I was accompanied by a family of 5 from Brighton on their annual holiday to the Lake District. Wanting to take the worry and hassle out of their Scafell Pike day, they made a good choice and hired a guide (me) for the day.
We made good progress up the mountain and enjoyed better than expected views, as far as the coast, all the way up and from the summit. After a lunch break at the top, yes with a view too. We began the descent before cold took a hold, the mist soon rolled in and suddenly the worth of a guide became very clear. No navigational hassles and an enjoyable and safe descent for all. We stopped near Hollowstones to play around with the 'group shelter', showing how warm these things can keep us and how effective they are.
A little rain came in and the mist remained, but none of this mattered now, if anything it added to the experience and gave atmosphere to the day. We arrived back at Wasdale Head a little over 5 hours after leaving, so a good time.
Thanks to Vikki, Paul, and their 3 lads.