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Lingmell

Lingmell



Grid Reference: NY 20925 08144
Height: 800 metres/2625 feet

"The north face of Lingmell and the great ravine of Piers Gill make as wild a scene as will be found anywhere."
A Wainwright

When the visitor to Wasdale Head looks up in search of Scafell Pike find that their view is blocked by the huge bulk of Lingmell, towering above the south side of the valley and hiding the higher ground beyond. There is much more to Lingmell than this steep face suggests though, the western side of the mountain gives a good grassy path to the summit rocks while the north face is a dramatic scene of crags and gullies, split by Piers Gill, the most dramatic gorge in the Lake District.

the views from the summit cairn are of particular interest, as well as the view over Wastwater and up towards Scafell Pike is probably the best view over Great Gable and across Wasdale to Pillar.

  1. Mist clearing the summit of Scafell Pike with Scafell behind

    Scafell Pike from Seathwaite: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground but probably the best way to see the best of Scafell Pike

    Distance: 14km / 9 miles
    Ascent: 1190m / 3900ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. Climbing towards Lingmell with Scafell Pike beyond

    Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A steep climb to start then great walking through heathery fellside with stunning views over Wastwater throughout

    Distance: 12km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 960m / 3200ft
    Duration: 7 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  3. Scafell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale

    Scafell & Scafell Pike: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    Plenty of uphill and a few scrambles but a great day with dramatic scenery climbing the two highest mountains in England

    Distance: 12km / 7 miles
    Ascent: 1190m / 4000ft
    Duration: 7-8 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  4. Yewbarrow from Nether Beck

    The Wasdale Horseshoe: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long day above the Wasdale Valley covering some of the most iconic summits in England

    Distance: 20km / 12 miles
    Ascent: 2800m / 9200ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  5. Crossing the boulders on Broad Crag with Scafell Pike behind

    Borrowdale 10 Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A challenging day over rough ground taking in several of the highest mountains in England

    Distance: 21km / 13 miles
    Ascent: 1890m / 6200ft
    Duration: 11 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  6. Descending from Scafell Pike

    24 Peak Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A very long walk over rough ground, a great very hard challenge event

    Distance: 50km / 32 miles
    Ascent: 4000m / 13000ft
    Duration: 2 days
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  7. On the summit of Great End

    10 Peak Challenge: Private Guiding

    Difficulty:
    Exposure:

    A long walk over rough ground crossing some of the highest peaks in England

    Distance: 27km / 17 miles
    Ascent: 2500m / 8300ft
    Duration: 14 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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