|Black Sail Youth Hostel|
|It may not look so far from the bottom, but when you make the top and look back, yes, it's quite impressive. And you can just about make out the hostel, beside the stream.|
|Starting the descent into Wasdale|
From there we faced another steep climb, first into this wonderful natural bowl...
|The hostel from the ridge to the south, courtesy of the zoom lens|
|On the way to High Crags. The temperature was about 3 C, the wind gusted at Force 6-7, and we frequently found ice under our feet|
|Between the crags we had fabulous views down to Buttermere |
It was an exhilarating walk, only tarnished by the inevitable descent: some 2500 feet before we finally hit the road that would take us back to the car.