Scrambles in the Lake District – North: Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Blencathra & Thirlmere


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Scrambles in the Lake District – North: Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Blencathra & Thirlmere Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Cicerone Press
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Pages: 280 Illustrations and other contents: over 75 colour photos, 25 OS 1:25,000 map extracts, 59 route topos Language: English ISBN: 9781786310460 Category: Tag:

Guide to 100 scrambling routes in the north of the English Lake District, covering Wasdale, Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Blencathra and Thirlmere. It presents a comprehensive collection of scrambles on crags and gills, which are linked together to form 25 first-class mountain days. The carefully graded routes range from scrambling grade 1 to climbing grade V Diff, so there is something for beginners as well as veteran mountaineers. Rock climbing equipment is needed for more difficult routes. Each scramble is described with notes about grade, quality, aspect and approach, with colour maps and topos to aid navigation. There is information on safety and equipment, and listings of scrambles by location and grade to allow the reader to assemble their own tailor-made combination of routes. The Lake District is one of the most scenic areas in the world and this guide includes popular routes such as Sharp Edge, Cam Crag Ridge and Sphinx Ridge, dramatic gills like Sandbed and Ill Gills, and 28 classic rock climbs including Corvus, Needle Ridge, Grey Knotts Face and Steeple’s East Buttress.

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Author Biography

John Fleetwood has lived in the Lake District for over 20 years, and has developed an intimate knowledge of the area. John loves exploring and has visited every potential crag in the area to find new routes, some of which have been included in this guide. He is a keen runner, photographer and mountaineer. He was the first person to complete the Bob Graham, Ramsay and Paddy Buckley rounds in winter, and a previous winner of the FRA Long Distance Award.