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A Hairaising Climb with Simon and Claire Blencathra Via Sharp Edge


*Last weekend Simon and Clare went to the Lakes to climb BLencathra, mountain with an Ascent of 2,850 ft there are 5 different summits the most difficult and famous being via Sharp Edge noted as presenting the most difficult obstacles on any walkers routes in the Northen Lakes. The area on either side of sharp Edge is a severe drop not for the faint hearted. So if you are not put off by these facts then off we go

The start is steep and Sharp Edge can be seen high above us this picture shows a side view of the sharp rocky edge we have to climb to reach the summit

On the way upto Sharp Edge we have to climb upwards via Scales Fell and passing Scales Tarn!

Just look at these views

Now the climbing gets tough

You can see the sheer drop on either sides of the ridge

Simon in the distance

A well earned break

Hurry up Clare

Can you see the climber on the ridge

The Summit in sight now

Starting on the way back down now

Panoramic Views open up before us

Well folks pleased to say we made it down in one piece after an exhausting, challenging and very scary days climbing but the views alone were worth it and thats another Wainwright walk under our belts !

Hope you enjoyed it and we have not tired you all out. thanks for your company;0)*

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Fabulous photo`s, I have visited the Lake District many times but have to say not as an experienced walker, so really appreciate being taken to the top...
Thanks Pansy.......

24 Oct, 2010


well done simon and clare, fantastic views and scenery, enjoyed sharing your climb ;o)

24 Oct, 2010


As this type of activity will never be accessible to me, I found the views and the difficulty of the route remarkable. I really think Simon and Clare are very brave to walk in places like this...they must be very fit!

Thanks for sharing the climb with us, PP. :)

24 Oct, 2010


Lovely,Carole,and what a remarkable pair they are,to climb up there.!..I love the cloud formations as well,stunning.
I really enjoyed it,thanks.:o))

24 Oct, 2010


great blog Carole,lovely pics too ..would not get me up there for anything ,thanks for sharing ..
btw did you see the blog i put on for you ..:o)

24 Oct, 2010


Well done Simon and Clare ... Thank-you so much for sharing the climb with us , the scenery is fabulous , keep them coming ! I look forward to seeing where you are going on your next adventure .. :o)

24 Oct, 2010


Thanks all
They are forever planning new challenges, we never no wnere or what they are upto next, p.s Clare informs me they are going to do the Coast to coast again in 2014 for her 40th! talk about forward planning, I dont know what we are doing next week!

24 Oct, 2010


That's my kind of day out! Wonderful achievement, fantastic views, I look forward to more.

25 Oct, 2010


Beautiful scenery, and lovely photos. I'm worn out just looking LOL

25 Oct, 2010


looks hard work... but what lovely views.... great pics...pp

25 Oct, 2010


Thanks Nariz Did you see any of the Coast to Coast blogs its a long journey but great scenery!

Thanks Grindle and Holly Pleased you like the scenery, a pickmeup would revive you Grindle lol

25 Oct, 2010


What breathtaking views Pp ! Another great blog and well done to Simon and Claire for another climbing adventure !! Many thanks for sharing......

25 Oct, 2010


Thanks B.B It was quite a climb, good job I didnt see pictures of it before they went Scary!

25 Oct, 2010


I know..such sheer and dizzying rocks Pp..brings on vertigo just looking at them!!

25 Oct, 2010


No, Pansy, I think it may clash with something else on another channel - I have picked up on 'Coast' from time to time, but I have to admit I'd rather DO it than WATCH it. :o)

26 Oct, 2010


wow !! superb climb & photo's, knockout views.

30 Oct, 2010


Thanks Bampy pleased you enjoyed the climb and views;0)

31 Oct, 2010


Fantastic views. I'm glad they didn't fall off that edge :O
It's a wonderful experience to climb a high mountain like that. I've done many but that was a long time ago lol

1 Nov, 2010


Thanks Hywel they really bitten Walking and Climbing any free moment they get!They are planning next years long distance walk to Hadrians Wall wish I had the physical ability and stamina to join them, but afraid a stroll through woods and a walk along the bridle paths are enough for me these days !

2 Nov, 2010


Gentle excersise is best Carole :o)

2 Nov, 2010


beautiful scenery, quite scary walking
i love the lakes

13 Dec, 2010

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