Lake District Climbs and Scrambles

Mountaineering days out on the Lakeland Fells

Author: Stephen Goodwin

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Paperback publication date: 16 Apr 2015

Paperback ISBN: 9781910240021

Lake District Climbs and Scrambles combines the best scrambles and easy climbs in the Lake District with great walking loops to give twenty superb 'mountaineering' days out. Written by local author Stephen Goodwin, the routes feature Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, photo topos and easy-to-follow directions, along with route profiles and local info.

Lake District Climbs and Scrambles combines the best scrambles and easy climbs in the Lake District with great walking loops to give twenty superb 'mountaineering' days out on the Cumbrian fells. Each route runs from valley floor to mountain top, with the ascent - and often descent - made via a classic scramble or climb. Scrambles at grades 1 to 3+ tackle ghylls, ridges and crags, with Lake District classics such as Jack's Rake and Sharp Edge sitting alongside lesser-known gems like Sourmilk Gill and Crenation Ridge. Climbs up to Severe include some of the best loved easy routes in the Lake District, like C Ordinary and Corvus. And while walking to and from the climbs and scrambles you'll explore valleys like Wasdale and Deepdale, and reach the high tops of Scafell and Blencathra. Researched and written by local author and mountaineer Stephen Goodwin, the routes feature Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, photo topos and easy-to-follow directions, along with route profiles and local information. Also included is a detailed appendix, to ensure that you have a fun and successful day out.

Stephen Goodwin is the author of Lake District Climbs and Scrambles (2015, Vertebrate Publishing) and Day Walks in the Lake District (2009, Vertebrate Publishing). At the turn of the millennium after a career as a political journalist on The Independent and The Times, he quit the surreal ‘Westminster village’ for a real village in Cumbria. For ten years (2004–2013) he was editor of the Alpine Journal, the oldest mountaineering journal in the world, while also freelance writing on travel, the environment and just a dash of politics. A climber and ski-mountaineer, in 1998 he reached the south summit of Everest, filing an award-winning diary to The Independent. Since then he has returned to the Himalaya most years, as well as climbing, trekking and ski-touring in the Alps, Andes, Turkey and Norway. Most of all though, he loves getting out on his home turf, the English Lake District.

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