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Scafell Pike

The Lake District is said to be the birth place of climbing and Scafell Pike is not only the highest peak in the Lakes but also in all of England. It stands at a whopping 978m above sea level and on a clear day, there is no place quite like it. If you are lucky, your summit photo could have views of Wales, Scotland or even Ireland in the background! Scafell Pike is as beautiful and breathtaking as it is challenging . It has inspired famous writers from Wordsworth to Wainwright and we're pretty sure it will inspire you too! Scafell Pike is ideal for those new to mountain trekking and we'll guide you safely from the start to summit and back down again.

 
The route - Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route
We'll be starting and finishing this epic mountain trek at Seathwaite and exploring the fabled Corridor Route runs from the pass of Sty Head to Lingmell Col all under the imposing slopes of Scafell Pike itself. This is a route with real heritage and was known as the 'Guides Route' from when wealthy Victorians would hire locals to guide them to the highest peak in England. This trek follows the classic route from Seathwaite, over Stockley Bridge and climbs above Taylorgill Force. Following Styhead Gill, Styhead Tarn is revealed and the pass between Borrowdale and Wasdale in the south is climbed. A short-cut known by our guide allows us to go over the over the saddle to join the start of the Corridor Route. We then work our way up the rising traverse across and the combes of the north west face of Great End and Broad Crag to arrive at Lingmell Col. From here we join the route coming up from Wasdale on the final section of the path, this is steep and loose but our experts guides will see you through safely. At the summit, weather permitting, you'll have the most breath taking views.

*Subject to the group's energy levels and appetite for adventure, we can either return via the same route or add on classics such as Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Long Pike and Great End if the group is keen and willing. We will never extend a route unless everyone in the group is 100% happy to do so.

Scafell Pike

22nd April 2017

England's highest summit
Elevation: 978m
Ascent: 996m
Average time: 6-8 hours
Wainwrights: 1*
Distance: 15.2km (9.4 miles)*
*See route description (left)

£125 per head + processing fees

How to get there
The easiest way to get there is to drive but it's also possible to walk (around 25 minutes) from Seatoller which is a 29 minute bus ride from Keswick. Keswick is well served by both trains and coaches both locally and nationally.

Meeting the team
You'll be met by the team for a welcome drink, safety brief and kit inspection the night before. You'll be emailed a full kit list, training plan and details of when and where to meet the team the moment you sign up.

The meeting point for the safety brief the night before will be sent to you in your email confirmation.