At 978m, Scafell Pike is England’s highest mountain. I climbed the south face with Katie someone and another guy whose name i forgot, two people I hadn’t met before. At the top, I was about 980m tall. I was the highest man in England. I felt like the King of the world. The Sun came out and my head was surrounded by an optical glory halo.
Summit, looking south
Scafell Pike, south face
The Brocken Spectre is an atmospheric optical phenomena commonly observed at the top of mountains. An optical illusion is created in the depth perception of the climber who will see themselves as a huge person, able to cast a shadow as large as the mountains themselves.