Pen, the Scafells and Lord's Rake

Sat 22 Jul 2006

Route: Brotherilkeld, Eskdale - River Esk - Taw House - Scale Bridge - Sampson's Stones - Great Moss - Pen - Rough Crag - Scafell Pike - Mickledore - Rakes Progress (Climbers Traverse) - Lord's Rake - Scafell - Long Green - Slight Side - Catcove Beck - Taw House - River Esk - Brotherilkeld

Distance: 10.00 miles

Ascent: 3,900ft

Time: 8 hours

With: David Hall and Andy Wallace


Blue sky and sunshine, becoming more hazy

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Slight Side from the bottom of Hardknott Pass at Brotherilkeld

Harter Fell, Eskdale

Slight Side and the top of Scafell Pike and Ill Crag come into view

Esk Pike, the pointed top of Bowfell and Crinkle Crags

Looking back over Damas Dubs to Harter Fell

Scafell Pike and Pen in front of Ill Crag

Looking towards Esk Hause

Scafell Pike, Pen and Ill Crag

Looking over the River Esk and Scar Lathing to Bowfell and Crinkle Crags

Scafell Pike and Ill Crag

Long Green with Cam Spout Crag on the right

Looking over Great Moss to Scafell Pike and Ill Crag

Great Moss

One of the Sampson's Stones

Great Moss

Scafell Pike from Sampson's Stones

Great Moss

Cam Spout, not much water today

Pen on top of Dow Crag (Esk Buttress)

Looking back down on Great Moss as we start the ascent of Pen

Our line of ascent up Pen, it does not look steep from this angle!

Great Moss from above

Pen's summit with Ill Crag behind

Scafell from Pen's summit

Scafell Pike from Pen's summit

Little Narrowcove and Broad Crag from Pen's summit

Ill Crag from Pen's summit

Bedding structures in the volcaniclastic rocks of the Seathwaite Fell Formation, Pen's summit

Our route up Scafell Pike from Pen

Looking back down on Pen from our ascent of Scafell Pike

Little Narrowcove and Broad Crag

Ill Crag

Ascending Scafell Pike from Pen

Scafell Pike's summit

Great Gable and Styhead Tarn from Scafell Pike's summit

Scafell and Mickledore from Scafell Pike

Mickledore with Broad Stand straight ahead and Lord's Rake on the far right

The climbers traverse (Rakes Progress) under the crags leading to Lord's Rake from Mickledore

The first section of Lord's Rake

Ascending Lord's Rake

Ascending Lord's Rake

Climbing under the boulder at the top of the first section of Lord's Rake

The second rise from the first, Lord's Rake

Looking back to the top of the first section from the top of the second, Lord's Rake

The third and final up section of Lord's Rake

Looking back to the 'middle top' of Lord's Rake

Scafell Pike from Scafell with Symonds Knott on the far left of the photo

Long Green and Slight Side from Scafell

Looking down on Great Moss

Scafell from Long Green

Scafell, Long Green, Scafell Pike and Ill Crag from Slight Side's summit

Harter Fell from the descent off Slight Side

Looking back to Slight Side from near Catcove Beck

Looking across Eskdale to Hard Knott

Previous Walk: Harter Fell from Mardale Head (Mon 17 Jul 2006)

Next Walk: Helvellyn and White Side (Tue 25 Jul 2006)

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