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100 up on Helm Crag

100 up on Helm Crag


Postby Derek T » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:26 am

Wainwrights included on this walk: Calf Crag, Gibson Knott, Helm Crag, Steel Fell

Date walked: 04/06/2012

Time taken: 4

Distance: 12 km

Ascent: 614m

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Yesterday I reached 100 on the Wainwright bagging scale :D

It was a fantastic day for walking in the fells with lovely clear skies and a cooling breeze. I used the classic "if it's good enough for Wainwright, it's good enough for me" excuse not to climb The Howitzer but was lucky enough to have my son Ross with me so he was able to carry some of his old man's DNA to the top 8)

Here are a few pictures from the walk...

Steel Fell.jpg

Helm Crag from Steel Fell.jpg

Grassmere from Helm Crag.jpg

Ross on The Howitzer.jpg

Steel Fell from Helm Grag descent.jpg


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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby colgregg » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:25 pm

Well done. After a 17 miler last Sunday I'm now on 98. Helm Crag is a superb little summit isn't it.
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:57 pm

Congratulations :clap:

Wonderful day and some lovely photos :D
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby ChrisW » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:42 pm

A fine achievement Derek but I think you need to go back and get up that stump :lol: lovely photos, looks like you had a great day for it :D
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby Derek T » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:54 pm

ChrisW wrote:A fine achievement Derek but I think you need to go back and get up that stump :lol:

The day after A. Wainwright climbs it I'll be up there like a rat up a drainpipe :wink: :lol:
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:16 am

Lovely day for the ton :) . I've still to do any kind of walking down that way :(
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby garyhortop » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Well Done Derek!! :D
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby tenohfive » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:10 pm

Looks like a pleasant little route. I'm scouring walk reports for routes I can do with the wife and my (by the time we go) 3 month old daughter in a sling. Is it a fairly clear route all the way? I can manage steep patches, but any scrambling is off the cards (I might make an exception the Howitzer.)

Oh, and well done :)
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby johnkaysleftleg » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:24 pm

Well done! :clap:
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby Derek T » Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:49 am

tenohfive wrote:Looks like a pleasant little route. I'm scouring walk reports for routes I can do with the wife and my (by the time we go) 3 month old daughter in a sling. Is it a fairly clear route all the way? I can manage steep patches, but any scrambling is off the cards (I might make an exception the Howitzer.)

Oh, and well done :)

Thanks. It is an easy path to follow an no scrambling required. There were lots of kids with parents on the summit of Helm Crag so it is definitely family friendly :wink:
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Re: 100 up on Helm Crag

Postby tenohfive » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Derek T wrote:
tenohfive wrote:Looks like a pleasant little route. I'm scouring walk reports for routes I can do with the wife and my (by the time we go) 3 month old daughter in a sling. Is it a fairly clear route all the way? I can manage steep patches, but any scrambling is off the cards (I might make an exception the Howitzer.)

Oh, and well done :)

Thanks. It is an easy path to follow an no scrambling required. There were lots of kids with parents on the summit of Helm Crag so it is definitely family friendly :wink:


Brilliant, cheers Derek.
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