Pillar and Mosedale Horseshoe

A true lake District classic starting at Wasdale Head and heading up Blacksail pass before taking on Looking Stead, Pillar,Scoat Fell , Red Pike and Yewbarrow. This is a serious 11 mile walk over "big" mountains. And it's Tough, possibly the toughest walk I've ever done.

The Wasdale Inn atthe start of the walk - and the end !!

The Mosedale Valley

Tony E on the climb to the Blak Sail Pass

Me at the same place

Yebarrow accross Mosedale, That will be our last ascent of the day

Tony has conquered "Steeple"

On Looking Stead, with Pillar in the background

Thr Trig point on Pillar, we didn't hang around long here, it was freezing.

Looking back to Pillar on the route to Scoats fell

It really was like Mid Winter on this ridge

Scoat Fell ahead, but all we could see now was snow and hill fog.

Scoat tarn glints in the sun on the way to Red Pike

After Red Pike it was Yewbarrow, and straight up that sharp end !!

Looking back to Red Pike

On the climb to Yewbarrow.

Coming down from Yewbarrow

Rocky reflections of Wastwater. And the end of a memorable but very exhausting walk.

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17th February 2011