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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain in the Cumbrian Mountains of northwest England. At 979.1 m (3,210 ft), it is the highest peak in the range and the highest elevation in England.


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  • The Challenge will take teams up 24 mountain peaks around the stunning Lake District, taking in mountains such as Scafell Pike, Hellvellyn and Great Dodd along the way.

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  • Whether you wish to climb Scafell Pike or bag a munro, they provide qualified guides and equipment from Ā£140 per day for two.

    Culture in Glasgow, cosy pubs in the Cotswolds

  • Jones, from the Matlock area of Derbyshire, had camped with a friend at Wasdale Head near Scafell Pike in Cumbria before they set off at 11.30am on Friday to climb the peak.

    Teenager who died on Scafell Pike is named as Lee Jones

  • Scafell Pike in Cumbria, where teenager Lee Jones died after getting lost in snow.

    Teenager who died on Scafell Pike is named as Lee Jones

  • A reader responded: I don't think so; that would be 320m higher than Scafell Pike, the highest point in England.

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  • After I finish typing this article, I will climb to the top of Scafell Pike and scream to the heavens above, HOW I WON THE WAR IS BLOODY BRILLIANT!


  • This is the first endurance event of its kind to be completed in the UK; no attempt had previously been made to swim Windermere, Loch Lomond and Lake Bala, climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and travel by bike between each climb and swim.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Now on day 5 of the challenge, August 28th, the team reached the top of Scafell Pike, 3,201 ft in 2 hours.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Simon's "We England" blog reports that Joss Naylor MBE who is now 72 joined Sir Chris Bonnington in taking an Olympic Flag to the top of Scafell Pike as part of their making their case for a London 2012 Fell Race.

    Luke Akehurst: Mountain Marathoner Surprise

  • Well large numbers of environmentalists and residents near the three peaks in question Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike would prefer significantly less people doing the challenge.

    Archive 2007-09-01


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