Helvellyn to Raise

Sat 30 Mar 2013

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

Distance: 7.75 miles

Ascent: 3,175ft

Time: 5 hours 10 minutes

With: David Hall


A snow shower, cloud and some sunshine. Not much wind.

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Towards Skiddaw as we gain height

Passing snow shower, Lower Man ahead but we are going to Helvellyn first.

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Helvellyn's trig point

Helvellyn's summit


A climber nears the summit having ascended via Swirral Edge

Towards Lower Man

The view west

View from the top of Lower Man's north ridge

The route up from Swirls looks busier now

Sheffield Pike left and Catstycam right

Catstycam, Helvellyn and Lower Man from Raise

Raise's summit on the far right, Stybarrow Dodd, sun on Watson's Dodd and Blencathra in the distance

Raise's summit cairn

West from Raise, lots of fells to name...

Towards Ullswater

Sticks Pass and Stybarrow Dodd

East from the top of Sticks Pass

The view west as we start our descent from Sticks Pass

Sticks Gill, the western one

Looking back to Sticks Pass

White Side from our lunch spot

High Rigg and Skiddaw

Descending to Stanah

Previous Walk: Loadpot Hill from Roehead (Thu 28 Mar 2013)

Next Walk: Dock Tarn and Great Crag (Sun 31 Mar 2013)

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