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1. Scafell Pike 3210ft/978m


 

2010 08 16 - Walk and photos - Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag and Scafell Pike - with Joe.

 

2009 06 21 - Walk and photos - with Paul D.

 

Walk first completed 21 10 1983 with Marj, Mary and Dave. I remember it as a beautiful, sunny, clear autumn day with excellent long distance views. We started from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel and climbed to Esk Hause via Rossett Gill before reaching Scafell Pike via Broad Crag. By the end of the walk I was hooked and I have since spent many superb days walking in the hills and mountains of the Lake District.

 

     
  Coming up Rossett Gill (21 10 1983)  

Looking back to Rossett Pike (21 10 1983)

 

 

On 30 05 1986 I visited Scafell Pike again, this time with Richard and it turned out to be a very exhausting experience. Having reached the summit we dropped down to Mickledore and for some reason, long since lost in the mists of time, we then decided to descend by the steep and rocky path towards Great Moss via Cam Spout. Great Moss is nothing more than a huge bog. We found a route somewhere between Low Gait Crags and Long Crag and eventually (it felt like an eternity) joined the path that climbs steeply up to the Three Tarns between Bowfell and Crinkle Crags. This was a hard, strenuous climb. There had been high clouds all day and by the time we reached the Three Tarns the mist had descended. As we began to drop down again just beyond the Three Tarns the mist cleared and our way back down into the Langdale Valley became clear. By the finish we had covered about 16 miles and the whole walk had taken about 12 hours. As luck would have it we just had enough energy to reach the bar at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.

 

     
  Near the summit (21 10 1983)

 

  Micky on Scaffell Pike's summit in the mist (About 1995)  
     
 

Richard by Angle Tarn (30 05 1986)

 

Angle Tarn and Rosset Pike (30 05 1986)

 

 

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