Saturday, 1 July 2000

Lingmell

The two faces of Lingmell
Height: 807m (2,648ft)
Prominence: 72m (236ft)
Region: Southern Fells
Classifications: Nuttall, Hewitt, Wainwright, Birkett
Summit feature: Cairn
Times climbed: 1
Related trip report:
Scafell Pike & Lingmell - 08/06/2013
The cairn on Lingmell, much larger than described in Wainwright's guide
What Wainwright said:

"Following the general pattern of the fells, Lingmell has a smooth outline to the south and west but exhibits crags and steep rough slopes to the north and east. The distinction is very marked, the ground falling away precipitously from the gentle western rise to the watershed as though severed by a great knife and laying naked a decaying confusion of crags and aretes, screes and boulders".

A Jekyll and Hyde of a mountain, Lingmell has two smooth, rounded sides leading down to south and west and two sides that fall 2000ft to the valley below, thanks to the forceful water of Piers Gill. Connected to Scafell Pike via Lingmell Col, Lingmell is often overlooked by most walkers and bypassed by people ascending Scafell Pike.

Views from Lingmell are impressive, particularly down Piers Gill and across the valley to Great Gable. Descending the southern slopes reveal a stunning view of Wastwater and the complete Mosedale valley.

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