Helvellyn from Swirls

Mon 2 Apr 2007

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


A hazy late afternoon walk. No wind.

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Helvellyn Gill and Browncove Crags from Swirls

The path zig-zags up the lower slopes (bottom left) before climbing to the right of the crags

Zooming in on Browncove Crags and the top part of the path (diagonal line, centre of photo)

Looking north down St. John's in the Vale to Blencathra

The footbridge across Helvellyn Gill

Thirlmere with Raven Crag behind, the wooded conical Great How with Skiddaw behind

Walkers descending to Swirls

Looking back down the pitched path

The Dodds from the Browncove Crags path

The path to Helvellyn's summit, the steep section of the ascent over

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

White Side, Raise and the Dodds from Helvellyn Lower Man's summit

My descent route from the col between Helvellyn Lower Man and White Side

A hazy view west from below Browncove Crags

Looking back up to the col between White Side and Helvellyn Lower Man from below Browncove Crags

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