Helvellyn again

Sun 26 Dec 2010

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

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,540ft

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

With: On own


Icy paths, into the cloud at 2,500ft BUT the cloud cleared when I approached the summit. Windy and cold on the summit

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Looking up towards Browncove Crags from the start of the walk

Helvellyn Gill

Looking north from above Swirls

On the path up to Browncove Crags

Cloud in the valley but the top of Skiddaw is cloud free

Towards Skiddaw

Helvellyn summit

Red Tarn below

Catstycam and Ullswater from Helvellyn's summit trig point

The view south east from Helvellyn's summit

The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

Nethermost Pike

Looking towards the Coniston Fells


The valley of Wyth Burn

The north western fells and Skiddaw as I head back

The view south. Helm Crag in the centre of the photo

Thirlmere on the left with Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance

Bags of rocks ready for some footpath repair work

Looking down St John's in the Vale to Blencathra

Previous Walk: Helvellyn on Christmas Day (Sat 25 Dec 2010)

Next Walk: Grasmere, Loughrigg Terrace and Rydal Water (Thu 30 Dec 2010)

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