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Guiding over Scafell Pike followed up by Wild Camp with the Akto

What amazing day I had Saturday 24th April. Meeting Dave, Jay, Alex and Rinca who I would be taking over Scafell Pike via the corridor route, this would be Dave 2nd event with me after going over Striding Edge the week before. After going through our route for the day and the weather at the farm entrance at Seathwaite we then set off for the day.

It was great to start talking to Jay, Alex and Rinca on the way up the Stockley Bridge three lovely people who had booked onto my event for the day. Jay infectious laugh was just brilliant and he is one of the funniest and nicest people I have met in while.

Once we got our breath back at Styhead Tarn we started the Corridor route, the weather was amazing and we all got through plenty of water through out the day.

With Scafell Pike, Board Crag looming down on us you get proper sense of how large these mountains are. The Corridor route is great for getting so close to these mountains. Once onto the main path we made our up to the summit of Scafell Pike it was great place to have some lunch and take in the 360 degree views.




Once lunch was complete and we had our summit pictures we made our way over to Board Crag the descent off Scafell Pike needs some care as it has lot of lose scree and rock so foot placement and concentration is a must. The views of the Langdales also start to get better and better as you start to near Great End. From here we took the path below Great End and picked up the path leading down towards Ruddy Gill this has some amazing pools of water and waterfalls which you pass on your way down.



Once back over Stockley Bridge we only had 1km left before we where back at the cars. Today had been amazing taking this lovely group over Scafell Pike really enjoyed the company of everybody and the laughs we had along the way Jay you are a legend.


Part 2 Wild Camp on Fleetwith Pike

After we said our goodbyes I jumped in my car and drove around to Hoinster to get parked up for the night. My plan was to wild camp on top of Fleetwith Pike the sunsets you can get here over Buttermere can be incredible. Once I start to near the summit of Fleetwith Pike the views started to get amazing with Haystack's on my left and Buttermere and Crummock Water in front of me. Once onto the summit two other lads were already set, I got to meet them later on once I had set up the Akto they were called Sam and Josh two great lads.


The views at sun set where just amazing I have decided to print this one off for the wall.



The new tent Hilleberg Akto was amazing I had got this tent in October 2020 so it was great to finally get it out for the night, I will be putting full review up of this tent very soon for anybody interested.




What great weekend in the lakes.


If you are looking to go up Scafell Pike please get in touch or check my website for my next event.



Darran





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