The Lake District in snow with CRC at Easter

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Day three - Monday 24th March

On Monday, we drove to the Old Dungeon Ghyll car park, and walked up The Band towards Bow Fell. It started out as a gorgeous day.

Looking back down Langdale

Pike of Blisco

Looking down Langdale again

Pike of Stickle

Sunday's route - Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell

Pike of Blisco

Just before we got to the top of Bow Fell, we turned right, and went along the Climbers' Traverse, which goes along the East cliff face of Bow Fell. Half-way along, Jeremy slipped, and had to be brought back up to the path with a rope. It was very steep, with a good foot thick layer of snow/ice, so it was very slippery.
Sculptured snow - wind slab

Having traversed the Climbers' Traverse, we turned left and went up the Great Slab, towards the summit. When we reached the top, we walked to Ore Gap, and down to Angle Tarn.
Near the summit

Rossett Pike, with the Langdale Pikes behind

On from Ore Gap, we walked up to the top of Rossett Gill. Half of us went up to the top of Rossett Pike and down again, which took about fifteen minutes. We then went down Rossett Gill, and joined the Cumbria Way along Mickleden back to the cars.

Rossett Pike

Lingmoor Fell framed by Rossett Gill

Rossett Gill, leading into Mickleden

Pike of Stickle

Looking down Langdale

A waterfall off the Langdale Pikes