Scafell pike


Yesterday I made a secong attempt to activate Scafell Pike. Usually I got up to summits alone or with the dog bit this time was with a bunch who were training for the 3 peak challenge. Needless to say the summit was in cloud, it snowed then hailed then rained on me as I came down. Still this time I had a whole load more qso’s and a much more satisfying activation. Wast water (in the photo) is a beautiful lake that is surrounded by some impressive fells. Not as nice a Ennerdale but then again I am a bit biased.

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “Scafell pike”

  • Ernest Gregoire, AA1IK:

    Beautiful, Thank you for posting the photo. I especially appreciate seeing this kind of country side, because my old knees won’t take me to places like that anymore.

    de AA1IK

    Ernest Gregoire


  • kr4ro:

    Beautiful photo. It reminds me of my years in North Yorkshire in the Nidderdale. A peaceful time I look back with great pleasure.

  • Thanks for the kind words. It was only taken on my phone just before a gentle hailstorm. The paths were visible for a short time as areas with the most hail on them. they looked quite odd.

    I’ll dig out the one of Ennerdale (my favourite place) when I was out hiking last year. Again it was only taken on the phone so its not that great a shot but I have a copy at work to remind me where I ought to be!

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