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Pike of Blisco to Bow Fell

One of the classics of the Lake district including Crinkle Crags as well. This way round works well with only one noticably 'heavy' bit of ascent after Blea tarn and Bow Fell looks a doddle when it appears. 'The bad step' on Mickledor for a bit of fun scramble in the middle, don't try other way round in the dark.

Some shots from 2007 now included which was using the more normal ascent of Bow Fell via The Band and giving time for Esk Pike to be included; also Crinkle Crags from Swirl How on Coniston horeshoe.
Pike o Blisco from Langdales ascent showing route
Pike o Blisco from Langdales ascent showing route
Mickelden beck from Crinckle Crags with Great Knott forground right
Mickelden beck from Crinckle Crags with Great Knott forground right
Pike of Blisco from crinkles, why ascent from Red Tarn not recommended
Pike of Blisco from crinkles, why ascent from Red Tarn not recommended
from upper Dungeon Ghyll past Blea tarn to Weatherlam & Swirl How on the horizon
from upper Dungeon Ghyll past Blea tarn to Weatherlam & Swirl How on the horizon
Pike of Bliscoe - I reckon the cairn is on the wrong 'top'
Pike of Bliscoe - I reckon the cairn is on the wrong 'top'
Crinkle Crags from 'prison band' with Swirl How foreground left; shoulder from Wrynose fell to right & Bow fell beyond
Crinkle Crags from 'prison band' with Swirl How foreground left; shoulder from Wrynose fell to right & Bow fell beyond
On the Crinkles looking towards Langdales and last bit of snow on Helvellyn behind
On the Crinkles looking towards Langdales and last bit of snow on Helvellyn behind
top of a Crinkle with Scafell Pike (left) and Great End behind
top of a Crinkle with Scafell Pike (left) and Great End behind
debating a crinkle ascent; by the way the blue sky is deceptive, sun in milky cloud all day
debating a crinkle ascent; by the way the blue sky is deceptive, sun in milky cloud all day
Pike of Blisco from Crinkles; Wrynose fell beyond and Windermere in distance
Pike of Blisco from Crinkles; Wrynose fell beyond and Windermere in distance
The 'bad step'
The 'bad step'
another small tarn on the crinkles- typical greenish tinge to the rock
another small tarn on the crinkles- typical greenish tinge to the rock
Bow Fell from Crinkle Crags - a real battle-front between rock and weather
Bow Fell from Crinkle Crags - a real battle-front between rock and weather
Scafell, Scafell Pike and Long End from 3 tarns pass - somewhat dominate the central fells
Scafell, Scafell Pike and Long End from 3 tarns pass - somewhat dominate the central fells
Scafell and Long end from Three tarns pass (only 2 tarns these days)
Scafell and Long end from Three tarns pass (only 2 tarns these days)
Bow fell features nature's gallery of sculpture, mostly far better than C21st human ones
Bow fell features nature's gallery of sculpture, mostly far better than C21st human ones
more of nature's sculpture on Bow Fell...
more of nature's sculpture on Bow Fell...
..or side on
..or side on
humans sculpting on Bow Fell summit; this seems to be a game and it is never quite the same
humans sculpting on Bow Fell summit; this seems to be a game and it is never quite the same
last of the snow on Bowfell - surprised at how near the edge footsteps go
last of the snow on Bowfell - surprised at how near the edge footsteps go
Angle tarn - division of return routes beyond, left for Langdales, right for Rossett gully; wish I had gone left!
Angle tarn - division of return routes beyond, left for Langdales, right for Rossett gully; wish I had gone left!
wind catching the surface on Angle tarn
wind catching the surface on Angle tarn
Langdale group from Bow Fell showing route over Martcrag moor to descend at Dungeon Ghyll
Langdale group from Bow Fell showing route over Martcrag moor to descend at Dungeon Ghyll
from Pike of Stickle north to Glaramara
from Pike of Stickle north to Glaramara
the descent via Rossett Gill; interesting moraines
the descent via Rossett Gill; interesting moraines
from Rossett Gill complete view of Lingmoor Fell
from Rossett Gill complete view of Lingmoor Fell
another view of the morraines
another view of the morraines
looking back to Rossett Pike to Buck Pike ridge
looking back to Rossett Pike to Buck Pike ridge
Extra diversion to Esk Pike to get view towards Keswick with Derwent water in front of it and Skiddaw beyond
Extra diversion to Esk Pike to get view towards Keswick with Derwent water in front of it and Skiddaw beyond
Esk Hawse, Picadilly circus of the central fells
Esk Hawse, Picadilly circus of the central fells