Ascent of Bowfell on 2014-11-24

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:Monday, November 24, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2959 ft / 901 m

Ascent Trip Report

A clockwise round of Bowfell, Bowfell North Top, Esk Pike and Rossett Pike from the National Trust car park at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel at the head of Langdale. Cloud base initially 800-900 metres on the ascent via The Band but soon rising to 900-1,000 metres as the wind strengthened. Fortunately the enlarging breaks in the cloud allowed the justly famous Bowfell summit panorama to be appreciated; every major group of fells in Lakeland is seen well from this superb vantage point, particularly the Scafell Group and the Langdale Pikes.
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The Scafell Group from the summit of Bowfell (left to right: Scafell, Mickledore and Scafell Pike) (2014-11-24). Photo by Peter Stone.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2641 ft / 804 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2641 ft / 804 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2641 ft / 804 m
    Route:The Band
    Start Trailhead:Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel  318 ft / 96 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2641 ft / 804 m
    Route:Rossett Gill
    End Trailhead:Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel  318 ft / 96 m

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