Walked this with 8 friends starting off from Seathwaite farm... weather was damp with low cloud. We had booked and planned back in January so nothing we could do at all.
There had been a lot of rain over the previous days and this had made just the start of the walk from farm to Stockey Bridge like a stream and that seemed to be theme for the day, a lot of water lol.
Having walked Nevis and Snowdon this was defintely the most challenging, there was a lot of scrambles (we went Corridor route coming down other side Esk House). Going the corridor route meant that we had a lot of climbing up and down before even reach the summit. There were some hairy moments mainly because it was wet and slippy :(.
Also because of the low cloud we couldnt see the summit until we were almost right on top of it and it seemed like the never ending walk not being able to see a goal.
Had no trouble finding our way down mainly because we had watched Julia Bradbury and sort of came up by the plaque and there are also cairns to follow.
The summit and Esk Hause way down is full of boulder fields and a hard slippy sramble down not for the faint hearted and horrible in the damp.
All in all the walk took a very long time indeed but that was mainly due to one of our groups knees but the weather didnt help.
Make sure you pack waterproofs, a compass, decent maps, warm fleece and glow sticks and a camera for those little moments when the sun makes an appearance. I loved the walk, very challenging and would love to go back on a cold crisp dry sunny day :D
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