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Scafells from Langdale

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Great End, Rosset Pike, Scafell, Scafell Pike
Hewitts: Broad Crag, Great End, Ill Crag, Rossett Pike, Scafell, Scafell Pike
Date walked: 18/09/2020
Distance: 24.7km
Ascent: 2003m
Views: 3


Kinder Scout

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Attachment(s) Hewitts: Kinder Scout
Date walked: 13/09/2020
Distance: 15.5km
Ascent: 737m
Views: 10


Around the Langden Valley (Bowland)

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 09/09/2020
Distance: 16.6km
Ascent: 1026m
Views: 11


Double Parlick and Fairsnape

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 03/09/2020
Distance: 12km
Ascent: 614m
Views: 16


Harter Fell, Branstree and Selside Pike

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Branstree, Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), Selside Pike
Hewitts: Branstree, Harter Fell (Far Eastern Fells), Selside Pike
Date walked: 30/08/2020
Distance: 13.6km
Ascent: 970m
Views: 13


Wether Hill +

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Attachment(s) Wainwrights: Arthur's Pike, Bonscale Pike, Loadpot Hill, Steel Knotts, Wether Hill
Hewitts: Loadpot Hill
Date walked: 24/08/2020
Distance: 20.6km
Ascent: 1018m
Views: 19


Double Parlick and Fairsnape

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 18/08/2020
Distance: 11.8km
Ascent: 629m
Views: 18


Morning run up Hazelhurst Fell and Bleasdale

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 12/08/2020
Distance: 13.6km
Ascent: 467m
Views: 28

Blencathra and Skiddaw via Lonscale Fell's NE Buttress

Wainwrights: Bakestall, Blencathra, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man
Hewitts: Blencathra, Lonscale Fell, Skiddaw, Skiddaw Little Man

Date walked: 07/08/2020

Time taken: 5.4 hours

Distance: 24.4km

Ascent: 1763m


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Managed to get away Friday afternoon and after a busy drive up the M6 with cars queuing to get off the South Lakes junction I was surprised to arrive at the foot of Blecathra with room to park all over.

I'd been itching to do something a bit tastier for a bit so had quickly drafted this route up which I hoped I could fit in through the afternoon.

Classic, easy scrambling up Halls Fell and then a pathless descent before a mega steep re-climb to Lonscale Fell up the North East Buttress and then easier to Skiddaw and back via the lovely and lonely Skiddaw Forest.

1 Halls Fell ahead.JPG
Halls Fell in view


2 Narrow Edge.jpg
After an initial climb on a good path you come to the good bit - narrow edge


3 Scrambling options or bypass options.JPG
I stuck to the crest for the (easy) scrambling options but the bypass path is always there for anyone who want it...and on wet, slippy days it's probably advised


4 Scrambling.JPG
For me Hall's Fell provides more sustained, hands on scrambling than Sharp Edge - although it's all very easy and nothing like as exposed


5 Looking back at the curve and narrow bit.JPG
Looking back at the narrow bit and the curve in the ridge


6 Up to the summit.JPG
Summit ahead - this route bullseye's it


7 Skiddaw from Blen.JPG
Skiddaw from Blencathra


8 Gategill Fell ahead with NW Fells in view.JPG
Gategill Fell ahead with more of Lakeland in the background


8 Pathless descent.JPG
It's a pathless descent now into Roughten Gill


9 Lonscale Fell dominates.JPG
Lonscale Fell starts to dominate now


10 NE Butress.jpg
I was going to head up via the Burnt Horse Ridge (a way which I've come down before) but the day was good, the rock was dry so decided it was about time I tried the North East Buttress/Ridge which can be seen ahead here


11 On the NE Butress.JPG
On the Buttress - which you get on to via a steep pathless climb from the Cumbrian Way


12 Final tower.JPG
Final tower ahead - there's not a lot of rock here (and what is there isn't that stable) but you definitely need your hands and it's very, very steep


13 Mossy and steep.JPG
Mossy and steep!


14 Looking down.JPG
Looking down the ridge


15 Skidddaw from Lonscale.JPG
Skiddaw from the top of Lonscale Fell - easy walking now


16 Classic view from Little Man.JPG
The classic view from Skiddaw Little Man


17 Blen from Skid.JPG
Blencathra from a strangely empty Skiddaw


18 Other Northern Fells from Bakestall.JPG
The other Northern fells from Bakestall


19 Skiddaw House Track.JPG
On the Skiddaw House Track which gives me a long but easy way back to the car - you can always guarantee peace and quiet here


20 Great Calva always looks good from here.JPG
Great Calva is very shapely from this side


21 Lonscale again.JPG
There is Lonscale Fell again


22 Blen again.JPG
And finally Blencathra again

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Morning run up Nicky Nook and Harrisend Fell

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Attachment(s) Date walked: 05/08/2020
Distance: 12.7km
Ascent: 592m
Views: 25

Broggy1


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Activity: Mountain Walker
Mountain: Tryfan
Place: Isle of Arran
Ideal day out: Long, remote walk in a wild area (Cairngorms, North Pennines) but also ridge walks with scrambling.
Ambition: Visit more Mountain areas

Munros: 85
Corbetts: 15
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 10
Wainwrights: 214
Hewitts: 272
Sub 2000: 1
Islands: 1



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 73
Distance: 1117.89 km
Ascent: 47359m
Hewitts: 36
Wainwrights 74

2019

Trips: 68
Distance: 1186.03 km
Ascent: 68499m
Munros: 7
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 81
Wainwrights 132

2018

Trips: 69
Distance: 1292.2 km
Ascent: 72153m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 86
Wainwrights 101

2017

Trips: 72
Distance: 1296.69 km
Ascent: 73988m
Munros: 10
Corbetts: 1
Hewitts: 90
Wainwrights 105

2016

Trips: 76
Distance: 1298.26 km
Ascent: 70491m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 97
Wainwrights 87

2015

Trips: 80
Distance: 1270.95 km
Ascent: 67159m
Munros: 14
Corbetts: 5
Grahams: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 84
Wainwrights 47

2014

Trips: 67
Distance: 946.2 km
Ascent: 51879m
Munros: 12
Corbetts: 3
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 78
Wainwrights 38

2013

Trips: 35
Distance: 451.54 km
Ascent: 31414m
Munros: 6
Hewitts: 58
Wainwrights 63

2012

Trips: 32
Distance: 379.47 km
Ascent: 27135m
Munros: 8
Hewitts: 45
Wainwrights 54

2011

Trips: 27
Distance: 337.46 km
Ascent: 22563m
Munros: 4
Hewitts: 41
Wainwrights 32

2010

Trips: 27
Distance: 389.18 km
Ascent: 27766m
Corbetts: 1
Donalds: 1
Hewitts: 52
Wainwrights 108

2009

Trips: 17
Distance: 192.23 km
Ascent: 13235m
Sub2000s: 1
Hewitts: 21
Wainwrights 47

2008

Trips: 4
Distance: 45.74 km
Ascent: 3915m
Hewitts: 11
Wainwrights 21

2007

Trips: 3
Distance: 39.62 km
Ascent: 3090m
Hewitts: 5
Wainwrights 9


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