Ascent of Dufton Pike on 2010-02-21

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:T&D
Date:Sunday, February 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dufton Pike
    Elevation:480 m / 1578 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Following 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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