Scrambles in the Lake District - North
By Brian Evans
Guidebook to 110 scrambling routes in the English Lake District. Graded scrambles climb the rocks and ghylls of Wasdale, Ennerdale, Newlands, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale. Routes range from grade 1 through grades 2 to 4, where use of a rope is recommended. Includes advice on equipment, safety and techniques.
SeasonsRoutes not advisable in winter conditions or bad weather
CentresWasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale
DifficultyAll scrambles are graded: the easiest are suitable for adventurous walkers, while higher grades require rope and mountaineering skills
Must SeeAshness Gill, Sourmilk Gill (Borrowdale), Broad Stand (Scafell), Striding Edge, Pinnacle Ridge (St Sunday Crag)
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Brian Evans, one of the UK's leading climbers in the 1960s and 70s, has brought his wealth of mountain experience to this guide. He and his wife are well-known figures in the outdoor community and have provided walkers with a number of exceptional guides to exploring the countryside, particularly the English Lakes, on foot. Brian is a member of the Outdoor Writers' Guild. Brian was a founder of Cicerone Press and is the authority on scrambling in the Lake District.View author profile
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