Helvellyn to Raise

Sat 17 Dec 2011

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - above Stanah - Thirlspot - Swirls

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,200ft

Time: 4 hours 45 minutes

With: David Hall


Wild up there. Very low visibility, stinging spindrift in the strong wind, snow at all levels

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Car park at Swirls, no takers, must be the price!

Looking north as we head upwards

The only way is up. Spot the walker ahead of us.

Helvellyn's summit trig point

Close up of Helvellyn's summit trig point

Helvellyn's cross shelter from the summit cairn

Looking down the route off Helvellyn Lower Man

Somewhere between Lower Man and White Side

White Side summit cairn

It's Arctic up here

Raise's summit cairn

Heading to Sticks Pass

On our descent towards Stanah we saw more skiers than walkers

Thats Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance

Looking down on Stanah

Thirlmere from above Stanah

Looking down on Thirlspot

Kings Head Hotel, Thirlspot

Previous Walk: Helvellyn (Sun 11 Dec 2011)

Next Walk: Walla Crag (Sun 18 Dec 2011)

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