Helvellyn from Swirls

Sat 17 Nov 2012

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

Distance: 4.75 miles

Ascent: 2,600ft

Time: 2 hours 55 minutes

With: On own


In and out of the cloud. No views and some sleet on the summit

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I'm going up there

Footbridge across Helvellyn Gill

Raven Crag on the far side of Thirlmere from above Swirls

Thirlmere from above Swirls

Into the cloud, a glimpse of Thirlmere and Bassenthwaite Lake

In and now just out of the cloud

Helvellyn Lower Man but I'm heading for Helvellyn first, in the cloud on the right

Wythburn Valley and Fells

Helvellyn summit trig point

Helvellyn summit cross shelter

The northern ridge of Lower Man, you can just see two walkers below

The cove below Browncove Crags, but not called Brown Cove

The col between Helvellyn Lower Man and White Side

Brown Cove and Glenridding (the valley not the village!) with Catstycam's north ridge on the right

A bit more of a view as I head down

Sunshine on Raven Crag and High Rigg

Zooming in on Raven Crag, The Benn and High Rigg

Raven Crag and Thirlmere as I descend back to Swirls

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