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Ascent of Latrigg on 2018-03-30

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Date:Friday, March 30, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Latrigg
    Location:UK-England
    Elevation:1207 ft / 367 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived in town just before dark with a week of horrible weather predicted so we quickly drove our rental up to Upper Skiddaw parking lot. This was a quite an interesting ordeal since I had not driven a stick shift in 20 years or so, and our rental was a stick, with everything backwards on the opposite side of the floor, in a foreign made car I was not familiar with nor had I ever attempted to drive in England before so the added discomfort of trying to shift up the steep hill, passing vehicles on a road not wide enough for two vehicles was the most difficult part of the journey. We parked and ran up the quick mountain and got nice views of Keswick and the lakes below. Latrigg sits right on the edge of the town and is hiked all day long. From town you see people up there all the time. Back to the town and checked in to plan the rest of our stay. Bad weather the rest of the week. This hike is probably the easiest around. Very short (less than a half mile) and little gain but great views. I was able to see the route up Skiddaw with its tantalizing greater than 2000 feet of prominence and decided I could get up it in the morning even in bad weather.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:281 ft / 85 m
    Total Elevation Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Breezy
42F 12 mph winds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:281 ft / 85 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 256 ft / 78 m; Extra: 25 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Upper Skiddaw parking  951 ft / 289 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
Ascent Part of Trip: England-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Latrigg2018-03-30281 ft / 86 m
2Skiddaw2018-03-31 a2225 ft / 678 m
3Skiddaw-Little Man2018-03-31 b410 ft / 125 m
4Cat Bells2018-03-31 d1365 ft / 416 m
5Scafell Pike2018-04-01 a2963 ft / 903 m
6Lingmell2018-04-01 b327 ft / 100 m
8Whitbarrow2018-04-02585 ft / 178 m
Total Trip Gain: 8156 ft / 2486 m    Total Trip Loss: 455 ft / 138 m



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