Blencathra & Sharp Edge

Summit Blencathra by the famous Sharp Edge ridge, nerves of steel!
Category: Hike
Event Grade: Strenuous

The Route:
Similar to our Blencathra from Threlkeld route we climb directly to the summit of Blencathra via the wonderful Halls Fell ridge, but after a stop on the summit we then descend to the east. We drop down to Scales Tarn before re-climbing along the famous Sharp Edge ridge, a short rocky arête with steep drops on either side. We make our way along this ridge to climb steeply at the far end over Foule Crag, this brings us back onto the summit ridge. Our planned descent route is via the Doddick Fell Ridge, this descends alongside Halls Fell on a fine ridge with great views over the surrounding fells where a good path at the base takes us back to Threlkeld. Obviously Sharp Edge is a very severe mountain route, and should not be attempted in bad weather, it is at our guides discretion whether we will undertake the ridge, and if not, a suitable alternative will be offered.

Where to Meet:
Threlkeld is just off the A66 main road between Keswick and Penrith, follow the signs into the village. We meet outside the Horse and Farrier Pub in the centre of the village, please do not park in the pub car parks, plenty of parking can be found a short distance in either direction from the pub. (CA12 4SQ)

Equipment:
A printed map and route card for the days walk is provided for each client so that they can follow the days progress. Each client is expected to bring suitable personal equipment, this should include the following:
Walking Boots / Walking shoes
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable warm clothing for walking (no jeans)
Warm tops
Packed lunch
Water
Torch (Preferably a head-torch)
Warm hat
Gloves

Distance - 6 miles

DATES, TIMES & BOOKING

Sunday June 11 2017 at 10:00 am 5 hours
Sold out

PRICES£28.00 Individual

VENUE

Threlkeld is just off the A66 main road between Keswick and Penrith, follow the signs into the village. We meet outside the Horse and Farrier Pub in the centre of the village, please do not park in the pub car parks, plenty of parking can be found a short distance in either direction from the pub.

Address: The Horse and Farrier
Threlkeld
Nr Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 4SQ

BOOKING CONDITIONS

All bookings subject to a transaction fee

ACTIVITY PROVIDER

The Lake District Walker

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Further details can be found on the Lake District Walker website.

Website: http://www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk

Email: info@thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk

Telephone: 0844 693 3389

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