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.

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