Side Pike & Scafell

DATE : 5th July 2004

Eskdale from the long ascent to Side Pike

Side Pike comes into view , Scafell is to the left

Eskdale Fell , the subject of yesterday's expedition

Hardknott with the Coniston Fells behind

On Side Pike now with the view east across Great Moss to Bowfell & Crinkle Crags

The route of ascent from Dawsonground Crags & the lower Eskdale valley

Burnmoor Tarn & Illgill Head

Scafell Pike from Long Green

The head of the Eskdale valley

The inviting summit of Scafell lies ahead

Wastwater & Seatallon from Scafell summit

Mosedale with Pillar & surrounding fells

Pulpit Rock of Scafell Pike with Great Gable & the Derwentwater Fells providing the backdrop

View back on Scafell summit

The steep descent to Foxes Tarn

View back on the steep gully from Foxes Tarn

Looking back up to Mickledore which seperates Scafell from Scafell Pike

The wide expanse of Great Moss and the River Esk

The course of the River Esk as it drops dramatically from Great Moss

Looking back up the Eskdale valley with Bowfell in shade above