Scafell Pike (978 m/3209 ft) and Scafell (964 m/3162 ft), June 2008
Anthony, Dave and Trevor
- Wasdale side, Brown Tongue route (starting at NT carpark along the lane to Brackenclose) >
- Right at Y junction on the edge of Hollow Stones towards Mickeldore >
- Ascend The Pike from Mickeldore >
- Scafell via Foxes Tarn gully and the Foxes Tarn path >
- Decend Scafell via Green How to starting point
Entering the valley between Lingmell (left) and the Scafells.
The Brown Tongue route up towards Hollow Stones.
Looking back down at Waswater - a long way still to go.
Scafell crags coming into view - high humidity makes the upward push tiring.
Somewhere up the mountain.
The 'tourist track' to Scafell Pike - viewed from the way up to Mickeldore.
The scree run approach to Mickeldore (Wasdale side).
Scrambling in one of two gullys gains Mickeldore. The left gully is clearly visible; the right gully can just be made out - I went up the left.
Looking back down along Mickedore on the way to The Pike - Broadstand at the end.
Heading up towards The Pike from Mickeldore.
Dave and Anthony took this pic having gained the Pike's summit. I didn't miss any great views on this occasion.
Looking left towards a gully from the boulder field on the Eskdale side of Mickeldore.
Looking right towards Foxes Tarn gully from the boulder field on the Eskdale side of Mickeldore.
In Foxes Tarn gully - an upward scramble over some large, slightly wet rocks.
Consulting map/routes (do we go up the Foxes Tarn 'path', or follow a different line straight ahead from the gully?) in the corrie of Foxes Tarn at the top of the gully - getting slightly misty.
"Hauling" up the (steep) Foxes Tarn 'path' towards Scafell - Foxes Tarn below.
Coming off Scafell via the Green How track (with toes jammed against the front of our boots).
Looking towards Scafell Pike (left) and Scafell (right) with Mickeldore in between at the end of the walk.
Notes: Anthony and Dave reached Scafell Pike summit (I didn't go up The Pike on this ocassion). The whole party got onto Scafell, but missed the summit cairn. So, I'll be going back to do both again - probably via Lingmell ridge and Lingmell col for the Pike. Hard work on England's two highest mountains, but great views and good scambling in the Mickeldore and Foxes Tarn gullies.
Photos copyright © 2008, Trev, Anthony and Dave.