Langdale Pikes, 20th June 1993

June 1993, and I'm spending a weekend in Ambleside, the second that year.

I'm on another Langdale Pikes climb, the main objective this time being to scale Loft Crag which is the only summit in this section of the Lakes I've never ascended. Though I did attain this objective the weather was poor and I ran out of time. The photographic record of the walk is poor and sketchy.

Sergeant Man

It's been a fairly nasty climb thanks to the volume of water in the ground, but I've climbed up past Easedale and Codale tarns and am on the eastern flank of Sergeant Man. This is the view of Ambleside and Windermere.

Sergeant Man (2)

Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable, seen from near the top of Sergeant Man.

Sergeant Man (3)

Fairfield (far left) and its satellites, seen from Sergeant Man

Sergeant Man (4)

The summit of Sergeant Man (2414ft). Sergeant Man is not really a separate fell, and technically not even a "top", but actually a mere "bump" on the edge of the summit plateau of High Raise. 

Pike O'Stickle

Pike O'Stickle (2323ft) is a tricky climb requiring a mild scramble to ascend its summit dome. This is the view northwest looking over Langstrath towards Derwentwater and Skiddaw.

Pike O'Stickle from Loft Crag

Loft Crag is the "third" Langdale Pike and the lowest, at 2270ft. Here I'm looking westwards to Pike O'Stickle.

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