Entertainment on our Scafell Pike walk today!


Admiring the beautiful Angle Tarn below.

Today’s walk up Scafell Pike provided a fair bit of entertainment.  I met Neal and Ben at the Old Dungeon Ghyll in Langdale and as we were walking along Mickleden we spotted two daredevil paragliders descending very fast from Pike O’Stickle one at a time.  It took each of them about 1 minute to descend - they were spiralling down and doing some acrobats on route - a bit scary to watch when you’re not actually sure if it was meant to be or if they were out of control.  I was quite relieved once I realised they’d landed safely and when we spoke to them they confirmed it had all been intentional!

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.



Neal & Ben on Scafell Pike summit


Mickleden and Langdale Pikes from top of Rossett Gill.

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