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High Raise


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.
762 m (2500 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.
The number of ascent routes currently available on Munromagic.
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.
High Cairn

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.

OS Landranger Maps Required
  89   West Cumbria, Cockermouth & Wast Water
  90   Penrith & Keswick, Ambleside

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

High Raise (2500ft+) , in the Lake District (England), is just 2500 feet and its crag-free very gentle domed outlines from all angles makes it one of the least distinctive and least memorable. 1 km NNE of its summit is Greenup Edge, the col with Ullscarf (726m), and this can be reached by long easily-graded paths from Stonethwaite in Borrowdale, Wythburn at the S end of Thirlmere, and from Grasmere. However, the best approach is unquestionably from Langdale, 3.5 km to the S.

On this S side High Raise has some fine and craggy subsidiary tops in Pavey Arc (700m contour) which forms a precipitous craggy backdrop to Stickle Tarn; and especially in Harrison Stickle (736m), highest of the Langdale Pikes and an excellent viewpoint.

Hazards you may encounter on High Raise include
 Moorland Terrain, few distinct landmarks.
 High Plateau, summit may be difficult to locate.
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
Scafell Pike
by Metcheck
High Raise Area Map
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The summary information of one or more ascent routes that include High Raise.

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 Routes that include High Raise
  Ascent Distance Time Including... Description Rating
1 720 m 9.24 km 3.5 hrs High Raise  A pleasant round walk to this boggy dome including an ascent of its worthy subsidiary top Harrison Stickle (near crags), and fine views of Pavey Ark cliffs across the tarn.  

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Me beside the trig point on High Raise. 19th October 2007.

© David S Brown

Image by David S Brown
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