Monday, June 13, 2005

Scafell descent

Originally uploaded by Drift Words.
An absolutely splendid day of walking Scafell Pike with these two lads. Here we are finding an interesting (i.e. crunchy and technical) route down the northern approaches to Scafell back to our car.

After a misty and grey start (enlivened by a thrilling drive over Wrynose and Harknott Passes - almost the most fun you can have in a vehicle without it being a Challenger tank) the day brightened to give occasional cloud-dappled views over the valleys of the Lake District.

We had reached the summit of the Pike in 1:50 or thereabouts, which was encouraging. This climb was part of our preparation for a forthcoming attempt at Britain's Three Peaks within the space of 24 hours, of which more later.

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