Today, the usually quiet route from Langdale was busy with a constant stream of walkers heading for Rossett Gill, Esk Hause and then Scafell Pike, including a group of guys on mountain bikes – they did walk up Rosset Gill carrying their bikes which looked like hard work, but once up they then carried on cycling on very rocky paths!
We walked up to the summit at a good pace and stopped at of the old stone shelters just down from the summit to have lunch where it was a little quieter. No wind up here today but it doesn’t take long to cool down so we soon started off again. On the route back we passed a guy carrying a fridge on his back! I’m pretty certain he had some beer in it for refreshments later on. He doing it for a good cause, Help for Heroes and was climbing several summits, including Scafell Pike in this manner.
The sun came out later in the afternoon in time for our descent back into Mickleden and fantastic views of the Langdale Pikes.
Thanks Neal and Ben for a lovely day out.