/ Which Mountain for a Good Bivvy Bag Experience? Lake District

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mikehike on 03 Jul 2014
Myself and a buddy intended doing a night walk with summit bivvy on the shortest night the other week up Helvellyn but circumstance got in the way.

Helvellyn was chosen for easy access and navigation, but the summit a looks featureless for a bivvy spot.

We are still up for a night walk with bivvy. I was wondering if the UKC collective could propose a better mountain top?

Sunrise or Sunset photo opportunity being on the tick list.

mh
AndrewHuddart - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:
You can do worse than Bowfell looking into Langdale
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=226284
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Bob on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:

I'd planned on bivvying on the summit of Carrock Fell as the last top in ticking off the Northern Fells. There's an Iron Age fort on the summit but I don't know how good the fort is.
mikehike on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to AndrewHuddart:

That's a cracking capture Andrew, thank you for sharing.
AndrewHuddart - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to Bob:

Barely visible. More 'site of' rather than significant 'current presence of'!

Gordon Stainforth - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:

The terrace with the Westmorland Cairn, just below the summit of Great Gable, with a stupendous view straight down Wasdale, takes a lot of beating.
Punter S Thompson - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:

I reckon you can't do much better than having 6 or 7 pints of ale in The Fish in Buttermere then stomping up Red Pike in a stupor before collapsing into your bag clutching another ale you've thoughtfully carried up from the pub.

Darren Jackson - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to Punter S Thompson:

> I reckon you can't do much better than having 6 or 7 pints of ale in The Fish in Buttermere then stomping up Red Pike in a stupor before collapsing into your bag clutching another ale you've thoughtfully carried up from the pub.

I concur... It's just the waking up, early the following morning, with a face full of midges that I really object to.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151487375419537&l=efe9a7ddc5
ablackett - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to AndrewHuddart:

Angle Tarn is a cracking spot, you could go to the top of Angle Tarn Pikes if you wanted to be at the top, and it's not too far to walrk from the pubs in Patterdale.
AndrewHuddart - on 03 Jul 2014
In reply to ablackett:

Don't bother with Styhead or Sprinkling Tarns, nor Blea Tarn or Small Water - all of them aren't especially scenic and suffer from far too many people (and far too many people's crap).
mikehike on 13 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:

Well we did our Helvellyn sleep over on Friday night, real nice weather. The light from the full moon was so bright we needed shades. Here are some photos from the trip. Apart from air dampness settling atop the bags all went well. Any questions on gear used just ask.

http://500px.com/photo/76440025/summer-sunrise-striding-edge-by-michael-gent?from=user_library

http://500px.com/photo/76440645/great-minds-think-alike-by-michael-gent?from=user_library

http://500px.com/photo/76446565/room-with-a-view-by-michael-gent?from=user_library

mh

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Alyson - on 13 Jul 2014
In reply to mikehike:

Great pics! Looks like a fantastic bivvy :)

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