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Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!


Postby mamoset » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:29 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Green Crag, Hard Knott, Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Hewitts included on this walk: Harter Fell (Southern Fells)

Date walked: 27/03/2012

Time taken: 8

Distance: 17 km

Ascent: 990m

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Determined to make the most of the brilliant weather, myself, Simo & Darren (son) decided now would be the perfect day to finally complete the Wainwrights, well, me and Simo at least. The recent dry spell meant doing these three fells wouldn't get us as wet as it might at other times. We parked at the top of Hardknott Pass and headed up Hardknott Gill.
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Harter Fell reflected in small tarn.
As we approached Border End, the Scafell range came in to view.
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Scafells from Border End.
Instead of heading straight for the summit, we decided to take a look at the Eskdale Needle.
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Eskdale Needle and Scafells.
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The Eskdale Needle.
Yew Bank, at the far end on Hard Knott was our next stop, a well known point for painters and photographers alike.
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Slightside to Great End from Yew Bank.
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Esk Pike, Bowfell & Crinkle Crags from Yew Bank.
The views up Eskdale from here are stunning, though again today, a slight haze slightly spoiled it for photo purposes :( We headed back over and on to Hard Knott itself, 212 down, 2 to go :D
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Hard Knott summit.
To make things a bit easier, we headed back to the road and down to take in Hard Knott Roman Fort, or Mediobogdum. Can't imagine what life was like here back in the day, but it is still impressive to see nonetheless.
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Steep Hardknott Pass leading to Roman fort.
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The plaque.
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Nice view from the "back gate"
From here, we continued down Hardknott to Jubilee Bridge, before skirting the lower flanks of Harter Fell, to make our way across to Kepple Crag. The temperature was rising quicker than us at this point :D and it felt really summery.
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Whin Rigg and Illgill Head over Eskdale.
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Up Eskdale to the Scafell Range.
From here, we made our way over Great Whinscale, Crook Crag and The Pike before ascending Green Crag.
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Harter Fell from Crook Crag.
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Green Crag summit.
And so, with one left to climb we set off across a relatively dry Ulpha Fell for Harter Fell. I can only imagine how sodden this place gets after prolonged rain :shock: but today, it wasn't too bad :D We took the path directly up the side of Harter Fell, quickly coming to the stony summit, and just like that, the Wainwrights were complete :D
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Harter Fells rocky top.
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Harter Fell summit cairn.
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Me & Simo atop our last Wainwright.
All that remained now was to amble back to the car, feeling quite pleased with ourselves. It has only taken 4yrs 2mths to complete :D . The clarity was beginning to improve, as was the view of the Scafell range.
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Scafell range over Hard Knott.
A good day all round and a bit of a tan to boot. Lastly, I would like to thank Simo, as without his excellent planning of routes, digestion of information about where we were heading and constant prompting to do things differently, I might never have accomplished Wainwrights list, so, cheers mate :clap:
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby kev_russ » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:56 am

Congrats! :thumbup: Some great pics there
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby mrssanta » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:37 pm

well done! :thumbup: :clap:
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby colgregg » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:47 pm

Looks to have been a great day out. Excellent pics. Great achievement, well done. Should have mine done by 2025!!!
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby john923 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:44 pm

What a fantastic day to finish on. Congratulations. :D
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:59 pm

Congratulations, and what a wonderful day to finish them on! :clap:

Good report and some lovely photos :thumbup:
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby ChrisW » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:06 pm

Brilliant Mamoset, congratulations on the achievement - and what a way to achieve the close out, a clag free beauty of a day in the best of company in an area deserving of the honour :clap: :clap: :D
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:43 am

Congratulations! and what a day to complete them on. I don't think there are many better views in the Lakes than the one from Hard Knott. Great report as well. :clap: :thumbup:
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby mamoset » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:48 am

Thanks all for your kind comments, now if only the Government would drop the petrol price, I might be able to give the Munros a proper go :lol:

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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby yokehead » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:20 pm

Great report and what a beautiful day to complete the round, congratulations to you both. :clap:

Do you now need to accompany your son so he can do them all?! :)
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby simon-b » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:02 pm

Well done on completing the 214.

Harter Fell's summit is a great spot for the "finish line", especially in that weather.

What next, all the Munros?
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby mamoset » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:41 am

simon-b wrote:Well done on completing the 214.

Harter Fell's summit is a great spot for the "finish line", especially in that weather.

What next, all the Munros?
I'd like to do more Munros, time and cash being the only stumbling block :D
yokehead wrote:Great report and what a beautiful day to complete the round, congratulations to you both. :clap:

Do you now need to accompany your son so he can do them all?! :)


My son will be accompanied as often as possible, not sure on a full second round, couldn't take the back of Skiddaw fells again :lol:

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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby garyhortop » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:05 pm

Well Done Mamoset...great accommplishment and a great day to finish them up on!! Brilliant! :D
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby skuk007 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:09 pm

Good report mamoset, :clap: congrats on completing this list. There's always another... :)
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Re: Mission accomplished - Wainwrights complete!!!

Postby mamoset » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:26 am

skuk007 wrote:Good report mamoset, :clap: congrats on completing this list. There's always another... :)

Cheers skuk, guess i better get started then :lol:

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