|Route taken on 25th March 2011 By Phil G4OBK and friend Geoff|
Our day started at 9.20am when we left the line of parked cars at Seathwaite to head for Stockley Bridge with the other fellwalkers bound for England's highest mountain.
|Stockley Bridge with LDW-117 Base Brown in the background|
|Cairn on Seathwaite Fell LDW-123 with Green Gable in the background|
Our route up on to Great End was one of the most interesting and scenic I've taken since I started climbing the Wainwright's. We crossed over Great Slack and made our way around the east side of Sprinkling Tarn, where there were a couple of abandoned backpacker tents pitched - presumably these were the "base camps" for some climbers we later saw on the crags below Great End. We crossed the bridlepath south of the tarn and then climbed diagonally up an area shown on the map as The Band where we found a minor path which doubled back and which took us to the top of Great End where we had lunch.
|Geoff concentrates on his scramble up The Band with Sprinkling Tarn below|
|Geoff and Phil on Great End LDW-005|
|Pike o'Stickle and other Langdale Pikes - seen from High House Tarn|
|6.00pm on Rosthwaite Fell...the light is going with one summit yet to activate and three miles left to walk|
Credit to all the radio hams for the support by making contact with us during our round. Especially Mark MM1MPB in Annan, Geoff G4WHA and John G0TDM in Penrith who made contact with us on all six summits. In total 83 contacts were completed in the day.