That evening I guided my third group of the weekend up Scafell Pike – another 3 Peaks Challenge. this time for Ryan Foley and his friends. The rain had stopped but the winds were still very strong and the paths more slippery. There was thick mist for much of the way but I know the mountain well, sometimes even recognising rocks - which amuses clients!!! And so, although it makes it slightly more demanding, it is never a problem. We set off at 11.30pm with head torches on for the duration of the walk. A few tired legs and a slippery path made the downhill section challenging and slowed folks up but we were still up and down in a respectable 5 hours.
With 3 Scafell Pike ascents in 20 hours and a tiring drive back to Ambleside over the Hardknott and Wrynose passes, Sunday was designated as a rest day!