~Pike o' Blisco~
A featured fell is my way of studying each fell in turn and recording thoughts and observations.
A notable fell seen clearly from all around, particularly from Great Langdale. Pike o' Blisco boasts a neat mountain shape, conical in design and, as Wainwright says, this mountain has added merit as its highest point can be seen from the valley below. I've climbed Pike o' Blisco three times in recent years, twice in December and once in October - I think it makes a fine winter fell as the views across to Bowfell grow in stature as the low sun rises from behind Pike o' Blisco.
Pike O' Blisco from The Band
An afternoon photo, above, shows Browney Gill. The shadowed crags on this side, near the summit are known as Black Wars.
Sunshine on The Band
Photo taken from the north-east flank of Pike o' Blisco. It's worth a detour from the normal ascents to plot a route around the north side of this fell, it's a very rewarding fellwander across rough terrain with some great vantage points for views across Mickleden and towards The Band.
The Summit of Pike o' Blisco
On a cold and frosty December day, but also seen on a cool and sunny October day:
from Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike on the right
As seen from Wetherlam, Cold Pike on the left
Where: Southern Best seen from Great Langdale or possibly Pike O'Stickle - but you may be looking into the sun.
Suggested Route: Wainwright's Pike o' Blisco 5, variation, if you like, around the north side.
My Frequency: Four times.
Whilst You're There: Cold Pike.
Someone Else's View: Simon Howard's walk of 16th Ocotber 2010 - special edition with Brocken Spectre
Walk Dates: with links to Reports (on this website) where applicable:
All photos copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2010 ©