Whiteless Pike - Route One

 

Start - Buttermere NY 173 171 Distance - 1.6 miles Ascent - 1,710 feet Time - 1 hour : 30 minutes


The National Trust car park on the outskirts of Buttermere is the starting point for this walk
A double-headed  footpath sign indicates the start of the path over the brow of High House Crag and the main track to the valley of Sail Beck
Shortly after passing behind the cottages of Crag Houses a gate gives access to the open fellside 
Looking back to High Crag and High Stile
Sunlight highlights the Knott Rigg ~ Ard Crags ridge above Newlands Hause
The Sail Beck path is only followed for a quarter of a mile before we turn off it to join the High House Crag path
Looking over to Mellbreak from the High House Crag path
Looking back to Buttermere, Green Gable and Great Gable appear over the summit ridge of Haystacks on the left
The summit of Whiteless Pike appears the left above Low bank. The path leads up to a col on Low Bank which overlooks the head of Squat Beck
Looking back to High Stile and Red Pike
Looking across to High Snockrigg
Crummock Water from the slopes of Low Bank
Crummock Water and Loweswater from the col at the head of Squat Beck
Looking back to High Crag above Buttermere
Robinson across the slopes of High Snockrigg from the col
The ascent continues from the col on a steep path which zig-zags up the steep slope of Whiteless Breast
Looking back from the slopes of Whiteless Breast. Great Gable and Kirk Fell above Haystacks in the centre, with High Crag and the steep north-east ridge of High Stile above Buttermere on the right
Looking over to Newlands Hause and Robinson from the slopes of Whiteless Breast
Looking back to High Stile and Red Pike from the slopes of Whiteless Breast
Crummock Water and Loweswater from the slopes of Whiteless Breast
The path makes a rising traverse over to the western side of Whiteless Breast high above Rannerdale
Whiteless Pike and Wandope from the path above Rannerdale
Looking down to Rannerdale
Whiteless Pike, Thirdgill Head Man and Wandope
Looking back over Low Bank to Crummock Water with Starling Dodd and Great Borne on the horizon 
Approaching the col between Whiteless Breast and Whiteless Pike
The valley of Sail Beck from the col
Looking over to Newlands Hause and Robinson from the lower slopes of Whiteless Pike
Looking back to Buttermere from the lower slopes of Whiteless Pike
The Helvellyn range apears in the distance over the Maiden Moor ~ High Spy ridge
Halfway up the south ridge the first of a series of rock bands is encountered, this one is easily climbed on a stone-pitched path
Looking over to Red Pike, Starling Dodd and Great Borne
Looking over to Thirdgill Head Man, Wandope and Sail
The valley of Sail Beck
Traversing across the upper rock band
Crummock Water from the upper rock band
The easier upper slopes above the rock bands
Looking back to the Scafell range on the horizon
Looking back to Buttermere from the upper slopes
Starling Dodd and Great Borne
Grasmoor comes into view as we near the top of Whiteless Pike
The summit of Whiteless Pike
Great Borne at the head of the Mosedale Valley
Crummock Water and Loweswater from the summit of Whiteless Pike
The Lad Hows ridge leading up to the summit of Grasmoor
The connecting ridge to Thirdgill Head Man and Wandope
The Helvellyn range from the summit of Whiteless Pike
Newlands Hause and Robinson from the summit of Whiteless Pike
Looking south to the Scafell range
The High Stile ridge from the summit of Whiteless Pike

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