A direct route to Lingmell followed by a superb scramble up Lords Rake to Sca Fell.


Date: 15th September 2009
Start Location: Wasdale Head
Time Started: 08:45
Duration: 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Distance: 11km / 6.84 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 1300m (4264ft)
Highest Point: Scafell Pike (978m/3210ft)
Parking: National Trust Car Park
Weather: Sunny
Difficulty: Difficult
Wasdale Head - Goat Crags - Lingmell (86) (807m/2649ft)Scafell Pike (978m/3210ft) - Mickledoor - Lords Rake - Scafell (87) (964m/3163ft) - Wasdale Head
Wast Water from the start of the climb up to Lingmell.
Looking across to Pillar.
Wast Water, Buckbarrow and Middle Fell.
The Screes and Wastwater.
Brown Tongue.
Scafell Crags.
Wastwater and the sea.
A cloudy Great Gable.
And a wider shot of Great Gable.
Kirk Fell.
Kirk Fell and Great Gable.
Piers Gill.
Great Gable and Styhead Tarn.
Lingmell from the path up to Scafell Pike.
Seatallan and Sellafield.
A busy Scafell Pike summit today!
Ill Crag and the Langdale Pikes.
Sca Fell.
Harter Fell.
Approaching Mickledoor.
Eskdale from Mickledoor.
And looking in the opposite direction.
Scafell Crags.
The dangerously steep path down to the start of Lords Rake.
Climbers on the crags.
Showing some scale... Can you see James?
Lords Rake.
Climbing up the Scree.
The chockstone at the top of the first section.
looking down the scree.
Someone following us along Lords Rake.
The rest of Lords Rake.
Instead of heading along the section in the previous picture, we turned off left and scrambled up here. It got tougher the further we went was wasn't too much for us. An awesome scramble.
More rock and scree to work our way up.
Doing well as we near the top (of this part...)
And the last part (off to the right at the fake 'top') It was far steeper than it looks...
Looking down from the actual top.
Wastwater and the Screes from Sca Fell.
Burnmoor Tarn.
Mosedale and Pillar.
Scafell Pike.
Grasmoor over Kirk Fell.
Decending down to Wasdale.
Sellafield and the Isle of Man.
Seatallan and Yewbarrow.
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