Scafell Pike

Start point: Brackenclose (NY 182 074)

Brackenclose – Brown Tongue – Scafell Pike – Mickledore – Lord’s Rake – Scafell – Green How – Brackenclose

Distance: 7.5 miles     Total Ascent: 1140 metres     Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes     Start Time: 06:45

Clear above cloud                 
Temperature      2 ℃ 
Felt like        2 ℃
Wind Speed       0.9 mi/h
Wind Direction   SSE

Conditions looked favourable for an inversion again today so I took the leap of faith and set off in the dark heading for Scafell Pike to get the best chance of seeing a sunrise over the inversion. Of course you never quite know – will it, won’t it? Climbing higher and through the clouds is a magical moment; witnessing the sunrise in such a place is a truly jaw dropping and inspiring moment; a great day to be on the fells.

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  1. David says

    Taken awhile to notice you are back. Great to see that you are back in the hills, and great for us that we see the pictures. Definitely a vicarious pleasure. Makes me jealous, in a good way. It’s inspiring and will compel me to back up to the Lakes sometime soon.

    Thanks for the boost.

  2. Ian A says

    Simply amazing, it certainly is a special feeling. Great to see you enjoying ‘retirement’

  3. Ian Hanley says

    Did cross my mind that there was an inversion that day but didn’t gamble and went for a low level run from Threlkeld rather than up Blencathra. You’ve really made me regret that decision with these pics.

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