Skiddaw Climbing Notes
Please submit any useful information about climbing Skiddaw that may be useful to other climbers. Consider things such as access and accommodation at the base of Skiddaw, as well as the logistics of climbing to the summit.
May 24, 2017
daniel from United Kingdom
Hi everyone. I just want to say I am climbing Skiddaw, which is the way to go via Ullock Pike up to Skiddaw
January 11, 2016
Alex Bremner from United Kingdom
Climbed Skiddaw on Saturday 9th Jan 2015 and intended to do the BGR leg 1 to Gt Calva and Blencathra but whiteout and blizzard at the top sent me back down the way I had come. From +10 to -5 degrees in the space of 100m elevation is unusual in the UK. Take some layers, glasses and a GPS and you can navigate through the blizzard and mist that then settles in the valley.
January 21, 2013
Stuart Hewes from United Kingdom
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.