Helvellyn from Stanah

Fri 24 Oct 2008

Route: Stanah - Sticks Pass - Raise - White Side - Helvellyn Lower Man - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags path - 'White Stones' route - Stanah

Distance: 8.00 miles

Ascent: 3,200ft

Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

With: On own


Very windy, dull to start, hail showers on the ridge, sunny intervals towards the end.

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The path up by Stanah Gill

The path to Sticks Pass with Raise on the right

Sticks Pass, the dark peak is Sheffield Pike

Raise's summit shelter has been demolished and this cairn built

Catstycam and Swirral Edge with Striding Edge behind and St Sunday Crag in the distance

Looking back to Raise from White Side's summit

Helvellyn and Lower Man from White Side

Sheffield Pike and Ullswater

Helvellyn's summit

Memorial to the 1926 aeroplane landing on Helvellyn's summit

Sunshine on High Raise with Crinkle Crags and Bowfell behind

Ullscarf with Bowfell, the Scafells and Great Gable behind

Approaching the col between Helvellyn and Lower Man, the Swirls path is straight ahead with the path to Lower Man on the right

The top of Browncove Crags

Looking towards Skiddaw. The 'White Stones' route can clearly be seen in the middle of the photo

Just about to cross a feeder to Helvellyn Gill

On the White Stones route

High Rigg with Skiddaw and Blencathra behind

Raven Crag on the other side of Thirlmere

Thirlspot below

Castle Rock of Triermain

Fisherplace Gill

The Thirlmere Leat above Stanah

Stanah Lane, my ascent route had been up the grassy path on the right of the gill

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