A fantastic scramble up to Blencathra via Sharp Edge and decending via Halls Fell Ridge.


Date: 22nd August 2009
Start Location: Scales
Time Started: 09:30
Duration: 3 Hours 45 Minutes
Distance: 8.54km - 5.3 Miles
Ascent (m/ft): 940m (3083ft)
Highest Point: Blencathra (868m/2847ft)
Parking: Layby at Scales Village
Weather: Sunny
Difficulty: Difficult
Scales - Mousthwaite Comb - Scales TarnSharp Edge Blencathra (868m/2847ft) Hall's Fell Ridge - Gate Gill - Scales
Great Mell Fell and Scales from the start of the climb.
St John's In The Vale.
Souther Fell.
Great Mell Fell and the A66.
Our first view of Sharp Edge.
Follow the newly constructed path alongside Scales Beck.
Sunshine on Sharp Edge.
Standing on Sharp Edge looking up to Foule Crag.
Scrambling across the edge.
Foule Crag.
Done half, last push to the top.
Scrambling up Foule Crag. Scales Tarn below.
The view of the Helvellyn Range from the summit of Blencathra.
Thirlmere, and St John's in the Vale.
Looking over to another peak on Blencathra. Derwent Water to the left.
Skiddaw Little Man and Skiddaw.
The Eden Valley and the Pennines.
The Far Eastern Fells.
Enjoying the view to Clough Head.
Explaining to mum whats what.
Last view before heading down Halls Fell Ridge.
Halls Fell Ridge.
Bit of a scramble, but nothing as bad as Sharp Edge.
Looking up Halls Fell Ridge.
Doddick Fell.
Quick stop to enjoy the mountain scenary.
Looking back up to Halls Fell Top from the bottom of the ridge.