Borrowdale weekend 2 - Scafell Pike to Glaramara
by Beery Hiker » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:15 pm
Wainwrights included on this walk: Allen Crags, Glaramara, Great End, Scafell Pike
Hewitts included on this walk: Allen Crags, Broad Crag, Glaramara, Great End, Ill Crag, Scafell Pike
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On reaching Lingmell col, all thoughts of a quiet day disappeared, as we joined the hordes coming up from Wasdale Head. This was my fifth visit to the summit, but only the second time I have seen the views, so the temptation was to linger and take too many photos, all of which are full of grey stony foregrounds.
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I had never visited the summits of Broad Crag and Ill Crag before, so took the opportunity to bag a couple of Hewits that Wainwright ignored.
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The summit of Ill Crag offered some great views of upper Eskdale
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After a brief detour to Great End, our party split at Esk Hause.
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Our driver nobly volunteered to take the easy route down to Seathwaite, while the other two of us couldn't resist continuing the high level walk over Allen Crags and Glaramara, where we were rewarded by some fine views of the Langdale Pikes over the tarns.
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After all of the undulations of the ridge path, the last uphill was something of a relief.
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The descent does start with a slightly awkward little down scramble, which is steep but with too many holds to be difficult. We rushed the rest of the descent - having seen a mobile dog water bowl left behind on the summit and spotted a couple with a dog descending in front of us, we finally caught up with them, but of course it wasn't theirs. All that remained was the easy stroll round to the hostel (and a hostel with draught beers is always a good place to finish a long day on the hills).
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by dav2930 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:46 pm
by trailmasher » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:34 pm
by Beery Hiker » Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:17 pm
by ChrisW » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:22 am
by HalfManHalfTitanium » Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:32 pm
I noted your mention of the down-scramble from the summit of Glaramara. I seem to recall Wainwright putting in a section of advice for "Ladies wearing skirts" as to how to tackle, with dignity, this section of the route...
...how things have changed!
I started walking in the seventies, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone on the hills in a skirt, except very occasionally a male Scot.
by Beery Hiker » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:59 pm
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