Over the boulders

Tuesday 29th May 2018, 1.40pm (day 2,469)

The boulders of Ill Crag, 29/5/18

“Come on a walk up Scafell Pike, son. It’ll be fun. You can have the pleasure of attaining the highest point in England,” says I, a few weeks back. I’m sure there were points today when Joe cursed me for letting me talk him into this particular hike — particularly here on Ill Crag, one of the subsidiary peaks nearby, and the first outrageous excrescence of boulders into the journey. This picture can also be presented with the benefit of hindsight and knowing that in fact, there’s worse still to come before the summit — all 3,210 feet of it (978 metres) — is attained.

But he made it. And it was a beautiful day.

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4 thoughts on “Over the boulders

  1. Oh wow this looked like an adventure! We’re planning on doing the 3 peaks challenge in July

    Any advice for Scafell, particularly the route to take? We’ve heard when you go wrong it can go really wrong!

    Well done on the trek

    Mike

  2. Drew Whitworth says:

    If you mean the Foxes Tarn route, it’s a bit of a scramble, but not a rock climb, any active walker could get up it.

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