Scafell Pike summit, Lake District

Scafell Pike summit, Lake District

A small cairn marks the peak of Scafell Pike. What this photo does not show is that the wind was blowing so hard I had to put all my weight on my camera tripod to prevent it blowing away! The views from the peak, however, are stupendous.

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