Scafell Pike via the Piers Gill path

Fri 26 Sep 2008

Route: Wasdale Head - Lingmell Beck - Piers Gill path - Middleboot Knotts - Broad Crag Col - Scafell Pike - Lingmell - west ridge - Wasdale Head

Distance: 7.00 miles

Ascent: 3,280ft

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Sunny but thick haze. Cold breeze on the top.

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Pillar from Wasdale Head

Great Gable

Looking back down Lingmell Beck towards Wasdale Head and Yewbarrow

The bottom of Piers Gill

Piers Gill turning to the right

Greta Gill

Piers Gill

The path follows the left bank of Piers Gill

Looking back down

A nameless gill off Lingmell joining Piers Gill

Piers Gill

Piers Gill

Kirk Fell and Great Gable from the path by Piers Gill

The head of Piers Gill crossed by the Corridor Route. The low point on the skyline is Broad Crag Col

Round How with Great End behind from the summit of Middleboot Knotts

Piers Gill from the Corridor Route with Great Gable behind Middleboot Knotts on the right

The final scree slope up to Broad Crag col

Looking back down the scree slope to Lingmell

Pen and Little Narrowcove from Broad Crag col

The route to Scafell Pike's summit from Broad Crag col

Summit photo!

The plaque in the summit cairn, Scafell Pike

Walkers descending to Broad Crag col with Ill Crag beyond

Lingmell from Scafell Pike

Great End and Broad Crag

Looking north to Styhead Tarn from the descent off Scafell Pike to Lingmell col


Lingmell's summit cairn

Looking down into Piers Gill from Lingmell's summit

Pillar and Kirk Fell from the cairn north of Lingmell's summit

Great Gable

The Mosedale Horseshoe

Wastwater from Lingmell's west ridge

Scafell Pike looking lower than Scafell and the Brown Tongue route up to Hollow Stones

The path back down to Wasdale Head

Previous Walk: Bannisdale Horseshoe (Mon 22 Sep 2008)

Next Walk: Eel Crag via Shelf Route (Sat 27 Sep 2008)

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