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This is the height of the mountain above sea level. However, on the climb, it is the ascent that matters, i.e. the sum of all the uphill parts of the route.
892 m (2926 ft)

This is the standard notation used on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps.

Each reference consists of two letters identifying a 100,000 metre square block then three digits defining the Easting and finally the three digits defining the Northing with reference to the South West corner of the block.

NN166712 is the grid reference for the summit of Ben Nevis. Where you are given the map number ( For Ben Nevis = 41) it is acceptable to omit the two initial letters e.g. 166712. (Instructions on how to read the references are given on the OS maps).

Grid Ref.
An indication of this mountains height rank within its class. Where two mountains share the same height they are ordered alphabetically.
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Mountain names are usually in Gaelic, the native language of the Scottish Highlands, or have been derived from the old Scots and Norse languages. We give the most commonly accepted meaning, but accept that some of these are disputed.
Named for Pillar rock

The UK is covered by 204 Ordnance Survey Landranger 1:50,000 scale maps. Maps numbered 1 to 86 cover Scotland but for the highest mountains (Munros) only 23 maps are required. The name given roughly describes the area covered by the map.

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A description of the characteristics of the mountain including any hazards of which you should be aware.

Pillar (2500ft+) , in the Lake District (England), is named after the Pillar Rock, a rock-climbing feature of the N crags. It forms a main ridge which begins in the ESE at the Black Sail Pass (544m) (the col with Kirk Fell, qv), ascends WNW 2km to the summit, then continues NW down to Ennerdale Forest. A minor ridge SW links with Scoat Fell at the Wind Gap col (755m). The southern slopes are scree with craggy outcrops, and the northern slopes are steep and craggy, but the ridge itself is broad and without difficulties.

The circuit of Mosedale (upper Wasdale) from Black Sail Pass, and including Scoat Fell and Red Pike, makes an excellent ridge walk which can be shortened if necessary by descending into Mosedale from Wind Gap.

Hazards you may encounter on Pillar include
 Crags near summit.
General Considerations
 Temperature decreases by 1degree C for every 100m of ascent.
 Wind usually increases with altitude.
 Visibility can change markedly with cloud level.
 River/Stream levels can increase markedly in one day.
A special thank you to David S Brown for his work on this and all of the England/Wales information.
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 Weather & OS Maps
Cumbrian Fells
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
Scafell Pike
by Metcheck
Pillar Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include Pillar.

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 Routes that include Pillar
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 1055 m 12.71 km 4.5 hrs Pillar  The ‘Mosedale Horseshoe’, one of Lakeland’s classic walks. There is minimal scrambling, but it finishes with a once-fast scree-run. Walkers can avoid the scree-run on steep grass, and may therefore prefer to walk the route in reverse. Not Yet Rated 

Pictures submitted by members on the summit of Pillar

 Baggers Gallery for Pillar

Me at the summit of Pillar, with Great Gable beyond. 13th February 2008.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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