Helvellyn from Swirls

Sat 9 May 2015

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags path - Swirls

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,450ft

Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

With: On Own


A 5pm start. Broken cloud, cool in the wind on the summit

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Looking up towards Browncove Crags from near Swirls

Helvellyn Gill

Looking towards the Skiddaw fells as I gain height

The Skiddaw fells from Swirls Gate

Helvellyn Lower Man ahead but the path to Helvellyn's summit skirts it to the right

Swirral Edge leading to Catstycam

Catstyam and Red Tarn from Helvellyn's summit

Zooming in on Catstycam's summit with Ullswater beyond and the North Pennines in the distance

Helvellyn's summit

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from the summit

Helvellyn's summit cross shelter and the view south

Cloud covers the Coniston fells

Helvellyn's summit

White Side and the view north

Heading down, Thirlmere far below

The Skiddaw fells as I descend

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