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Skiddaw

Skiddaw


Postby PauloUK77 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:58 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Skiddaw

Hewitts included on this walk: Skiddaw

Date walked: 17/08/2007

Time taken: 4

Distance: 8 km

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In August 2007 during a family camping trip to the Lake District a friend and myself decided to climb Skiddaw.Back then i wasn't aware of what Wainwrights and Hewitts were, otherwise i would have looked at other options for an accent.
I plan to revisit soon taking in the other peaks in the Northern Fells.

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Derwent Water

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Skiddaw Little Man

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Attack of the flies

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Last push to summit

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Towards Skiddaw Forest

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Bassenthwaite Lake

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Brett just reaching the summit

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PauloUK77
Munro compleatist
 
Posts: 324
Munros:2   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Sub 2000:12   Hewitts:36
Wainwrights:28   
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

Re: Skiddaw

Postby mountain coward » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:51 am

Still one of my fave mountains... on your 4th pic (final pull to summit), if you look to the right of that path you can see the much nicer old zigzag to its right - try that one next time... If nothing else, you'll get odd looks from everyone when you turn off the normal route! :lol:
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Re: Skiddaw

Postby PauloUK77 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:28 pm

If i do that route again i will try that one its very faint but i can make it out more or less all the way up.
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Posts: 324
Munros:2   Corbetts:3
Grahams:1   
Sub 2000:12   Hewitts:36
Wainwrights:28   
Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Location: Cleethorpes Lincolnshire

Re: Skiddaw

Postby mountain coward » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:04 pm

It's fine to follow once you find the start... basically it's not long after leaving the col you see a sketchy-looking path leading across the grass to the right past a large, flat boulder...
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