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Watch Revival of Britain’s First E1, Scafell’s Central Buttress

Charlie Woodburn climbs Scafell’s Central Buttress, the first E1 in Britain. It was first climbed by Siegfried Herford in April 1914, as part of the Arc’teryx Lakeland Revival, which is in its third year. The event takes place in the Lake District National Park and runs until the end of the summer. The revival project aims to clean dirty routes and to uncover the history of the climbs and climbers. In the late 1800s, Haskett Smith soloed a technical route up Napes Needles in this area, one of the most historic in the U.K.