Helvellyn from Swirls

Tue 15 Jan 2013

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - below Browncove Crags - Swirls

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 3 hours

With: On own


Mostly overcast with the blue sky and sunshine elsewhere. Not much wind. Magical in the snow.

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Looking up towards Browncove Crags from the start of the walk

The Skiddaw fells to the north

Over Thirlmere and the central ridge to the north western fells

This bit is steeper than it looks!

Sunshine and fell hugging cloud to the west

The view to the north west

The north end of the Helvellyn ridge and Blencathra in the far distance

Helvellyn Lower Man



Snowdrift and Catstycam

Helvellyn's summit trig point

Catstycam and Red Tarn

Helvellyn's cross shelter with St Sunday Crag behind

Nethermost Pike to the south

Too many fells to name

Helvellyn's summit as the weather closes in

Red Tarn and Striding Edge

Helvellyn Lower Man's north ridge, my descent route

Towards Glenridding with the top of Catstycam now in cloud on the right

Browncove Crags

Thirlmere from the descent

A sunny moment

Previous Walk: Blencathra and Mungrisdale Common (Sun 13 Jan 2013)

Next Walk: Haystacks (Thu 17 Jan 2013)

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