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tæt på Little Langdale, England (United Kingdom)
Magnificent views on a clear day of Lake District valleys and mountains all the way up and down the summit.
The trail to the summit has 4 short descents, 2 of them in the proximity of Angle Tarn (the lake located halfway), and the other 2 just before reaching the summit. These descents will become ascents on the way back to the valley, not looking so short then... These extra meters make the route somehow longer and harder.
The most critical point during the descent from Scafell Pike is the Esk Hause saddle, a wide plateau where many paths converge (at least 6 paths), but only one of them will take you where you want to go! A place to take special care in bad weather conditions.
Moving time: 6h 20 minutes
Stopped time: 1h 40 minutes
Total: 8 h
A more detailed description of the critical (only in case of bad weather) Esk Hause section, to and from the summit, found at scafellpike.org.uk website:
"From Esk Hause, take the path westwards, climbing between Great End and Ill Crag, and across the boulder-strewn slopes of Broad Crag from where the towering summit of Scafell Pike finally comes into view.
Progress across the boulders here requires care, and a tinge of disappointment awaits as you see the hard-earned height which must now be lost before the final ascent to the summit can begin! The final climb is steep and the ground is loose, but the summit plateau is soon reached and the giant cairn which marks the highest point in England comes back into view. Time for a well-earned break to enjoy the sense of achievement and take in the breath-taking panoramic views!
From the summit retrace the route back as far as Esk Hause again. Descend north-eastwards from Esk Hause for about 300 metres to meet the main Sty Head to Langdale, and follow this well-defined and maintained path south-east as it drops down to delightful Angle Tarn."