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Little Foot

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #15 on: 15:06:08, 24/07/20 »
*Creates list titled 'Hills To Avoid'*

BuzyG

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #16 on: 17:44:12, 24/07/20 »
*Creates list titled 'Hills To Avoid'*

 ;D Creates list called, hills I should have climbed when I was younger.  O0

MkPotato

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #17 on: 18:04:28, 24/07/20 »
I think thereís something slightly masochistic about hill-walking. I find myself drawn to doing that route up Kirk Fell!


Itís a shame Wasdale is a bit of a pain to get to. (Or maybe itís for the best).

Slowcoach

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #18 on: 14:23:38, 25/07/20 »
The route onto Great Gable from the junction with Moses Trod via Gavel Neese is an ascent of 2367 feet (720 metres) in a mile. I did it once and it felt as if my toes were touching my shins.
It's all uphill from here.

BuzyG

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #19 on: 19:50:37, 25/07/20 »
The route onto Great Gable from the junction with Moses Trod via Gavel Neese is an ascent of 2367 feet (720 metres) in a mile. I did it once and it felt as if my toes were touching my shins.

There are a few over 600.  From the fork on Lingmell Gill, up to Symonds Knott on Sca Fell is 630m in 1 mile via the Lords Rake Spur.  I have only come down that way though.   :)

Longest continuous steep accent in UK has to be the car park at the head of Glen Nevis and take the path up the edge of the waterslide into Coire Eoghain and then up to the summit of Ben Nevis. 3838 ft (1170m) in 1.5 miles.  I think it's off abroad to beat that one.  ;)
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MkPotato

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #20 on: 08:14:16, 26/07/20 »

There are a few over 600.  From the fork on Lingmell Gill, up to Symonds Knott on Sca Fell is 630m in 1 mile via the Lords Rake Spur.  I have only come down that way though.   :)



The paths up Scafell Pike from the Eskdale/Great Moss look pretty steep as well.


I think the combination of the route up Devilís Kitchen and the scree slope up Glyder Fawr is quite a climb in a short distance. The mid section is a bit of a respite, but the rest is hard work.

richardh1905

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Re: Steepest Mile?
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 10:00:36 »
The path up Ben More from Glen Dochart rises 2530' in a mile after leaving the Land Rover track. Looks brutal.
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