Ascent of Dufton Pike on 2010-02-21
|Others in Party:||T&D|
|Date:||Sunday, February 21, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||480 m / 1578 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportFollowing the near whiteout on Cross Fell, the weather suddenly cleared towards dusk & we made a quick ascent of this very shapely hill in glorious light & with splendid views (albeit with a lot of cloud persisting). Somewhat misguidedly we made a direct ascent by the steep & icy west face. We descended by the south-east ridge and ambled back to Dufton in the dusk by the excellent old miners' track. I think a traverse via the north-west & south-east ridges would be best.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||291 m / 955 ft|
| Trailhead:||Dufton 189 m / 623 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds|
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