We set off from Seathwaite and followed Styhead Ghyll up to the tarn and here we joined the Corridor Route. Already we could enjoy excellent views of the summit, and many other summits besides.
The slightly technical terrain on the Corridor Route adds to the interest underfoot, it's always worth taking ones time here as it is rocky and in places there are steep drops nearby.
We then elected to follow a slightly steeper and less traveled route up to the summit, so veered off the Corridor route soon after the technical section.
The summit was quite busy, fair enough given the glorious weather of the day. It was warm enough to sit and enjoy lunch without the need of a jacket.
We descended via Broad Crag and Ill Crag before dropping down to Esk Hause and Ruddy Ghyll.
Apart from the summit, the mountain felt quiet today, maybe most folk had ascended from Wasdale.
A grand day out, tired legs all round, and most importantly, plenty of happy smiles :-)
Big thanks to Ruth & Kate for their great company all day.