Start point: Brackenclose (NY 182 074)
Brackenclose – Brown Tongue – Hollow Stones – Lord’s Rake – Hollow Stones – Brown Tongue – Brackenclose
Distance: 3.5 miles Total Ascent: 800 metres Time Taken: 3 hours
Weather: Cold, snow blowing in. 1°C.
I set off with the intention of climbing Scafell from Brackenclose today, however conditions managed to conspire against me. There is no shame in turning back or knowing when to bail out…
NOTE: Do not try to climb Lord’s Rake in winter conditions without crampons and an ice axe (and nerves of steel!).