Double Helvellyn

Thu 25 Jan 2007

Route: Swirls - Browncove Crags path - Helvellyn - Swirral Edge - Red Tarn - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Browncove Crags path - Swirls

Distance: 6.50 miles

Ascent: 3,300ft

Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

With: On Own


Blue sky and sunshine with a light breeze to start but cloud and wind increasing during the day.

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Skiddaw and Blencathra from the path up from Swirls

Crinkle Crags, the pointed Bowfell, Esk Pike, the Scafells, Glaramara and Great Gable

Great Gable, Pillar, Dale Head and High Spy to the west

Looking north to White Side with Stybarrow Dodd behind and then Great Dodd behind again

Looking east to the North Pennines

Looking towards Helvellyn Lower Man

The view south towards Nethermost Pike

The path to Helvellyn's summit

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Helvellyn's summit

Red Tarn and Striding Edge from Helvellyn's summit

Andy Lang and Sean McMahon with Angus and Casper heading for the top of Swirral Edge

Catstycam from Helvellyn's summit

The view west from Helvellyn's summit

Descending Swirral Edge

Looking back up Swirral Edge

Helvellyn from Red Tarn

Part of Striding Edge and Helvellyn from Red Tarn

Catstycam from Red Tarn

Striding Edge

Helvellyn and Red Tarn

Striding Edge

The Dixon memorial just after High Spying How at the start of Striding Edge

Another shot of Striding Edge

Looking back along Striding Edge

The climb to Helvellyn's summit from the end of Striding Edge

Looking back to The Chimney, the awkward bit of Striding Edge

Another shot looking back to Striding Edge, this time from the climb to Helvellyn's summit

Saint Sunday Crag

Looking over Red Tarn and Birkhouse Moor to Ullswater and Place Fell with the High Street ridge behind and the North Pennines in the distance

Striding Edge from Helvellyn's summit

The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

Looking north to Blencathra

Skiddaw and Blencathra from above Browncove Crags

Previous Walk: Branstree and Selside Pike (Sun 21 Jan 2007)

Next Walk: Arnison Crag, Birks and Saint Sunday Crag (Sat 27 Jan 2007)

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