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



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