The weather was not of the best for this outing (from Wasdale Head, via Black Sail Pass), but having such fond memories of the previous occasion (click here), I decided to press ahead anyway, in the hope of this time adding on a ‘conquest’ of Scoat Fell and Steeple as well.
However, the cloud remained remorselessly down to c. 2000 feet the whole day, so I decided not to bother with the extra bits after all (at least that was my excuse!), contenting myself with ‘only’ the High Level Route on the ascent and back down by the conventional line of descent.
But in any weathers this is one of the best, and the chance to see Pillar Rock at close quarters again and get a photo of the plaque below Robinson’s Cairn (which I forgot to do last time) were well worth it on their own. The words on the latter (see below or here) sum up for me all that is best about the human element in Lake District fell-walking.
(Highest point: 2926 ft/ 892 m. Distance: 7.65 miles/12.3 km. Ascent: 3487 ft./1063 m.)

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