Thursday, 21 April 2011

Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag

Pete and Bella took a small group up Eagle Crag today, it was warm and sunny though, as you can see, very muggy all day. Eagle Crag (1650') is in the haze beyond the old sheepfold, guarding the entrance to Langstrath.

It was warm work climbing up the steep fellside to the stile over the fence on Bleak How. Here we're taking a breather and looking back down to Greenup Gill. We took a few breathers and had elevenses on the sharp ascent before we got to the stile which leads onto more exciting ground towards the top of Eagle Crag.

Sergeant's Crag from the stile over the wall that runs between Eagle Crag and Sergeant's Crag. There's less than a kilometer between the two tops and very little height is lost before ascending the slightly higher Sergeant's Crag 1873' or 571m.

The top of Sergeant's Crag... the haze has increased, though Pike o'Stickle can just be made out in the distance as a bump on the horizon to the left of the summit cairn. There's no safe way off into Langstrath so we made our way down towards Greenup Gill, joining the path there which leads back to Stonethwaite.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Keswick Mountain Festival & programme time changes

I just thought I would let you know that Cathy's walk up Great Gable for the KMF on Thursday the 19th May has no places left, in other words it is a sell out.

But there are still places on all the other walks as far as I know so if you are thinking of booking any please remember to do so soon because some of the walks are filling up, for instance the Langdale Pikes is proving popular but is not full yet.

Also the following walks have had to have time start changes due to the bus timetable being altered

6th May 9am
7th Aug 9.30am
4th Sept 9.30am
11th Sept 9.30am
27th Sept 9am