Skiddaw Climbing Notes

  • 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.

    Happy walking.