Ascent of Whitbarrow on 2018-04-02

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:705 ft / 214 m

Ascent Trip Report

We were on our way out of the Lake District and drove through much snow and rain and finally leaving Windermere and hungry we stopped in a town near the area called Witherslack adjacent to the Whitbarrow National Preserve area. We found a nice country tavern pub with a great British lunch overlooking rolling sheep land. Ate some fish and chips and venison and I happened to see a small but decent prominence peak nearby. The rain was slowing down - perhaps one last hike before taking the train back to London.

In order to make sure we did not miss our train I needed to select a trail with the least amount of distance to the summit and I found it off of an unnamed narrow road west of the peak. The trail was very muddy but I made great time getting though the mud and up to the grassy and rocky ledges and the views were far better than expected. I could see the Irish Sea once again! Up and down in 40 minutes was quite good in the wet slippery conditions

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:585 ft / 177 m
    Total Elevation Loss:70 ft / 20 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:550 ft / 167 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 515 ft / 157 m; Extra: 35 ft / 10m
    Loss on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:shortest trail to the top from national maps and t
    Start Trailhead:parking near oversands shool  190 ft / 57 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
Ascent Part of Trip: England-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Latrigg2018-03-30281 ft / 86 m
2Skiddaw2018-03-31 a2225 ft / 678 m
3Skiddaw-Little Man2018-03-31 b410 ft / 125 m
4Cat Bells2018-03-31 d1365 ft / 416 m
5Scafell Pike2018-04-01 a2963 ft / 903 m
6Lingmell2018-04-01 b327 ft / 100 m
8Whitbarrow2018-04-02585 ft / 178 m
Total Trip Gain: 8156 ft / 2486 m    Total Trip Loss: 455 ft / 138 m

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