Saturday, 1 July 2000

Pike O'Blisco

Blake Rigg and Pike O'Blisco
Height: 705m (2,313ft)
Prominence: 177m (580ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Summit feature: Cairn
Classifications: Marilyn,  Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Times climbed: 3
Related trip report:
A Great Langdale Round - 07/06/2015
Pike O'Blisco - 18/10/2014
Bowfell, Crinkle Crags, Cold Pike & Pike O'Blisco - 01/06/2013
The twin summit of Pike O'Blisco
What Wainwright said:

"A mountain has added merit if its highest point can be seen from the valley below, instead of being hidden beyond receding upper slopes as is often the case. Such a mountain is Pike O'Blisco, with a tall columnar cairn plainly in view from the floor of Great Langdale."

Whether called Pike of Blisco or Pike O'Blisco, the fell located between Great Langdale and Little Langdale is one that lives in the memory. It stands isolated from the other fells on all sides and is one of the few Lakeland fells where the summit is visible from the valley below. A tremendous triangular shape completes the fine attributes of this mountain.

The summit has two rocky outcrops, separated by a small col, both of which are topped by large, well-built cairns. Standing atop Pike O'Blisco, views of Langdale and the Langdale Pikes across the valley must be seen to be believed.

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