Scafell Pike (978 m/3209 ft) and Scafell (964 m/3162 ft), June 2008

Present:
Anthony, Dave and Trevor

Route:

Photos:
Setting off.
Image: The start up


Entering the valley between Lingmell (left) and the Scafells.
Image: Looking ahead there is some mist


The Brown Tongue route up towards Hollow Stones.
Image: Brown Tongue route


Looking back down at Waswater - a long way still to go.
Waswater


Gaining height.
Image: Higher up the Brown Tongue route


Scafell crags coming into view - high humidity makes the upward push tiring.
Image: Scafell crags coming into view


Somewhere up the mountain.
A mountain view


The 'tourist track' to Scafell Pike - viewed from the way up to Mickeldore.
Image: Pike tourist route


Mickeldore ahead.
Image: Mickeldore ahead


The scree run approach to Mickeldore (Wasdale side).
Image: Scree approach to Mickeldore


Scrambling in one of two gullys gains Mickeldore. The left gully is clearly visible; the right gully can just be made out - I went up the left.
Image: Final scramble to gain Mickeldore ahead


Looking back down along Mickedore on the way to The Pike - Broadstand at the end.
Image: Mickeldore


Heading up towards The Pike from Mickeldore.
Image: Route from Mickeldore to the Pike


Dave and Anthony took this pic having gained the Pike's summit. I didn't miss any great views on this occasion.
Image: Pike summit - in mist


Looking left towards a gully from the boulder field on the Eskdale side of Mickeldore.
Image: A gully on Eskdale side of Mickeldore - on the left during decent


Looking right towards Foxes Tarn gully from the boulder field on the Eskdale side of Mickeldore.
Image: View of Foxes Tarn gully from boulder field on the Eskdale side of Mickeldore


In Foxes Tarn gully - an upward scramble over some large, slightly wet rocks.
Image: In Foxes Tarn gully


Consulting map/routes (do we go up the Foxes Tarn 'path', or follow a different line straight ahead from the gully?) in the corrie of Foxes Tarn at the top of the gully - getting slightly misty.
Image: Top of Foxes Tarn gully


"Hauling" up the (steep) Foxes Tarn 'path' towards Scafell - Foxes Tarn below.
Image: Final push upwards on the Foxes Tarn route


Coming off Scafell via the Green How track (with toes jammed against the front of our boots).
Image: Track off Scafell
Image: Track off Scafell


Looking towards Scafell Pike (left) and Scafell (right) with Mickeldore in between at the end of the walk.
Image: The Scafells

Notes: Anthony and Dave reached Scafell Pike summit (I didn't go up The Pike on this ocassion). The whole party got onto Scafell, but missed the summit cairn. So, I'll be going back to do both again - probably via Lingmell ridge and Lingmell col for the Pike. Hard work on England's two highest mountains, but great views and good scambling in the Mickeldore and Foxes Tarn gullies.

Photos copyright © 2008, Trev, Anthony and Dave.