Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Trip Report - 2 days around Eskdale

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

Campsite pitch

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

Sunrise from Scafell Pike summit

Early morning light on the Trailstar

@munro277 having a morning culpa, Foxes Tarn

Scafell Pike from Scafell

Burnmoor Tarn

@munro277 & Oscar looking out over Wast Water


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.

Route Profile

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.

1 comment:

  1. A fine round of the wildest hills in England. Enjoyed it.