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12 Oct

Day 11 – Climb Scafell Pike


The day started as usual with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before making tracks to meet the mountain guide Phil Kershaw at Dungeon Ghyll Car Park at Langdale.

The weather was pretty gloomy, overcast but not raining.  The Langdale route up Scafell Pike is not the easiest, this one is more challenging with a long walk in, it was deliberately chosen to provide good training for ‘The Ben’.

The ascent took approximately three and a half hours, it was, as expected, cloudy at the top.  The boulder fields were particularly difficult.  Gillians three dogs (Florence, Lily and Rosie) were fantastic, they coped really well with these obstacles. Felix’s devotion to getting Florence up the mountain was only matched by Florence’s devotion to getting Felix up the mountain, it was hard to tell who was leading who!

Special thanks must go to Phil Kershaw our patient and knowledgeable guide for the day, we all really enjoyed his company, it felt like we had know each other for years.

The evening was capped off nicely with a small celebration for Florence’s birthday, with fireworks and cake…on a small scale :-)