Ascent of High Seat on 2014-12-08

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Twm Stone
Date:Monday, December 8, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:High Seat
    Elevation:2326 ft / 708 m

Ascent Trip Report

A southerly walk along all the tops above Mallerstang Edge/Hangingstone Scar east of the River Eden: namely High Seat, Archy Styrigg, Hugh Seat, Little Fell and Sails.

Clockwise from Outhgill with its fascinating "Jew Stone" and sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy. Fabulous winter conditions: snow underfoot, atmospheric cloud swirling around to the north (obscuring the Cross Fell group) and awesome views of Wild Boar Fell and the Howgills to the west, and more distantly Great Comb, Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent to the south. Great Shunner Fell to east resplendent in snow but inherently not as shapely as the formerly mentioned hills. Returned along Lady Anne's Way an ancient route which now forms part of the Pennine Bridleway, passing the "Water Cut", a stone sculpture by Mary Bourne shaped to mirror the flow of the River Eden in the valley below.

A marvellous first wintery outing made even more enjoyable by the company of my son on break from university.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1483 ft / 452 m
    Trailhead:Outhgill  843 ft / 256 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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