On Friday 11 of our Year 9 Geography students attempted to climb Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

It is a challenging 14 mile walk to the top of Scafell Pike. We started by walking along the beautiful 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 so we stopped for lunch next to Angle Tarn before setting off and walking higher and higher into the cloud.

Unfortunately the weather was not on our side and just a mile from the 3,209ft summit of Scafell Pike we had to make the decision not to continue to the top. Instead, we decided to attempt a peak called Rossett Pike. At 2,136ft it is still a huge achievement, especially considering the heavy rain, very misty condition and gusty winds.

We celebrated our success by descending back down the mountain, out of the clouds into the sunshine and stopping off for a well deserved chippy tea in Ambleside.

Even though we didn’t make it to the top of Scafell Pile we are very proud of what our students have achieved. The conditions made the walk even more challenging and except for a few “jelly legs” our students have again shown themselves to be mature, fun and well motivated young people.