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High Stile


Quick Facts
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.
807 m (2647 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.
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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.

High Stile (2500ft+) , together with subsidiary tops High Crag (744m) to ESE and Red Pike (755m) to WNW, forms the impressive and craggy SW wall of the Buttermere Valley, in the Lake District (England).

The main ridge falls SE beyond High Crag over Seat (561m) to Scarth Gap Pass (445m); and beyond Red Pike continues a further 4 km NW over Starling Dodd (633m) to Great Borne (616m). The S slope of the ridge falls steeply to the relatively remote forest of upper Ennerdale. The N slope is craggy between Red Pike and Scarth Gap Pass, and broken into 2 corries by short NNE ridges from Red Pike, High Stile and High Crag.

The traverse of these 3 tops from Buttermere makes a fine excursion with good views from the boulder-strewn summit ridge

Hazards you may encounter on High Stile include
 Steep slopes on or near ascent routes.
 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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Cumbrian Fells
by MWIS (PDF format)
Lake District
by Met Office
by Metcheck
High Stile Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include High Stile.

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 Routes that include High Stile
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 895 m 11.34 km 4 hrs High Stile  One of the best round traverse routes in Lakeland, giving excellent views from the long and nearly level summit ridge. Route passes close to crags, and the ascent slope is steep.  

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Me on the top of Red Pike, with High Stile (next stop) behind me, during a traverse on 29th May 2009.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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