Wild Camp in the Langdale's (12/07/2020)
First wild camp since lock down and it was great weekend for getting out into the mountains. Our starting point was at NT car at new Dungeon Ghyll this was really busy and I only just managed to get parking place. It was from here that I met up with Liam, Chris &Sean all ex military soldiers. I also had COVID 19 measures in place with extra hand sanitiser with me for gate and style crossing.
Making our way up the path next to the stream our first stop off was Stickle Tarn we had some lunch here and sat back and enjoyed the views of Pavey Ark and watching groups going up Jack's Rack.
From here our first Wainwright of the day would be Sergeant Man this was steady walk up the path from Stickle Tarn and onto the summit of Sergeant Man the paths are really good and easy to follow if you have not been up this way before.
From here our next summit and Wainwright would be High Raise this would also be our highest summit of the day at 762m this was only steady climb from Sergeant Man onto the summit of High Raise the views from here were amazing as we had good visibility and could see all of Lakeland around us.
Next Summit was going to be Thunacar Knott and then onto Harrison Stickle. Again the paths and route finding are,good however if you are going out in poor weather/viability you will need to take map and compass as around Harrsion Stickle there are some large drop off's that could catch you out.
Having completed these Wainwrights for the day we headed over to Stickle Tarn to set up our tents for the night.
After having some dinner on the Jet Boil it was time to take in the amazing views the Langdale's provide and we had talk about our days adventure we had over the summits we had completed. Getting into bed for about 2300 hrs I was soon into the land of nod this was also my first outing of couple of different bits of kit I got during lock down which was new sleeping bag which was Alpkit Pipe Dream 400 amazing sleeping bag and packs down very small and provides nice warm sleeping bag for wild camping and under my sleeping bag was Sea Summit insulated Comfort Light matt which was brilliant and provided very comfortable nights sleep.
Once up in the morning it was time for nice cup of tea and some breakfast the weather was even better today and we woke with Sun pouring through the door's of our tents.
Once we had all packed down and checked all area's for any litter or kit it was steady walk back down the path to the car park
The Langdale's are amazing part of the Lake District and would make good first trip for someone wanting to climb some Wainwrights and to getting into walking or wild camping.
Remember leave no trace if you are wild camping.