Well done to John and Ed on reaching the top of Blencathra in the lake district at the end of last year. Our route up Hall’s Fell from Threlkeld was their first introduction to Scrambling on what turned out to be challenging conditions on wet rock with patches of snow. Travelling over from Northumberland we made good time and set of from Threlkeld just before 10:00. After taking a deservedly cautious approach to the scrambling sections on Hall’s Fell and with a little encouragement we were all on the top in 3, 1/2hrs. Hall’s Fell top is an interesting approach to Blencathra summit, you literal pop right out onto the summit, under the noses of the other walkers who have taken the usual gentle routes. After a quick bite to eat it was time to descend of the west side around Knowe Crags and down to Thelkeld from High row farm. Two hours later they were supping a few pints in the Horse and Farrier to relax and soon the lads were back on form again, so it was time to get to our accommodation in Keswick before we were in for the night. A hard night in Keswick replacing the lost fluids then followed and a very sound sleep in the B&B. A good day I think and I hope the scrambling gave the lads some extra confidence to go out again, I’m sure they’ll let me know if it didn’t.