Helvellyn and Nethermost Pike

Wed 28 Dec 2016

Route: Wythburn - Comb Gill - Birk Side - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Swallow Scarth- Nethermost Pike - Birk Side - Comb Gill - Wythburn

Distance: 5.50 miles

Ascent: 2,630ft

Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

With: On Own


In and out of the cloud, not much wind, chilly on the top

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Murky low down, looking towards Steel Fell

Getting better...

Looking west to Great Gable

The very top of Helvellyn is in cloud

Approaching Swallow Scarth

Helvellyn's summit cairn and a bit of Catstycam

Brocken spectre

Helvellyn's trig point

St Sunday Crag

Striding Edge

Nethermost Pike's summit

West from the flat top of Nethermost Pike

Heading back down

Skiddaw in the distance

Previous Walk: Grasmere, Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal Water (Sun 18 Dec 2016)

Next Walk: Causey Pike and Scar Crags (Sun 12 Feb 2017)

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