This week 10 Year 9 students successfully climbed Scafell Pike the highest mountain in England.
It is a challenging 14 mile walk to the top of Scafell Pike. There is a beautiful “warm up” walk along the valley floor of Langdale before the first challenge, which is a very steep climb up Rosset Gill! We deserved a rest after the first big climb and Mr Barnes rewarded us all with a brew next to the stunning Angle tarn.
It can be very tricky to navigate from here if is misty but the weather was clear and sunny and we had amazing views across the Lake District and Morecambe Bay which kept us really motivated along with jelly babies and chocolate hobnobs!
After climbing several peaks and clambering over a boulder field the summit finally came into view. The final climb to the summit is a steep scramble but once at the top we had beautiful views of all the other mountains below us and we even saw Scotland!
We celebrated our success with lunch on the top of “The Pike” at a height of 3,209ft before descending back down the mountain and stopping off for a chippy tea in Ambleside.
It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we are very proud of what our students have achieved. They have shown themselves to be mature, fun and well motivated young people.