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Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head
by Derek T » Tue May 18, 2010 12:01 am
Wainwrights included on this walk: Scafell Pike
Hewitts included on this walk: Scafell Pike
Date walked: 02/05/2010
Time taken: 5
Distance: 11 km
Ascent: 912mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The view from the top was stunning, as was the view from the bottom and all points on the ascent. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful place I have ever been. It took my breath away in more ways than one.
by colgregg » Thu May 20, 2010 10:34 pm
by Derek T » Fri May 21, 2010 12:51 am
colgregg wrote:it's a G.U.S.O (Get Up, Sod Off) mountain
Agreed. The walk up those steps was bad enough but meeting 200 people on the summit was just horrific.
I went up the path/steps from the Wasdale Head car park, up and over Brown Tongue, left and over the boulder fields to Lingmell Col and then up, up and up to the summit. It's a mountain that everyone should do at some point but the enjoyment is in having done it rather than the crowded experience following a conga up and down and searching for a place to sit on the summit to enjoy your cup of tea.
by johnnyaztec » Fri May 21, 2010 7:44 am
If your looking at doing Scafell at some point go from Eskdale/Hardknott side this is a generally quieter as is the summit of Scafell ,you ll be able to see the massed crowds on the Pike from there whilst you have a nice quiet lunch.Enjoy
by fedupofuserids » Fri May 21, 2010 8:59 am
The problem is magnified in the approaching summer months.
For some reason a lot of interesting fells don't get the attention they deserve and therefore are quieter.
Also when choosing routes some paths seem to have fallen out of favour !
Regarding Scafell Pike, at the moment, if you can be parked before 9.00 you'll get a space and if you can be on the summit by about 10.30 you might be lucky to have it to yourself.
From about the end of this month things will start to get busier - so you will need to be even earlier!
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