With Ian and Sue in fine weather.
After being turned back two days earlier by a howling storm, the top came out of the clouds for a few hours and I enjoyed a dash up the pretty route from the north.
Great climb from the east via Bowfell, Great Langdale Camp Site a good location with Old Dungeon Ghyll nearby.
Climbed Scafell Pike the day after my first ascent of Snowdon, very crowded, it was a Bank Holiday weekend. Still plenty of free parking in Wasdale Head, some of the lakes on the way there were stunning. Would like to go back to the Lake District to climb some other peaks.
Very nice hike on a sunny day on the normal route, many people on this popular peak Worth a visit
Visited summit for 3rd time but this time having ascended Ill Crags SE face (just submitted new route page for this excellent scramble) - having set out from Borrowdale at 7.45am. Long but very enjoyable day.
Did this climb as part of a 3 Peaks charity challenge. It was a fun, scenic climb. My memory is a little hazy, as I was going on 36 hours without much sleep. But, there are some great pics to prove I was there!
18km from Borrowdale Valley with a guide (mentioned in this blog http://davidbuckett.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/scafell-pike/)
Walked up to the summit at the end of the day's climbing on Scafell East Buttress
This was my forth ascent of Englands Highest. Starting at Eskdale - Climbed it three from Wasdale via longer different routes but many more to try out! Would highly recommend the start in Boot and following Eskdale up the valley and scrambling along CamSpout Crag. Climbed the mountain in all seasons - lovely to do in winter!
With Katie, Megan, both 10, and their grandmother, 70.
Better done early doors or out of season if you like to be alone on the hill.
Nice danger to the top via the tourist route. Got a great pano photo from the top.
A bit of a long day, and it rained so hard that I got completely drenched through my softshell pants and rain jacket, and the water running down my legs soaked my mountaineering boots (only pair of boots I had on the trip).
I had camped at Red Tarn and started the day hiking up and over Crinkle Crags, and followed the ridge all the way to Scafell Pike.
I descended in the direction of Lingmell, and ended up camping at around 550m, not far from the normal route up Scafell Pike.
There were plenty of small streams around with good water, higher up too, but finding a flat spot that wasn't boggy took a bit of searching. Where I ended up, I had beautiful views of the west face of Scafell Pike and the north face of Scafell as the sun went down.
Did a long day with Jake, 5 year old golden retriever, over Great & Green Gables then round and up Scafell Pike before long descent back to Borrowdale. Jake didn't like the rocks on top of Scafell and got very hot - aided by the odd stream we found. But he was so tired at the end, I nearly had to cock his leg for him.
Climbed at night with Matt Parkes, getting footage of him for a short film we were making. Interesting experience, for sure.
I would like to walk there once again in good weather...
Great mountain to climb!