that leads easily down towards the Blencathra Centre from where we'll walk down to the old road that leads back through the Brundholm Woods to Keswick.