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.TopographyScafell 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 went up in march, unfortunately due to the weather we couldn't complete it, we were so close, but there was snow on the mountain top, you definitely need crampons for that, though i saw people goin...  more »
  • Went here with an experienced climber for my first hike / climb. Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. We started off from Seathwaite and reached the summit in around 2 and a half hours. As it didn’...  more »
  • Just completed an ascent of Scafell Pike (from Seathwaite) and Skiddaw (from Keswick). Loved it. Plenty of ice above 600m so always go with ice microspikes. You can buy them in most outdoor shops for ...  more »
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  • The highest point in England and for that reason alone worth a visit. When I was up there it was typically foggy despite it being the summer. It is a little hard to navigate so best to go with someone competent in these conditions. Plenty of route choices up and down. Can't comment on the view!
  • Everyone should visit here! Its the highest point in the whole of England and there are so many different routes up! I like ascending via Ill Crag but I also like the corridor route too. The views are not the absolute greatest and on many days there is fog so you can't really see. But if you get lucky on a sunny day, then you can see all the way too the Isle of Man. It is a very rewarding climb.
  • You want a challenge and stunning views, then go climb Scafell. What ever you do,make sure you stay on the path. Oh, great parking space try Seathwaite
  • The crown aloft the most beautiful location on earth. Walking up the pike from the heavenly Wasdale is the greatest pilgrimage you could possibly make. It will be forever branded in you memory.
  • Scafell Pike is part of the Three Peaks Challenge; and I really admire people who can complete the three of them in less than 24 hours as it is a great challenge; however, the only downsize is that don't you get to admire the beauty of these locations; in particular Scafell Pike as it is an place of outstanding beauty; not to mention the painful blisters - and I only braved this one.
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