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Scafell Pike

1st June 2013

Route.  Brackenclose - Brown Tongue - Hollow Stones - Lingmell Col - Scafell Pike

( About 5 miles 3050 ft ascent)


My friend Mark had set himself the challenge of climbing Scafell Pike in 2013 and after several postponements due to adverse weather today was the day.

Kirk Fell on the left and Great Gable from the bridge over Lingmell Beck

We managed to park in one of the few spaces at the end of the road to Brackenclose so we booted up and were straight in to the walk


Illgill Head from the bridge.

Looking up to the steep south west ridge of Lingmell

Pikes Crag comes into view as we climb higher.

Crossing Lingmell Gill. This is where the path starts to become steeper, but it's a good pitched path and we make good progress

Red Pike comes into view. We were worried for a minute that the weather might change but although it was a bit chilly at times it stayed dry.

Mark looking back to Wastwater.

Lingmell from near Lingmell Col.

Looking to the north with Great Gable, Styhead Tarn a tiny bit of Derwentwater with the northern fells behind. 

Zooming in on Great Napes on Great Gable.

Approaching the top. Not surprisingly on a fine Saturday in June the path up and the top were very crowded.

Very good visibility today.

We had a wander over to the Eskdale side of the Pike from where we saw Pike o' Stickle and Harrison Stickle.

Bowfell with Windermere behind.

Looking down on Pen,

and Harter Fell

And finally Scafell.

1st June and still a bit of snow in Lord's Rake

The King of Great Gable.

Mickledore from the path down. We were luck with the weather because in about 20 minutes the blue sky had gone and the tops were shrouded in mist.

Last walk - 3 days on the north western fells Next walk - Dow Crag