Helvellyn and the Dodds

Sun 26 Feb 2006

Route: Dunmail Raise - Willie Wife Moor - Dollywaggon Pike - High Crag - Nethermost Pike - Swallow Scarth - Helvellyn - Helvellyn Lower Man - White Side - Raise - Sticks Pass - Stybarrow Dodd - Watson's Dodd - Great Dodd - Calfhow Pike - Clough Head - Old Coach Road - Wanthwaite

Distance: 12.50 miles

Ascent: 4,100ft

Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

With: David Hall


Very icy on the tops, crampons needed! Also very windy from Lower Man onwards.

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Dunmail Raise and Helm Crag

Thirlmere from Willie Wife Moor

Looking over Steel Fell to the central fells as we ascend Dollywaggon Pike

High Crag, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn and the pointed top of Catstycam from Dollywaggon Pike's summit

Looking back to Dollywaggon Pike from High Crag

Walkers traversing Nethermost Pike on their way to or from Helvellyn

Looking back to High Crag

Striding Edge with Cross Fell in the distance on the far right

Saint Sunday Crag

Striding Edge from Helvellyn's summit

White Side, Raise and the Dodds from Helvellyn

Helvellyn's summit

Red Tarn and Striding Edge

Swirral Edge to Catstycam

Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, the Scafells, Great Gable and Pillar to the west

A more direct route onto Helvellyn...

Looking back to Helvellyn and Lower Man

Stybarrow Dodd with Skiddaw and Blencathra in the distance


Walkers descending to Sticks Pass

The ski tow on Raise

David experiencing the weather at Stybarrow Dodd's summit

Heading for Great Dodd

The view back south from our ascent of Great Dodd

Calfhow Pike and Clough Head with the Skiddaw fells and Blencathra behind

Previous Walk: A Boredale Round (Sat 25 Feb 2006)

Next Walk: Saint Sunday Crag, Fairfield and Helvellyn (Sat 4 Mar 2006)

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