Ok not so much a trip report, just a few photo's from a backpack around Eskdale with @Munro277.
Due to the early-ish start we'd planned I decided to have a nice steady drive over to the Lakes the day before and stay on a nearby campsite so I'd be ready to go first thing in the morning. Arriving in the afternoon In around 28 degree heat I took a nice short walk over Muncaster Fell before heading to the campsite.
Gate on the way to Muncaster Fell
Hazy view from Muncaster Fell
The below photo's cover the rest of our trip, route available at the bottom of the page :-)
The Eskdale Needle
View from Hard Knott summit
Summit view, Bow Fell
Taking a well earned rest
Sunset from camp
Fire in the sky
Sunset from inside the Trailstar
Waiting for sunrise
Early morning light on the Trailstar
@munro277 having a morning culpa, Foxes Tarn
Scafell Pike from Scafell
Backpack - Osprey Exos 58
Sleeping bag - Mountain Equipment Xero MM
Sleeping mat - Exped Synmat UL7
Shelter - Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar
Groundsheet - MYOG Silnylon
Poles - Alloy Pacer Poles
Stove - Jetboil Sol Ti
Long handled Ti spork
Sea to Summit X-cup
Waterproof top - Rab Demand pull-on
Waterproof trousers - Mountain Equipment Firelite
Base layer - Rab MeCo 120 Tee
Trousers - Montane Terra
Quechea merino boxers
Inov8 Debris socks
Salomon Speedcross 3 shoes
Crane thermals + Seal Skins socks for camp/sleeping
Hydration - Source bladder, Evernew bladder, Sawyer Squeeze filter
Maps printed on Toughprint paper
(List not comprehensive)
Distance: 35km. 2122m Ascent.
Our route (taken from @Munro277's Social Hiking page)
Wainwrights completed: Hard Knott, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Scafell Pike, Scafell, Slight Side, Illgill Head, Whin Rigg.
Additional Peaks: Muncaster Fell, Shelter Crags, Blunt Top, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Symonds Knott, Irton Fell.