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Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike


Postby ChrisG » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:46 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike

Hewitts included on this walk: Dollywaggon Pike, Helvellyn

Date walked: 14/04/2012

Time taken: 8

Distance: 16.6 km

Ascent: 1147m

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A great day out on the Helvellyn range. My first attempt at Striding Edge, really enjoyed it but I big challenge for me to over come my virtigo. It's a strange feeling looking down at my feet and not being able to judge the distance to my next step which gives me a slight dizziness but then looking down past my feet five or six hundred feet down with perfect vison. Anyway I made it sometimes on my hands and knees but I still got to the end. Strange thing is I didn't have a problem with the climb down at the end, Hers a few pics of our day.


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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby SusieThePensioner » Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:01 pm

Well done!! I know how you feel and I've never done Striding Edge because of the vertigo so that was brilliant :thumbup: Some great photos as well :D
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby ChrisG » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:15 pm

SusieThePensioner wrote:Well done!! I know how you feel and I've never done Striding Edge because of the vertigo so that was brilliant :thumbup: Some great photos as well :D


Thanks, Glad I did it
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby ChrisW » Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:19 am

Beautiful photos Chris, well worth pushing yourself up to and beyond your limits, great stuff :D
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby garyhortop » Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:54 pm

Well done - not for the faint hearted if you don't like heights!! Some cracking pictures as well!! :D
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby ChrisG » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:43 pm

garyhortop wrote:Well done - not for the faint hearted if you don't like heights!! Some cracking pictures as well!! :D

Thanks Gary I really enjoyed it :)
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby ChrisG » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:44 pm

ChrisW wrote:Beautiful photos Chris, well worth pushing yourself up to and beyond your limits, great stuff :D


Thanks again Chris
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby alexpdjdj » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:15 pm

ChrisG wrote:My first attempt at Striding Edge, really enjoyed it but I big challenge for me to over come my virtigo. It's a strange feeling looking down at my feet and not being able to judge the distance to my next step which gives me a slight dizziness but then looking down past my feet five or six hundred feet down with perfect vison. Anyway I made it sometimes on my hands and knees but I still got to the end. Strange thing is I didn't have a problem with the climb down at the end


Really know what you mean, I felt the same way when I did Striding Edge. Its a really wierd thing vertigo, difficult to explain to people how it affects you.
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby Skyehigh1973 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:26 pm

Lovely pics, thank you - and I know how tough it is to talk about a loss of confidence on a site like this so much power to you!

I did Striding Edge as a carefree 16-year old then suddenly, a few years ago, complete with mortgage and responsibilities to others, I couldn't face it and realised I couldn't hack that sort of stuff without some serious build-up to it. However, as Don Whillans said "The mountains will always be there......" - they are there for all of us, no matter what we choose to do on them, and we all them because of what they give us, unconditionally :)

Thank you for sharing
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Re: Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike & Dollywaggon Pike

Postby Skyehigh1973 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:29 pm

Skyehigh1973 wrote:Lovely pics, thank you - and I know how tough it is to talk about a loss of confidence on a site like this so much power to you!

I did Striding Edge as a carefree 16-year old then suddenly, a few years ago, complete with mortgage and responsibilities to others, I couldn't face it and realised I couldn't hack that sort of stuff without some serious build-up to it. However, as Don Whillans said "The mountains will always be there......" - they are there for all of us, no matter what we choose to do on them, and we all them because of what they give us, unconditionally :)

Thank you for sharing


(That should have said "and we all love them because" etc.... Never try typing something meaningful after a long day!)
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