Less travelled routes to Scafell Pike

Scafell Pike from Wasdale

Finest view in the country, it could be. Looking over Wast Water to Great Gable

This weekend has been a busy one for us at Climb Scafell. Kate will be writing a separate blog about the walks she's been guiding during both days.

On Sunday I was in Wasdale to meet David & Nick for a Scafell Pike day. The weather forecast was fine and dry, but due to be very windy. We discussed the various route choices whilst still at Wasdale Green, then set off towards Brown Tongue. Once at the top of Brown Tongue and at the edge of the huge boulder-field of Hollowstones, we again discussed route choice. A consensus was reached and the Mickledore route chosen. This meant from here to the summit it would be a quieter walk for us. The huge crag of Scafell also afforded us some welcome shelter from the wind, but once at the saddle of Mickledore we were awoken with a rather feisty wind battering us. We adjusted layers and continued towards the summit.

Visibility was incredibly good, so we were sure to stop plenty and absorb our magnificent surroundings. As expected on a bank holiday weekend, the summit was busy, loads of folk out enjoying the fine weather and glorious conditions in the mountains.

We began our descent to Lingmell Col and once at the col decided on a less travelled route back to the valley. A vague track crosses over towards Lingmell and follows a grassy ridge back to Wasdale. From here all the way back we saw only a handful of other walkers. 

Thanks very much to David & Nick for good company on Sunday.

For those wanting to explore more 'off the beaten track' routes, or be guided on any mountains in the Lake District, please get in touch anytime, we can put a plan together just for you.

Thanks for reading.

Mark

Scafell Pike via Mickledore

Walkers on the scree path to Mickledore

Mickledore and Broad stand, Scafell

The mighty Scafell towers above Mickledore

The quiet routes to Scafell Pike

The Scafells during our descent from Lingmell

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