APPROACHING SHARP EDGE - before demise of camera

Although the promised sunshine did not materialise the six members and two guests who left Mungrisdale were more than happy to enjoy a clear, if cloudy, and pleasantly mild day for this circuit of the Northern fells. Souther Fell was first up followed by a traverse round to Scales Tarn where the group split briefly, with some sampling the delights of Sharp Edge before rejoining the more sensible on Blencathra’s summit.

Leader Tony avoided falling off the Edge though sadly his camera was less fortunate, requiring a tricky rescue exercise which though successful left it (the camera) sans battery. Fortunately Frankwas soon deputised as official photographer-of-the-day ably recording the scrambling exploits.

A soggy passage over Mungrisdale Common past the Cloven Stone eventually lead to lunch at Skiddaw House. The next leg saw a northwards passage over Great Calva and Knott before taking further refreshments at Lingy hut. In order to retain the high ground the next destination was Carrock Fell where Rogerfound an elegant descent route through gorse, scree and heather before arriving safely in Mosedale.

The return to Mungrisdale (and its Mill Inn) necessitated a short distance of road walking to complete a satisfying fell day of 18 miles and nearly 5000 ft. of climbing.

1. ON SHARP EDGE (Frank Barker) 2. NO WONDER HE DROPPED THE CAMERA  !! (Frank Barker) 3. ON BLENCATHRA (Frank Barker) 4. LINGY HUT (Frank Barker)