Saturday, 1 July 2000

Sergeant Man

Sergeant Man has a commanding perch
Height: 736m (2,415ft)
Prominence: 12m (39ft)
Region: Central Fells
Classifications: Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Rock outcrop
Times climbed: 2
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Sergeant Man's view down into Great Langdale
What Wainwright said:

"Sergeant Man is merely a rocky excrescence at the edge of the broad expanse forming the top of High Raise, but it is so prominent an object and offers so compelling a challenge that it is often given preference over the main fell as the target of a day's outing".

Though given a separate chapter by Wainwright, Sergeant Man is actually a secondary summit of High Raise. Its rocky dome offers a distinct contrast to the grassy plateau of High Raise. It is one of several summits on High Raise's eastern ridge along with Blea Rigg, Silver How and Loughrigg Fell

To the south of Sergeant Man, the ground falls away steeply, into the valley of Bright Beck, the main feeder of Stickle Tarn. A series of small tarns smatter the area between Sergeant Man and Codale Head though the summit is reasonably dry.

On a clear day, the summit has a good view all round, particularly to the south, however, the higher area to the north west obscures much of the view in that direction.

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