I found a camera on Great End summit 2 weeks ago, Saturday 29th September 2018. I'm posting this because I've tried finding the owner through social media and via the whiteboomerang site without success. Cumbria police don't want to know about lost & found items and encourage the use of social media or traditional lost & found notices and forums.
I have used the EXIF data to try and find some clues as to the owner but the pictures are mainly of wildlife parks with no connection to a residence. The only photos of people are posted below and I'm hoping that the owner might do an internet search and find their way to this site. I would hate to lose a camera and more importantly, all the photos, of which there are around 1500 on this one. I would welcome any other suggestions that might reunite camera with owner who I presume is the gentleman below or the person who was walking with him.
Monday, October 15, 2018
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Date: 28th Sept 2018
Route: Up to Styhead Tarn and then on to Scafell Pike via corridor route. Return over Great End and Grains Gill.
Wainwrights: Scafell Pike, Great End.
Time Taken: 7 Hours
Below is a 3D fly-through of the route
I've climbed Scafell Pike many times; from Wast Water, Eskdale and Langdale but never from Seathwaite via the corridor route. So this was about hiking a new route up a familiar mountain. I drove up the night before in the camper van and parked in Seathwaite. This way I could get an early start after a good nights sleep. I chose the classic circular route up Styhead Gill to Sty Head and then along the corridor route to Scafell Pike before heading back via Esk Hause and Grains Gill. I made a few small deviations onto Broad Crag, Ill Crag and Great End for the views.
|Accommodation in Seathwaite|
|Seathwaite Fell over Stockley Bridge|
|Looking back along Styhead Gill|
|An unnecessarily large cairn near Sty Head|
|The usual wild campers around Styhead Tarn unsurprisingly forgetting the bit about 'always pack up before the day hikers arrive'|
|A lone hiker near the start of the corridor route|
|The corridor route heading towards Piers Gill|
|Heading towards Lingmell Col|
|The top of Piers Gill|
|Lingmell and Great Gable from the path up to Scafell Pike|
|Scafell Pike summit - under cloud|
|Looking down little narrowcove gulley|
|Broad Crag summit|
|Looking down the Esk valley from Ill Crag|
|Bowfell from Ill Crag|
|Views down to Borrowdale from Great End|
|The top of Central Gulley on Great End|
|Great End summit views over to Glaramara|
|Ill Crag, Broad Crag and Scafell Pike now cloud free|
|Views over Esk Hause towards Esk Pike and Bowfell|
|Esk Pike from Esk Hause|
|Views of the route back down to Seathwaite, the Borrowdale valley and Derwent Water beyond|
|The Langdale Pikes|
|Great End and Great Gable|
|The bottom of Central Gulley|
|Grains Gill and the path back to Seathwaite|
Now this is undoubtedly a lovely walk in a stunning landscape but the day was somewhat tarnished by the strange behaviour of some folk along the way. I know it was Scafell Pike on a Saturday with a half decent forecast and so I expected a crowd but there were literally hundreds of people of the mountain, including someone shouting obscenities from the summit at the top of their voice (a lost bet maybe?) when so may folk were around including children. Also, there was a group of 30 ish strewn along a mile section of Grains Gill whose chief method of communication was to repeatedly yodel at each other. Now I'm all for a good yodel in the Swiss alps when needs must but this was ridiculous and just annoying to everyone within earshot.
It also seemed that there was a festival of tissue paper on the mountain today. Every 50 yards or so the path was decorated with the stuff. And then, to add to my disillusionment, I was asked 5 times by different groups where Scafell Pike was. None had a GPS, map or compass. I also encountered folk in jeans & brogues and a girl in a leather bikers jacket complete with tassels, who unsurprisingly looked thoroughly miserable on the Scafell ascent in clag, 30mph gusts and 2 degrees above zero. I really feel for the poor Mountain Rescue Teams who must despair at the sheer idiocy of some people. Ah well. Rant over. It's a lovely area. Just go midweek and early morning, or leave it until winter.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Date: 26th July 2018
Start/Finish: Rosthwaite Hotel
Wainwrights: Castle Crag (951 feet)
Distance: 5.6 Miles
Height Gain: 2080 Feet
Time Taken: A very leisurely 4 hours
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|The Route: Clockwise from the Rosthwaite Hotel|
Castle Crag is a bit of an outlier as it doesn't easily link up with any surrounding fells without significant height loss. Its nearest neighbours of High Spy to the west and Grange Fell to the east are best climbed in a circuit of their respective neighbouring fells. For this reason, Castle Crag is often the last Wainwright climbed on the circuit of 214. However, I was in the area on a family camping holiday and it was a balmy windless day ideal for a low fell with good views. So instead of marching my 11 year old lad up one of the high fells we decided to tackle something lower. Castle Crag fitted the bill nicely, especially as part of a circuit of the Borrowdale valley. It also had the advantage of finishing by the River Derwent where we could cool off afterwards.
We parked on the Rosthwaite Hotel car park and duly paid the £3 all day fee. The walk took us on a wide circular route out towards Seatoller and then looping back towards Castle Crag before descending steeply down to the Derwent.
|Views over to Stonethwaite|
|First sight of Castle Crag (centre left)|
|Surveying the destination|
|A steep ascent|
|Remnants of previous quarrying|
|Views southwards from the ascent path|
|Summit views of Derwent Water|
|Cooling off in the Derwent|
|Those fish were actually nibbling our toes!|