Author Topic: Red Gill, Scafell  (Read 181 times)

JimD

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Red Gill, Scafell
« on: 14:47:24, 10/01/17 »
Has anyone ever used this, either for ascent or descent?  Wainwright discusses it in the book Memoirs of a Fellwanderer (p.48).  I'd quite like to give it a try although reports from Wasdale MR and other comments on the web suggest caution.  Any experience/advice gratefully received.

Hillhiker1

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Re: Red Gill, Scafell
« Reply #1 on: 21:22:12, 10/01/17 »
Googling "red gill scafell" doesn't make for erm..comforting reading. :o
Not to me anyroad... The wrong kind of excitement for me.

JimD

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Re: Red Gill, Scafell
« Reply #2 on: 11:43:38, 11/01/17 »
Yes...quite.  Wainwright is ambivalent.  He gives a fairly unappetizing account of a descent he made in his early days (in shoes), when looking for Lord's Rake also in descent, but then claims it as a 'discovery' and a quick (and presumably safe) way off Scafell for someone properly equipped.  I suspect the risk is less the route itself than the danger of missing the way through the formidable terrain.  Ho hum...maybe best avoided!
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