Helvellyn and Raise

Sun 18 Feb 2007

Route: Glenridding village - Greenside Road - Keppel Cove Dam - old pony-track zig-zags - White Side - Helvellyn Lower Man - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Stang End - Greenside Road - Glenridding village

Distance: 10.50 miles

Ascent: 3,300ft

Time: 6 hours 20 minutes

With: Gordon & Gail Parker and Anne


Sunshine and blue skies, light winds

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Rake Cottages, Glenridding

Looking up the Greenside Road, Glenridding


Keppel Cove Dam

The view east from the top of the old pony-track zig-zags

Zooming in on Gray Crag and High Street to the east

Looking down on Keppel Cove Dam

Ascending White Side with Raise behind

Blencathra and the Dodds to the north from White Side's summit cairn

Helvellyn and Lower Man


Thirlmere, Bleaberry Fell, Bassenthwaite Lake in the distance and the Skiddaw fells

High Seat and Bleaberry Fell on the far side of Thirlmere with the north western fells beyond

Reaching Helvellyn Lower Man's summit with Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Helvellyn's summit trig point

Saint Sunday Crag from Helvellyn's summit

Heading for Lower Man from Helvellyn

Descending Helvellyn Lower Man's north ridge

Zooming in on Great Gable to the west

White Side summit

Approaching Raise's summit

Part of the ski tow on Raise

Descending Raise's east ridge with Sheffield Pike ahead

The remains of the chimney on Raise

Looking down on Glenridding from Stang End

Previous Walk: Greenhead Gill Round (Sat 17 Feb 2007)

Next Walk: Glenridding Dodd and Sheffield Pike (Sat 24 Feb 2007)

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