We set out from Seathwaite at 0715 on Monday 15 September 2014 with the intention that whatever the weather we were going up to the Roof of England today and then on to Great End in order to complete the 214 Wainwright Fells.
The weather was ok as we left the Car Park but we could see that the visibility up on the tops would be touch and go and so it was to be as we reached Lingmell Col via The Corridor. As we neared the top of the Pike the cloud relented and gave us a good view of Mickledore and Scafell to the right. What we did enjoy on the summit was complete solitude - nobody up there at all which was a real bonus.
Leaving the summit we made our way down to Broad Crag Col and it was here the mist relented again and gave us a good view down Little Narrowcove as we made the ascent up to the top of the col. From the top of the col we made our way to Esk Hause and after a bit of lunch we made the bouldery ascent up to the summit of Great End - again there was very poor visibility up on the top but we had a moment when both summit cairns were visible.
It was then time to make our descent back down and it was a lovely peaceful walk down via Grains Gill to Stockley Bridge and ultimately Seathwaite. Despite the weather we still enjoyed a fantastic 8 hours on the hill and to complete the 214 is something really special - what to do now? I know - lets walk all our favourites again!!
Looking to Scafell from the approach
With Fudge on the summit of Scafell Pike
Dave, Angie and Fudge on the summit of Great End
The Summit Cairn on Great End
Both Summits on Great End
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