Very windy today. The plan was an eight mile walk over Dodd and then on to Skiddaw. We decided to abandon Skiddaw due to extensive cloud and a high likelihood of being blown off the top. Below is intended route (pale yellow) and actual route (red). You can also see the four Wainwrights that were bagged. (click image to enlarge).
setting off through Dodd Wood
above the forest now
sun spots on Derwent Water
top of Dodd, Jonathan taking a breather
looking back to Dodd
climbing up Carl Side, extensive cloud over Skiddaw
Carl Side bagged.
towards Longside Edge (very windy here)
feeling it coming down
looking over Bassenthwaite
back on the road
3d view of route Dodd is the small peak to the left, steep climb up Carl Side in the middle and Skiddaw is the highest peak to the right.
overhead view from the south showing the winding route we took up to Dodd
overhead view with profile. A red W is a bagged Wainwright, a black W is one I have yet to do.
from the east