Scafell Pike Mountain, Seathwaite

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Scafell Pike or is the highest mountain in England, at an elevation of 978m above sea level. It is located in the Lake District National Park, in Cumbria, and is part of the Southern Fells.
Scafell Pike is one of a horseshoe of high fells, open to the south, surrounding the head of Eskdale, Cumbria. It stands on the western side of the cirque, with Scafell to the south and Great End to the north. This ridge forms the watershed between Eskdale and Wasdale, which lies to the west.
The narrowest definition of Scafell Pike begins at the ridge of Mickledore in the south, takes in the wide, stony summit area and ends at the next depression, Broad Crag Col, c. 920 m (3,030 ft). A more inclusive view also takes in two further tops: Broad Crag, 934 m (3,064 ft) and Ill Crag, 935 m (3,068 ft), the two being separated by Ill Crag Col. This is the position taken by most guidebooks. North of Ill Crag is the more definite depression of Calf Cove at 850 m (2,800 ft), before the ridge climbs again to Great End.
Scafell Pike also has outliers on either side of the ridge. Lingmell, to the north west, is invariably regarded as a separate fell, while Pen, 760 m (2,500 ft), a shapely summit above the Esk, is normally taken as a satellite of the Pike. Middleboot Knotts is a further top lying on the Wasdale slopes of Broad Crag, which is listed as a Nuttall.
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  • I climbed this as part of the 3 Peaks in 48 hours challenge. Its a good walk on a clear day. Path is a stoney staircase...walk needs a reasonable level of fitness, its quite rocky up top and it was bu...  more »
  • I'm a regular walker, most of the time. Last two/three months things have just been in the way. So, today, I decide it's about time I "conquer" Scafell Pike. Have to say the Pike kicked my Butt all th...  more »
  • Snowfall this week made the climb a real experience for the senses. Big thrills near the summit, highly recommend shoe grips and hiking poles until the snow thaws. You will slip on two legs only.
  • Awsome mother nature right there. Amazing views across the valleys from the summit. Challenging climb in certain areas but we'll worth the trip and effort.
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