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