Friday, 19 October 2007

Langdale to Ennerdale 2-day Backpack (37km)

A two day backpacking trip which took us from the Stickle Gill pub in Langdale valley to the Black Sail Hut in Ennerdale valley and back again. A short scramble up the top of Stickle Gill (keeping out of the water) was followed up with Jack's Rake, a grade one scramble on Pavey Ark.

(Langdale Pikes. Harrison Stickle centre, Pavey Ark to right.)

(Ascending slabs at the top of Jack's Rake. Stickle Tarn below.)

After crossing the bogs on Martcrag Moor it was up Rossett Pike in a very cold wind. Gloves out for the first time this year! A traverse of the side of Great Gable followed and a quick ascent and very steep descent of Kirk Fell concluded the first day.

(Traversing Great Gable)

Scafell Pike was the objective for day two. This was ascended via the corridor route after leaving the Ennerdale valley by Black Sail Pass. I had very sore and wet feet by this stage due to forgetting to bring clean socks but I managed to limp back via Broad Crag, Esk Hause and ultimately the Cumbria Way alongside Mickleden Beck to Langdale and the Stickle Gill pub.

(Black Sail Hut, Ennerdale Valley)
(The Corridor Route)

Five Wainwrights done (2 new);
  1. Rossett Pike
  2. Pavey Ark
  3. Scafell Pike
  4. Kirk Fell
  5. Broad Crag

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, we're doing Langdale to Ennerdale YHA this weekend. Out of interest, how long did it take for this walk?