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Helvellyn & Catstyecam

Helvellyn & Catstyecam


Postby ChrisG » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:05 pm

Wainwrights included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn

Hewitts included on this walk: Catstyecam, Helvellyn

Date walked: 21/12/2012

Time taken: 7

Distance: 16 km

Ascent: 916m

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The plan was to do Helvellyn via Swirrel edge then down to lower man and back round, but we ran out of daylight and had to come back down the same way as we went up. Great walk in winter conditions. If you do use this map at any point be aware that the paths up to Helvellyn, which are very well made and clear no longer follow the green line on the map I think they must of relayed them due to erosion.


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Last edited by ChrisG on Thu May 21, 2015 7:34 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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ChrisG
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Location: Colne, Lancashire

Re: Helvellyn & Catstyecam

Postby ChrisW » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:30 am

That looks a great hike Chris, that first photo is a cracker and the snow covered top looks bloody freezing :D
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Re: Helvellyn & Catstyecam

Postby ChrisG » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:20 am

RTC wrote:Nice photos. I've gone down Swirral Edge a couple of times in summer and enjoyed it. It would be a different proposition in winter. I think I've read that there have been a couple of fatalities on it over the years, the eroded state of the path making it dangerous. - So its good that work is being done on the path.


I mean't the path up to Helvellyn sorry, don't think there is a path on the edge. If there is it was under the snow :)
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Location: Colne, Lancashire

Re: Helvellyn & Catstyecam

Postby ChrisG » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:20 am

RTC wrote:
ChrisG wrote:
RTC wrote:Nice photos. I've gone down Swirral Edge a couple of times in summer and enjoyed it. It would be a different proposition in winter. I think I've read that there have been a couple of fatalities on it over the years, the eroded state of the path making it dangerous. - So its good that work is being done on the path.


I mean't the path up to Helvellyn sorry, don't think there is a path on the edge. If there is it was under the snow :)


I'm the one who should apologise. I'm obviously getting mixed up.


Made the blog a bit clearer don,t want to cause any confusion :crazy:
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Location: Colne, Lancashire

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