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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  • We were traveling in the area and stopped by,many beautiful mountains and lakes here and we stopped in for a drink at the local pub.Beautiful day so I got lots of great shots.  more »
  • Is this possibly one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Following Wainwright’s footsteps. Chose an epic day for an epic walk. Duration over 8hrs. Height gained over 3000 feet. If you visit the Eng...  more »
  • it's amazing scenery in the Lake District, and good to be among the high fells, but let's be honest, the summit of England's highest mountain is really quite unpleasant - sharp craggy boulders, a scra...  more »
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  • 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.
  • From Seathwaite, did you know its the wettest place in Britain, should have guessed. Ha ha. Great start for a great walk, it is a little bit of a challenge, be prepared.
  • Fabulous day walking up to Scafell Pike from Seathwaite, however the climb up and down in parts was treacherous. Thank goodness for the exceptionally fine weather, unusually warm for February and fantastic views.
  • Easier up than down on a wet day as the steps can get a bit slippery. Nice to go up the easy way and down the hard way as then you get to see a lot more and don’t backtrack on yourself much! Don’t go when cloudy haha
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