Helvellyn via Striding Edge

Sat 9 Dec 2006

Route: Glenridding village - Keldas - Lanty's Tarn - Birkhouse Moor - Hole-in-the-Wall - Striding Edge - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Greenside Road - Glenridding village

Distance: 9.50 miles

Ascent: 3,300ft

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

With: On Own


Snow showers, windy at times and in cloud on the summit. A light dusting of snow on Striding Edge and the tops.

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Zooming in on The Inn on the Lake, Glenridding, Ullswater

Birkhouse Moor from the summit of Keldas

Looking back down Birkhouse Moor's east ridge

Looking back to Birkhouse Moor from the Hole-in-the-Wall

Birkhouse Moor catching some sun

Striding Edge from the path up to High Spying How

Looking back to Birkhouse Moor with Sheffield Pike on the left and Ullswater beyond

Red Tarn from High Spying How

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Striding Edge

Walkers (and dog) descending the short gully at the end of Striding Edge

Looking back at Striding Edge from the climb to Helvellyn's summit

A light dusting of snow on the ascent to Helvellyn summit from Striding Edge

Looking down on Red Tarn and Striding Edge

The cross shelter at Helvellyn's summit

Helvellyn's summit trig point

Catstycam and Swirral Edge leading onto Helvellyn from Helvellyn Lower Man's summit

Swirral Edge

High Rigg catching some sun with the Skiddaw fells in cloud behind

Place Fell with the High Street ridge behind from the top of the Whiteside Bank zig-zags

Brown Cove with Catstycam on the left and the top of Helvellyn and Lower Man in cloud

Previous Walk: Tarn Hows (Sat 2 Dec 2006)

Next Walk: Friar's Crag, Derwent Water (Sun 10 Dec 2006)

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