50th Helvellyn

Fri 13 Jan 2012

Route: Dunmail Raise - Raise Beck - Grisedale Tarn - Dollywaggon Pike - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Swallow Scarth - Birk Side - Wythburn path - Permissive path - Dunmail Raise

Distance: 7.00 miles

Ascent: 2,700ft

Time: 4 hours

With: On own


Wall to wall blue sky and sunshine, hardly any wind

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Looking back down to Dunmail Raise from the path by Raise Beck

Dollywaggon Pike, from here you can go straight up by the wall or use the zig-zags on the right

Looking back down on Grisedale Tarn


The view west from The Post on Dollywaggon Pike

The High Stile ridge on the far left skyline and the north western fells from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and Catstycam from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

High Crag, the main path skirts its summit. I took the minor path up through the scree

The remains of the cornice and the flat top of Nethermost Pike

Striding Edge from Nethermost Pike

The far eastern fells from Helvellyn's summit carin

Helvellyn's summit

West over High Raise and Ullscarf to Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Pillar and the High Stile ridge

Helvellyn's summit trig point, Catstycam and Ullswater

Helvellyn Lower Man and the Skiddaw fells

White Side, Raise and the Dodds with Great Calva and Blencathra in the distance

Helvellyn's cross shelter as I look south into the sun

Striding Edge and part of Red Tarn, there is a cloud inversion in the Eden Valley, the North Pennines in the far distance

Looking back to Helvellyn's summit and Swallow Scarth

Thirlmere reflections

Almost back at Dunmail Raise, Helm Crag beyond

Previous Walk: Harter Fell from Mardale Head (Sun 8 Jan 2012)

Next Walk: Lord's Seat (Sat 14 Jan 2012)

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