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Scrambles in the Lake District - North
Cicerone | Alpinismo | Brian Evans | U.K. | 2011 | 256 pagine

Scrambles in the Lake District - North

Volume 2: Northern Lakes

The 110 graded scramble routes in this guidebook cover the Lake District regions of Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale. Scrambling (rougher walking routes where you'll need to use your hands) is becoming increasingly popular, and is a way of enjoying the wilder Lakeland.

The second of a two-volume set of guides to scrambles in the Lake District.

The set are based on 'Scrambles in the Lake District' and 'More Scrambles in the Lake District', two of the original scrambling guides to the Lake District by one of Britain's best-known climbers. Continually reprinted for 20 years these guides have now been fully updated and merged into two definitive guides, for southern and northern Lakes. (For details of 'Scrambles in the Lake District South', see below.)

The Lake District's rich mix of rocks, gills and crags offers the scrambler a complex variety of routes, often well removed from the beaten track. Scrambling - ascending rock that is not usually difficult or steep enough to warrant the term 'rock climbing' - means you often hardly touch a path and rarely see other people at close quarters. This is a way of getting back to a wilder Lakeland and enjoying the freedom of rough mountain country.

Covers Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere, Borrowdale, Thirlmere, Patterdale, Mardale and Swindale.
110 scramble routes graded 1 to 4.
Advice on how to approach scrambling safely and with confidence.
Overview maps as well as sketch diagrams of the crags and routes.
Introductions to each area mentioned, indicating the type of rock and any recommendations.
Information on the approach, character, grade and route of each scramble.

Scrambles vol 1 (Southern Lakes) covers Langdale, Coniston, Duddon, Eskdale, Longsleddale and Kentmere.

Seasons
Routes not advisable in winter conditions or bad weather.
Centres
Keswick, Black Sail Youth Hostel, Rosthwaite, Thirlspot, Patterdale, Glenridding, Bampton Grange
Difficulty
All scrambles graded. Easiest are suitable for adventurous walkers. Higher grades require rope and mountaineering skills.
Must See
Ashness Gill, Sourmilk Gill (Borrowdale), Broad Stand (Scafell), Striding Edge, Pinnacle Ridge (St Sunday Crag)

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