Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extreme exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The summit of Seat Sandal.
By using a newer path than the one in Wainwrights book 1, a direct climb up the front of the fell is a good test of fitness! The quick descent down to the tarn opens up a whole new world of routes available.
After an interesting and straightforward climb a ridge is gained with Fairfield up to the right and St Sunday Crag to the left.
This is a grand summit, worthy of a good inspection and a lunch stop to see the view.
This section alongside the tarn to the descent down raise beck can be quite wet but without doubt it is a quick way down. © dangerdave - UKHillwalking.com, Jan 2012