We do this regularly at least once a year, we once witnessed a van with a trailer full of classic motorbikes trying to go over the Hardknott in the pouring rain but in fact slipping backwards. Roger went to help them and ended up taking the full weight of their-full trailer and preventing it going over the side whilst they reversed their van, needless to say I sat watching this unfold in our TR4A in floods of tears ( I am not usually a tearful female ) but this was around the time of Rogers hip op’.
There is a much better Pass in Scotland at Applecross, “ The Pass of the Cattle” again we do this Pass regularly and at least once a year.
We were once going down when a Travis Perkins Lorry, fully laden, was on its way up and having to do 3 point turns at every very tight steep bend/ corner in the extremely bad surfaced slipping away single lane road. Imagine becoming a Travis Perkins driver and finding out this is one of your routes. Great fun.