It’s been a crazy year. Everything turned upside down.
For reasons that are probably obvious, I’ve not been going out, not been hiking, and not been taking photos.
Last week for the first time in 4 months I took a trip away. It was really needed – thanks to Chris for inviting me. We went to Yorkshire for a week, hopping over to the Lake District for a day to hike Scafell Pike.
Having not hiked for some months, we of course chose one of the harder routes in to Scafell - via the corridor route. Not wanting to do a repeat journey back, we picked the Great End as a descent. See our journey on Strava.
A few tents remained by Styhead tarn - clearly a popular spot for wild camping.
Before there was the 3 peak challenge everyone knew about, there were the original 3 peaks (of Yorkshire). We weren’t up for doing the full attempt just yet, but did fancy a wild camp at the top of one of them.
Unlike other summits I’ve been to, Whernside has a dry stone wall running the entire length of it (with a break at the summit for crossing sides). This made for a much needed windbreak.