Hidden on High Street

With the snow line down to 500m, an unusual lack of wind over the summits and a fine forecast for the following day, I was keen to see if it would be worth returning with the skis.
I'd opted to walk a circular route, ascending Riggindale Crag to the summit of High Street, taking in Mardale Ill Bell and Harter Fell before dropping back to Haweswater though each summit in turn remained hidden as snow showers pushed through in rapid succession. They did little to improve the likelihood of doing anything other than walking, the snow cover thin and wet.
A rare moment of clarity, looking back on Riggindale and the broken crags of Harter Fell to the right...
...and across to Nan Bield Pass - the stone shelter clearly visible in the coll.
Heading up - the last climb to the ridge of High Street looming above. Another snow shower rolled in moments later, visibility dropping rapidly and remaining poor all the way to Nan Bield though navigation was simple enough, a south-easterly bearing bringing me directly to the unremarkable minor summit of Mardale Ill Bell.
Looking toward the shapely summit of Ill Bell, Yoke to its left, before heading up into the clag once again. I bypassed the summit of Harter Fell, its cairn somewhere unseen to my right, heading quickly towards Adam Seat and reaching the pass just as the snow turned to rain. Like the summits, it seems the skis will remain hidden for a while longer yet.

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