– Lat/Long: 54.65° N 3.12° W

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Skiddaw mountain guide

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Skiddaw Snow photo


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  • Elevation: 931 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: June, July, August, September
  • Convenient center: Keswick, Cumbria

Skiddaw Climbing Notes

Stuart Hewes from UNITED KINGDOM writes:

Did Skiddaw Today. In the extreme Winter conditions.

Advise novice walkers not to attempt.

A lot of snow drift, recommend snow goggles.

The route is iced over therefore use of spike pleats. Crampons not advised as terrain may damage them as a fellow walker broke theirs.

Wind chill factor is severe

Wind speed at Skiddaw peak is extreme can catch you off guard.

Visibility almost whiteout along Skiddaw peak.

Happy walking.


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