Ascent of High Pike on 2014-10-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, October 24, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2159 ft / 658 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAn anti-clockwise trip including Carrock Fell, High Pike, Knott, Little Calva and Great Calva. A lovely remote region on the very northern end of the Lake District not much frequented and variously giving great views over the northern aspects of Blencathra and Skiddaw and also a great sweeping vista north from Bassenthwaite and the Solway Firth around to the Pennines.
Parked on the road to Swinside, starting a bit late in the day because of an ascent of Holme Fell in the morning. The Lakes in the autumn are gorgeous, somehow the vegetation seems to match the geology best at this time of year. Weather much better than forecast but very windy, with a brief rain shower when on Carrock Fell and some more persistent rain with hail on Great Calva and throughout the descent. The final leg of the walk back down the road was in the dark!
Four Wainwrights, one of which is a "Trail 100" hill, total distance 19.7 km / 12.2 miles.
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