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Pillar and Haystacks from Honister

Wainwrights: Haystacks, Pillar
Hewitts: Pillar

Date walked: 11/10/2020

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 15.8km

Ascent: 1480m

A much-needed, sanity-preserving walk on the fells, where the becks still flow, the grasses still nod in the breeze and everything remains as it always has been. For a few hours in the October sunshine, all talk of infection rates, three-tier restriction measures and mass unemployment is blissfully forgotten. Nothing up there for Boris's tousled image to appear on; just white clouds mirrored in tarns and puddles, and the silently enduring rocks.

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At the Drum Hause, looking to Pillar


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Looking back over Borrowdale


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High Crag and High Stile


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Buttermere and Crummock Water.


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Pillar


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Great Gable


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Wast Water from Beck Head


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Kirk Fell above Beck Head


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Yewbarrow from Black Sail


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The ridge to Pillar from Black Sail


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Wasdale from the ridge to Pillar


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Wasdale with Scafell on the left


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Gable and the Scafells from east ridge of Pillar


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Wasdale and Burnmoor Tarn


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The Scafells from summit of Pillar


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Pillar summit


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Scoat Fell & Steeple, Isle of Man on horizon.


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Ennerdale Water


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High Stile, Grasmoor, Skiddaw


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Robinson, Hindscarth, Skiddaw, Blencathra


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Ennerdale and the Solway


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Descending to Pillar Rock


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South side of Pillar Rock


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Top part of High Level Traverse, looking back up


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East face of Pillar Rock - Shamrock & Low Man


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Shamrock, Walker's Gully & Low Man


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Pillar Rock


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Head of Ennerdale


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Scarth Gap


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Path up Haystacks


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Enjoying the view over Buttermere


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copter


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Summit of Haystacks


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Great Gable from Haystacks


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Innominate Tarn


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Buttermere



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Statistics

2020

Trips: 5
Distance: 57.9 km
Ascent: 5270m
Munros: 2
Grahams: 2
Hewitts: 8
Wainwrights 9

2019

Trips: 16
Distance: 241.95 km
Ascent: 18327m
Munros: 9
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 2
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 17
Wainwrights 22

2018

Trips: 13
Distance: 185.7 km
Ascent: 12938m
Munros: 5
Hewitts: 18
Wainwrights 19

2017

Trips: 20
Distance: 324.06 km
Ascent: 21443m
Munros: 4
Corbetts: 2
Grahams: 3
Donalds: 12
Hewitts: 54
Wainwrights 47

2016

Trips: 27
Distance: 432.8 km
Ascent: 27445m
Munros: 25
Corbetts: 1
Grahams: 5
Donalds: 12
Hewitts: 23
Wainwrights 28

2015

Trips: 19
Distance: 302.6 km
Ascent: 16073m
Munros: 11
Corbetts: 2
Donalds: 5
Hewitts: 18
Wainwrights 28

2014

Trips: 13
Distance: 246.3 km
Ascent: 12584m
Munros: 10
Hewitts: 22
Wainwrights 22

2006

Trips: 1
Ascent: 2365m


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